For this ride I will be taking my Titanium Orange Brompton and I plan to travel very light. When I say light I really do mean light. I will not be taking a camera - no time for photos anyway - other than my iPhone and don't really want to have a heavy saddle bag packed with bit and pieces I do not really need.
Water is going to be a must and carrying it on a Brompton might prove problematic. A few fellow Bromptonians have bought into a very clever solution from www.cyclemiles.co.uk.
The clip system is a Monkii Clip and Monkii V Cage. It is simple and innovative solution. The clip is attached to the handlebar stem of your Brompton with the clip facing you. The pack also contains a cardboard tube inside which there is a longer bolt, rubber pad and rubber strip to protect the paintwork.
|The Monkii Clip|
The clip itself is quite easy to put on and the single bolt that tightens everything up doesn't require a great deal of torque in order to keep things stable and firmly in place.
|Attached to the bike|
The Monkii V Cage then clips on to the Monkii Clip. A variety of bottles can be inserted into the cage and the adjustable velcro strap helps make lots of different bottle sizes fit snugly.
|The Monkii V Cage|
Once the cage has been fitted to your chosen bottle when you want a drink you can just unclip the cage - with bottle attached - and clip back on when you have finished. Very clever.
|The cage attached to a bottle|
The great thing about this system is that you can still fold your Brompton with the bottle still attached to your bike via the Monkii Clip.
|Attached to the bike|
This all represents a brilliant solution to the problem of carrying water when you want to go minimalist. It means that my saddle bag - if I take one - can hold other bottle of water if I wish.
The Monkii Clip was £8.75 and the Monkii V Cage was £11.75. I think that it represents really good value for money as it is well made. Added to this Miles at Cyclemiles provides a fast and very friendly service.
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Great tip. Thank you - I have been wondering what to do about water.ReplyDelete
Hello! Is there a reason why you got the V cage as opposed to the Original? Thank you!ReplyDelete
No particular reason.Delete