Brompton luggage block - not on a Brompton

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Brompton luggage block - not on a Brompton

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The Brompton luggage block, with its wide range of luggage choices, works well for commuting and other low capacity carriage. The blocks themselves are inexpensive. Has anyone any experience mounting them on any cycle other than a Brompton?
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There are adaptors, but it would help a lot if you told us what bike you have!
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After a lot of searching I found a Rixen Kaul (Klickfix) to Brompton mount. Now my Dahon proudly sports Brompton bags.
You can also go t it from a different direction, with a converter plate to mount Klickfix bags on a Brompton block. (I have an Ortlieb handlebar bag converted for a modern mini-O bag). The plate is easily removed so you can use it on Klickfix mounts
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Nice!
Actually, having played around with my luggage block I think I see an opportunity to crimp a pair of Jubilee clips on place and thus to hold the block to the steering tube which in my case anyway, lacks bosses. Fortunately I anticipate only light loads, such as a sliced farmhouse, half-a-dozen eggs and possibly, the odd bottle of Mackeson stout. Having said that, I did once pick up a new battery for my jam-jar on my Brompton - I bet that’s on or near the recommended maximum weight of 10kgs!
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When I had a Dahon, I found it simpler to put a Rixen and Kaul bracket on my stem. They are widely available and there are variants with locks, for different bar diameters, etc. Gives access to a wide range of bags.

Now I've got a Brompton, I still use it, but facing towards me because it doesn't then interfere with the fold. My Brompton bag is large, so this gives me the option of a small bar bag when I just want to carry a wallet and keys or whatever.
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That's a nifty idea too, drossall - I'll have a little play with that.
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You're welcome. I've corrected bars to stem - the one I have is a stem mount. On a Brompton, not that that's what you're asking, it needs to be positioned vertically just so in order to avoid the fouling I mentioned but, with a bit of experimentation, works well.
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At the last count:- Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin X3, Raleigh 20 stowaway X2, 1965 Moulton deluxe, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Rudge Bi frame folder, Longstaff trike conversion on a Giant XTC 840 :D
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Yes, I have one on a Dahon Speed TR. Later models have a fitting for a Brompton block but my 2006 model hasn't, so I used a Litepro adapter. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003 ... ry_from%3A.

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For stability I stick to a backpack.
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For sweatability a backpack sticks to me.
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