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Bromptons in the Trunk

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Sandman1962, Aug 28, 2016.

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  1. Sandman1962

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    I just want to share that it is possible to put two Brompton Folding Bikes in the trunk's footwell space.
    This still leaves a ton of cargo space in the trunk with the seats up. After a bit of trial and error, the only way it worked for me was to place the bikes upside down. I used padding to ensure the bikes do not scratch each other. I also used a thick blanket to make sure I protect the car. It is very impressive how much space is in the trunk.

    As far as the Bromptons are concerned... for those who are unfamiliar, they fold down to a very small size. They ride like a normal bike despite having 16 inch tires. For recreational riders, they are great. Instead of hanging around at superchargers, I go for a ride and get some exercise. The Bromptons are made in England, and are a bit on the pricey side...

    Teslas and bikes seem an elegant pairing...

    Anyhow, here are some photos:

    IMG_7617.JPG IMG_7618 2.JPG IMG_7619.JPG IMG_7621.JPG
     
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  2. houstonian

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    Looks good. Guessing the Brompton would not fit in the frunk?
     
  3. Sandman1962

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    not the new smaller frunk. I was hoping that at least one would... but sadly no.
     
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    Are those training wheels on the green Brompton bike?
     
  5. Sethsla

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    There are times that I want to upgrade my 2013 rear wheel drive to a newer Model S. Then, I open the frunk where my Bike Friday lives and I forget that idea :)

    Bike Friday in frunk.png
     
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    Wow that is pretty cool.
     
  7. Sandman1962

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    No.... when folded, you can use those wheels to roll the bike around. With one of the Brompton bags in place, you can use the bike like a shopping cart.
     
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  8. mccrum

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    Hey thanks for these photos - I am going away this weekend and taking some brompton folding bikes. I wonder if you can tell me - could I fit 7 in the back without folding down the seats?
     
  9. Sandman1962

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    My guess is yes. if you have an empty footwell. Good luck
     

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