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Brompton folding British bicycle. Possibly the most versatile.

It’s a Brompton folding British bicycle, and it’s pretty much the best there is.

“It’s a Brompton folding British bicycle, and it’s pretty much the best there is.”

“I live in Bellingham. When I come back to Seattle I bring a little folding bicycle with me. A lot of times I drive down with a friend of mine from Bellingham who lives in Mukilteo, and he drops me at the Everett Transit Station. Then I take the express bus into Seattle and have coffee with friends and do whatever errands I need to do.”

“I got the bicycle in Vancouver because the exchange rate was really good on the Canadian dollar at one point. It’s a Brompton folding British bicycle, and it’s pretty much the best there is. I like it. It’s got a hub generator, a little light, and a rack — and it’s got a mounting up here for a suitcase or a handlebar bag.”

“People tour on them but what they’re really for is commuting in England. Like if you use the train system over there, when it folds up the chain on the bicycle is protected from the outside so it doesn’t brush up against a lady’s white linen skirt and cause hard feelings.”

“It’s not my only bike, but it is the bike that works for transportation if I go to Seattle or someplace like that because it’ll fit in somebody’s trunk.”

“One of my best bicycle experiences? I’m car-free, so I’ve had a lot of bicycle experiences. But one of the very best was visiting my main bicycle buddy who lives in Germany. I go over and visit him. He keeps a bicycle there for me. He shows me trails through the farm country where they won’t even let a car on it unless it has a legitimate agricultural purpose for being there. So it’s safe and very rural and a little too neat and clean and polished for my tastes. There’s not enough cougars or bears or anything there anymore.”

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