Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Watch out Bike Friday!

Brommie with a Chubby trailer

They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I knew it would be a matter of time before someone comes up with a design that will "improve" on Bike Friday's trailer system. Radical Design from the Nederlands is a specialist soft bag manufacturer, and they have put their know how into making an ingenious traveling system for the ever popular commuter Brompton.

Using soft bags seem to have the advantage of a smaller package and that really appeals for light tourers. I can see this used to tour Japan in conjunction with its excellent train system. It is also easier to tow compared to lugging a huge Samsonite behind and that is very appealing.  The downside though is the limited protection offered to the Brompton when traveling as compared to the hard case style ala Bike Friday. As they say, good things don't come cheap and the trailer/bag setup will cost 490 Euros excluding postage.

I think the poison is seeping in... Help!

The late Bro Paul powering away...

My Bike Friday Tikit trailer set up with a Pacific Carry Me

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