This is just a quick follow-up report on the the Off Yer Bike handles sported by our Brompton bicycles, Basil and Argyll. We’ve been using the handles for several months now; they’re holding up beautifully. Dr. Diarist and I both recommend them wholeheartedly — they make a big difference in both ease of carrying and in manoeuvrability.
Dr. Diarist has never had trouble transporting two Brompton bicycles at once — he actually claims it’s easier than carrying one. Even so, he says that the OYB handles have made this kind of weight-lifting much more comfortable.
We’ve also discovered an additional benefit of these smart handles: Should you happen to recklessly shove your folded pedal past the restraint click, an OYB handle will absorb the blow.
Not that you would. But if you did, somehow, in a moment of utter madness, your Brompton would survive unscathed.
Also, an OYB handle will prevent scuffing of your Brompton’s
yellow main tube. Not that anyone here would ever have done that. Not at all. Or, if it did happen, everyone’s forgotten. Trust me.