The original folding bike the ‘Bickerton’ has had a few shout outs on this blog. Rob has a warped fascination with them.They are really wobbly to ride and they ain’t too pretty, to be fair they are fun to ride.
Anyway one of Robs’ mates, Portuguese Paulo happened to be in London and popped into the shop. Paulo is a real bike fanatic and has designed a beautiful frame which he has had built in Portugal. However on this particular trip to London he was without a bike, so Rob kindly offered him a Bickerton to get around on.
It would seem Rob was in a particular generous mood that day and told Paulo not just to use the bike, but to keep the bike. Paulo was made up, as unbeknown to Rob he collected small wheel bikes, oo-er who would have thought it.
Paulo used the Bickerton to get around London for the next few days, then he went back to Portugal with his new small wheeled friend.
He sent Rob a picture of the bike in it’s new home.
Apparently everybody stares at Paulo when he is riding the Bickerton. They have never seen anything quite like it. Nor had I. If you are into Bickertons this a right bit of bike porn. Even I think it looks alright on this picture.