Favorite Brompton Tips, Tricks, Accessories, and Mods

berlinonaut

Senior Member
Location
Berlin Germany
So, it turns out the mount has failed from the top right corner - I've contacted the seller but I imagine its an issue inherent to the design as it's a 3D printed mount.

Are there any better mounts for sale?
Not sure if the seller is willing to ship to the UK: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Edelstahl-Adapter-fur-den-Brompton-Tragerblock-carrier-block/402480013181
However - the shopping basket made by Brompton is a valid alternative in my eyes. Proven to work since 30 years, less rattle, adjustable in size, lasts forever. Immensely practical (and can even be overfilled using a rain cover from another Brompton bag). Possibly even cheaper if you value your time and and count the various materials and cost involved to come to a home made solution... https://brilliantbikes.co.uk/brompton-bags/3492-brompton-borough-basket-bag.html You might even be able to grab an older model of the basket from a dealer for a cheaper price as this version got only invented this year and the older version may still float around.
 

Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
So, it turns out the mount has failed from the top right corner - I've contacted the seller but I imagine its an issue inherent to the design as it's a 3D printed mount.

Are there any better mounts for sale?
I managed to get a really good one from China (off eBay) but they don't seem to list them anymore. The 3D printed versions are not as good.
 

shingwell

Active Member
Or you can buy just the frame for an official Brompton bag (without the bag itself) so you could attach the basket to that frame with cable fies etc. Tempted to do this myself - I have, and use, one of their "basket bags" but I prefer the look of a real wire basket
 

straas

Veteran
I might try that one, cheers.

No doubt all the mounting holes will be in different places :-(

I prefer the basket to the brompton one - it's see through so no issues with putting things in it whilst shopping.
 

straas

Veteran
I've given the seller ample time and 2 emails, so anyone looking for a bracket I'd steer clear of the seller below. The brackets are 3D printed and I assume the design isn't quite right, resulting in cracking with relatively light use. The seller was unresponsive to my messages telling him of the problem. I would have left ebay feedback but there's a 60 day limit.

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Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
The Aliexpress one has done well, looks like they're injection moulded.
 

u_i

Well-Known Member
Location
Michigan
I've given the seller ample time and 2 emails, so anyone looking for a bracket I'd steer clear of the seller below. The brackets are 3D printed and I assume the design isn't quite right, resulting in cracking with relatively light use. The seller was unresponsive to my messages telling him of the problem. I would have left ebay feedback but there's a 60 day limit.
Thanks for the warning! You can try talking to Ebay. In my experience, they are willing to step in, if you make a convincing case, even when any formal limits ran out.
 
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