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We visited his home in April.Regrettably not. However better that than the standard offering which is almost as comfortable as dinner with Vlad the Empaler.
Fabulous and your post suggests that you turned down the stake dinner!
How do the children's seats fit on Tom? We much preferred the cross bar seats on a conventional bike to the seat on the rear carrier. When the child is in between your arms they can talk to you and we thought they were warmer too. At the back our son got bored and eventually broke off a stick from a tree we passed and stuck it in the spokes to see what would happen.
Romania is not a big tourist destination, but Dracula’s Castle is pretty important for the town of Bran.Fabulous and your post suggests that you turned down the stake dinner!
"Vampire camping" sounds interesting. Does that all that Vlad, vampire, Dracula stuff plays a big part in the local tourist economy?
If you have a tow bar the two bikes may be small enough to get in a tow box 3. Good secure way to carry themWe have two brand new Bromptons which we've used twice to date. Unfortunately, we've tried two different saddles so far but still haven't found anything remotely comfortable. The Bromton ones are instruments of torture! Other than the seat issue and the price, these bikes are brilliant for using with a Cali. They are very well made and easy to use.
Anyway, when we have taken them away in our Cali they get packed in their carrying bags and travel in the rear compartment behind the front seats. I don't like the usual external rear door bike rack solution for aesthetic and security reasons. So the compact Bromton bike is ideal for our needs.
We stand our two upright on the mattress (in its tough protective cover) on the rear shelf, next to the cupboard. We have the Brompton bags. I wish I had thought of IKEA before replacing one recently! The bikes are kept upright by luggage boxes alongside. We take them on most trips. They are really useful for visits to the shops, restaurants and sightseeing. Our full-sized bikes were better for longer excursions, but we find the Bromptons are fine for a radius of about 15km on reasonable terrain. For us, storing the bikes inside is preferable to our previous rear external bike rack. We always sleep upstairs, so there’s still plenty of storage space. But we are all different in how we use our vans and there’s no one correct way to do things. The versatility is one of the charms of the Cali!We have 2 Bromptons in Dimpa bags that we lay down on the back shelf. After reading some of the above posts I think I'll play around with standing them up side by side.
Any road........I'm interested to know how often you use your Bromptons whilst you are away? We tend to take them away and only use them sparingly if at all. I've always believed that when we get into Europe they will be useful than when in the UK during short trips. So do you choose when and where to take them or would you never leave home without them?
The Brompton bike bag is £27.50. Not cheap but not Brandrup priced either. They have a couple of useful features such as straps to secure the folded bag under the saddle. And holes so you can wheel your bike on its “easy” wheels.Possibly a good bit cheaper than the Brompton version.
So you can tow a child behind ? Was looking at getting one of these, With the electric Brompton, having attached a trailer did you think it was stable enough with the small wheels ? http://www.trail-gator.com/The Brompton bike bag is £27.50. Not cheap but not Brandrup priced either. They have a couple of useful features such as straps to secure the folded bag under the saddle. And holes so you can wheel your bike on its “easy” wheels.
We love our Bromptons, and my all time most memorable trip was cycling down Flåm Mountain on it hauling a three year old and a two year old in a child buggy-trailer.
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Love the child seat, seems that you cant buy them anymore, might try to source them on ebay. As I can find a spec for them would a 6 year old be OK on this or is it for smaller kids ?I towed this:
I removed an “easy wheel” from the rear rack and used that as the tow point. The design of the trailer is to use the rear wheel hub at the tow point, but on the Brompton it is too low.
Later we bought two of these: