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Brompton Riders Chicago

For the love of riding the venerable and versatile Brompton!

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Comment by Sarah D. on September 13, 2017 at 11:05pm
Ha! It's 55 E. Jackson - I work for DePaul, which rents two floors there. The building said no to a folding bike, and the facilities people at DePaul echoed that when I pressed it. Boo. But will try with a bag!
Comment by Bill P on September 13, 2017 at 9:01pm

Radical makes nicely-designed high-quality transport accessories.  That one should work for you even though you can't roll it along.But pray tell what unenlightened building is involved (if you can do so safely.)

The folks at One North Wacker freaked out several years ago when I brought my B into their precious lobby and folded it at the security desk while checking in, ready to get in an elevator and meet someone upstairs.  I left and phoned the VP I was meeting and had him come downstairs and meet me outside the building.  But even there I think they have a bike room accessible via a freight elevator.

Comment by Sarah D. on September 12, 2017 at 9:56pm

Thank you both, Marcus and Melissa - I bit the bullet and ordered this bag today. I need something to bring it into my current work building that completely covers it - bikes - even folding ones - are not allowed inside. :\  

Comment by Melissa Zammit on September 12, 2017 at 8:56pm
Hi Sarah, I've used the below bag before and may be willing to sell it as I don't use it much anymore. Is this the kind of bag you're looking for? Or are you looking for something that could be a checked bag for air travel?
https://www.mobicbikes.com/collections/frontpage/products/mobic-pro...
Comment by Marcusn on September 12, 2017 at 8:49pm

Hey Sarah,

While I would only suggest the very cheap blue Ikea bag (not sure if they're still available), my other thought is ask the question to the avid Brompton riders group on Yahoo Groups.

Comment by Sarah D. on September 11, 2017 at 1:11pm

Hey Brompton people! I'm looking for a transport bag for my bike that isn't super expensive. I have the IKEA DIMPA clear bag, but would prefer something not so see-through. So a) Is anyone selling a bag used? and b) if you have leads on an aftermarket bag you've used and recommend, please let me know!

Comment by Jaik S. on August 28, 2017 at 2:12pm

Saturday Botanic Garden Ride! (weather permitting)
Let's meet at the compass on the head of the North Shore Channel Trail(near Lawrence & Foster) at 10am. It's a hair over 16 miles each way, so if you want to ride the Metra back, bring some cash.
Google Maps route is here:
https://goo.gl/maps/rj74Vu5kXt62
Ride with GPS route is here:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24701880

So far, it's Sera and I, but anyone is welcome to join!

Meet here:

Comment by Jaik S. on August 28, 2017 at 12:14pm

Comment by Jaik S. on August 28, 2017 at 12:12pm

Who's up for a Brompton Ride in September?

Comment by Bill P on August 26, 2017 at 5:07pm

There were at least seven B riders on the August Critical Mass ride last night.

 

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