The Brompton in daily use
Since beginning of 1996 I am almost daily
on the way with the Bompton. At first I used it for the way to my professional retraining
in Dortmund: By car I drove every morning to the station in Duisburg. Problems with
parking the car I did not have anymore. Because of the folding bike I had a much bigger
radius of action than on foot. At the station I had amazed spectators each time
while folding the bike. Then I went by train to Dortmund and there again 2 km by bike
through the city.
Nowadays the distance to my company is only
2 km, but I prefer the Brompton instead of my "normal" bicycle: The folding and
taking along is faster than standing and locking the normal bike. In my bureau the
"Brommi" stands in the cupboard - dry and warm.
Up to now I took the Brompton also in cinemas, planetariums and exhibitions. A selfmade light black cover changes it into a insignificant "baggage". If somebody would ask what it is, he would not believe me. You can also give it to the wardrobe, but then it's better to carry the 12 kg behind the desk yourself!