The bag, which came free with the bike, worked fine on my first bus trip. I’ve been a 2007 Downtube IV FS owner for three days now. So far the bike has been great; comfortable, and relatively light.
It is however compatible with the Brompton rack, so if you’re happy to have this added on after purchase, this would be a good solution. Another convenient feature about this bike bag is that it has been well-padded and has shoulder straps so that you can carry the bag to any place that you feel like. Apart from that, the bag has a coating that is very easy to clean. For that reason, it will be easy to wipe any stains on the bag using a damp cloth. The bag has also been made with high-quality zippers offering easy access to the bike. Schwinn is a very well-known brand for its fitness equipment products.
Instead they gave us bags with horrible stitching and kept the bad zippers. We stopped buying all bags from the former supplier and found a very high end bag factory in Thailand to make our new bags. The bags on our website that are being sold for $29 share the same design as the old bag, however the zippers are very nice, the stitching is top quality, fabric is much thicker, and we added backpack straps. Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs. I recently used the T-Bag in a bike tour to Calamba, Laguna–about 55 kilometers south of Manila.
I’m going to schlep over to folder fanatic’s website. She sent me a link a while back that I didn’t get a chance to check out that I think has to do with making one’s own bags. Plus, all the women in my family sew, so I can get some pointers, if I can’t con one of them into spending 20 minutes behind a sewing machine. Don’t let the fact that the bag is included with the 2007 closeout bikes bias your purchasing decision. The road is where you realize how well put together the bike is.
I removed and deflated the tires until they fit snugly side by side. The stem/fork was twisted backwards, and the seat post was removed. After bubble wrapping the bike, there was still room for a full size boogie board.
In terms of battery life, the claimed range is 40-80km on a single charge, depending on which mode you use. When using the lowest assistance mode, I have definitely been able to achieve around 80km between charges and used the Brompton several days in a row for short journeys and errands without needing to charge. When in the most powerful mode, and climbing hills, however, I have seen it drain fairly quickly. It could be argued that the extra strain on the battery to climb these hills isn’t something that it’s designed for, so I’m not holding it against it at all, but it’s worth considering. Commuting to Bath , I found that the battery went from 5/5 to 3/5, and needed to switch to the lowest setting on the way home in order to make it without it fully draining.
I can keep the pack with the bike when I fold it for storage. I have a couple of inner tubes, some tools, and a pump all stashed in there right now and there is room for more. The panniers are a really nice touch and will come in handy. The velcro straps that hold the trunk to the rack should just be full velcro on both sides instead of just the little bit that’s on there.
This bike bag has also been made in a way that you will have an easy time carrying it in a car, when going upstairs or when going to work. Carrying a folding bike like a backpack is a bad idea, as there is always something poking one’s spine or kidneys. However, these are the only straps left, after the shoulder strap gives way. This is by far the best bike I’ve ever owned and I’ve come to realize that a compact bike is mandatory for urban life.