Mick of this parish converted a Brompton to front wheel edrive
That looks very-handy for carrying on a boat….or transporting in a car. I suspect that some of the odd characteristics of peddling on small wheels are mitigated by the electric boost. I always found the lose of gyroscopic and flywheel effects that std. diameter touring wheels generate made riding on small wheels feel very odd and exhausting. Those big wheels store a lot of rotational energy.
a small wheel bike will never be as good to ride as a big wheel bike
that has always been true
with my folding bike I regard it as being better than no bike… it is a bike of last resort
Did you have a go on it, and how did it go/feel?
The bike rides great on the road, off road not so good. The bike is very good on short trips and perfectly comfortable for longer trips 30 mile or more.Bromptons do handle very well for a small wheeled bike.
Ive ridden this particular bike up the Cheddar Gorge and then on to Wells and back a very hilly 27 mile plus trip and kept up with my lycra clad friend. We did attract a few glances him fully clad in lycra me in my t shirt and baggy shorts wearing crocks. I did have to slow down at times because I didn’t want to overtake him going up the hills. On the downhill parts of the ride his stability and bravery did leave me trailing behind. But the bike did its job, as a 16 stone slightly unfit guy I would have not got up those hills without some help from the electric motor. The hill out of Wells makes the Cheddar Gorge look flat.
thanks Mick. Bromptons are amazing bikes. We took one around the top of scotland with us. Two would have been better but one is better than none. The tiny wheels mean that the ride is not as good as a proper bike but it is better than no bike.