Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The things they carried...

One of the pressing questions on the Le Mans tour by Brompton bicycle was what luggage to take and particularly what bike spares and tools. We settled on one spare tyre, two inner tubes and a multi-tool. We experienced little difficulty. We pumped up the tyres prior to departure and left well enough alone, not wishing to provoke an inner-tube failure around the valve, not unknown to Brompton riders. My older machine required the rubber block suspension to be tightened en route, the handlebar gear-lever to be adjusted and the front luggage attachment to be tightened also. Hence the two machines covered 500 road miles (250 each) without any real trouble. Outstanding.

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