Video: Backpacks on Bromptons
We’ve been getting a ton of questions about how we’ve attached backpacks to the the Bromptons. We’re using a pretty lo-fi solution, a dowel and some leather toe straps but it seems to work pretty well. We had some down time at Lolo hot springs so we made a short little video there and uploaded it from a little motel in Missoula, a few blocks away from Adventure Cycling HQ. Enjoy!
Ladia skladaci kola July 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm
I feel myself as a source of your inspiration for packing system change. I was via comment on previously shared packing system video. I posted video link with front dahon rack for backpack. Were you inspired by this or not? 🙂
Russ July 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm
Ladia – I don’t think we saw that video. Do you have a link?
Ladia skladaci kola July 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm
The tip was in the comment where I wrote that my favourite solution is twodays mountainering backpack on handlebars and front rack on dahon bikes and cant imagine how to do it on brompton without brake bosses.
Link was this http://www.youtube.com/user/veloramacz#p/u/21/NkgO9VfH3tU
Ladia skladaci kola July 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm
video is in czech so try last 10 sec for breef picture
Ladia skladaci kola July 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm
I like your solution on brompton much from first second I saw it in your videos. I even put rear rack on my brompton bike too 🙂
Paul July 22, 2011 at 7:24 am
Thanks for that one. Was eagerly awaiting a demonstration.
Jon L July 22, 2011 at 9:43 am
what do y’all do when its raining? use a pack liner…doesn’t seem like a pack cover would work too well.
Jimmy July 23, 2011 at 3:56 am
thanks, i was wondering
One Month of Loaded Touring on the Bromptons, or ‘No, it’s not a Bike Friday’ | The Path Less Pedaled July 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm
[…] Rigging the backpack to the back of the saddle has turned out to be a brilliant way to carry gear. Because of the small wheels, the weight of the backpack is low to the ground, keeping the center of gravity low. The backpacks hold a fair amount of stuff, in a streamlined fashion, without getting in the way of our pedal strokes or posture on the saddle. Which all adds up to us hardly noticing that there’s that much weight on the back (except when I load my backpack with food!). Plus, the ability to break everything down into just three pieces (bike, front bag, backpack) has been invaluable for the transit connections we’ve made. […]
Colin September 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm
Ingenius! Wish I could do this but at 240 lbs I’m already at the load limit for a Brompton. With even minimal touring gear I’d be well past its limits. Have you weighed your bags?
De si petites roues… « bromptoningtheworld June 3, 2012 at 7:52 am
[…] couple californien qui lâche tout pour partir en duo sur leurs brompton. Je leur dois le système d’attache du sac à dos! Thanks […]
James November 9, 2012 at 5:35 am
Why kind of rucksacks are those?
Rob March 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm
nice solution, I have always wonder how I could get more out of the rack in the back! Thanks
Ricardo Brigato Scheicher August 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Hello Russ, I’m from Brazil. Here, we don’t have a Brompton, but I have a local folding bike. I’m using the folding bike to go studying in another city, using a bus as main transportation. You don’t know how much you helped me with my backpack. Thank you very much.
Arnie December 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm
Hi Russ, what’s the length of your dowel? Tryin to make one right now : )
Bike camping with a Brompton | Modal Mom July 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm
[…] the Path Less Pedalled and watched their Brompton touring videos many times. They strap their hiking backpacks onto the rear rack. Not having a big backpack like theirs, I went with the gear that I already had: a waterproof Arkel […]
Packing for a week of Brompton bike camping | Modal Mom August 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm
[…] thing about Brompton bike touring was finding a way to carry things on the rear rack. The Path Less Pedaled hiking bag solution is great – for longer trips. I didn’t want to buy an expensive hiking […]
En attendant trente ans… « Colineladéroute devient… | Back in the saddle « September 11, 2015 at 10:49 am
[…] J’ai choisi le modèle M6L, transformé en M6R, bleu articque, je n’ai pas fait de modification pour l’instant. J’ai juste changé la selle pour une selle en cuir Brooks. Concernant mes bagages, je mets le T-bag devant et le sac à dos sur le porte bagages arrière, avec une technique que j’ai trouvé sur un site américain. […]
Bruce Hawking January 7, 2020 at 9:17 pm
What happened to the video from this post and other old ones
Russ January 11, 2020 at 3:39 pm
Looks like the link broke.
Chris October 20, 2021 at 12:26 am
I found this site looking for the video also. Luckily I found the video on Vimeo for anyone else who has come here looking for it. https://vimeo.com/26700747
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Nice solution 🙂
What is the capacity of the rucksack please?