Fitting luggage rack & lights to Brompton

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Mike Draper, Jul 26, 2003.

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  1. Mike Draper

    Mike Draper Guest

    I've got a Mk 2 Brompton L5, and from time to time I think about upgrading it to T5 spec by adding a
    rear rack and bottle dynamo lights.

    Anyone done this - are there any hidden pitfalls to fitting the rack, or do I just buy one and apply
    a bit of common sense?

    Can the Brompton rear rack be used with "normal" panniers, or would I need some shorter ones?

    What about lights? Is the standard dynamo any good for urban commuting (I'd probably fit a
    standlight at the rear), or should I just stick with a standard cateye battery setup?

    So many questions - so little time.....

    Mike

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  2. Chris French

    Chris French Guest

    In message <[email protected]>, Mike Draper
    <[email protected]> writes
    >I've got a Mk 2 Brompton L5, and from time to time I think about upgrading it to T5 spec by adding
    >a rear rack and bottle dynamo lights.
    >
    >Can the Brompton rear rack be used with "normal" panniers, or would I need some shorter ones?
    >
    I've not done it, but I do have a T5.

    No AFAIK the rack can't be used with normal panniers - well they'd have to be pretty small :)
    Really the rear rack is designed for things to be carried on top of it. I used to have a plastic
    box at one time that I bunjeed on top to carry stuff, and I have a small old rucksack that I
    sometimes strap on top to carry stuff. but it's use is limited - and of course you have to take it
    off to fold it up.

    Do you use the front luggage carrying system? That is truly useful and you can carry good
    loads on there.

    >What about lights? Is the standard dynamo any good for urban commuting (I'd probably fit a
    >standlight at the rear), or should I just stick with a standard cateye battery setup?

    Dynamo is fine for commuting IMO, it works just as well as any other bottle dynamo system.
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    Chris French, Leeds
     
  3. David Hansen

    David Hansen Guest

    On Sat, 26 Jul 2003 19:01:01 +0000 (UTC) someone who may be Mike Draper
    <[email protected]> wrote this:-

    >So many questions - so little time.....

    Before expecting to be spoon fed do ponder on whether others have all the time in the world to
    answer common questions over and over again.

    Having pondered on this from the UK and US Brompton web sites, as well as A to B Magazine and the
    Folding Society, you should be able to link to the Brompton Talk discussion list.

    --
    David Hansen, Edinburgh | PGP email preferred-key number F566DA0E I will always explain revoked
    keys, unless the UK government prevents me using the RIP Act 2000.
     
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