Bikes: do any units use them

#1
I bought a Montague Paratrooper folding bike, apparently used by the US military.
Are there any units in the British Army which use bikes, and if so is it a standard bike across the board or are they sourced by individual units?
 
#3
There was a young lady of horizontal pleasure during my time at Ashford called Sue. She was also known as The Int Cycle.
 
#10
I bought a Montague Paratrooper folding bike, apparently used by the US military.
Are there any units in the British Army which use bikes, and if so is it a standard bike across the board or are they sourced by individual units?
What possessed you to buy that?
 

Joker62

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#14
I bought a Montague Paratrooper folding bike, apparently used by the US military.
Are there any units in the British Army which use bikes, and if so is it a standard bike across the board or are they sourced by individual units?
What possessed you to buy that?
Cos it's Para/SAS/RM/CDO/SBS/FFL/Rangers/Delta/SEALs innit???
 

Grumblegrunt

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#15
they've been around for 20 years like that, surprised its considered suitable for a para though - it has gears for a start.

a friend had one of the early ones which went into his mini a treat :) not cheap though IIRC
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
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#17
thats not really a military use though is it, not like the swiss anti tank 3 speed mountain bike :)
 
#18
What possessed you to buy that?
Have you ever tried off road cycling on a Brompton? I needed a folding bike that could handle going off road and was in a colour that didn't stick out like a beacon when it's left unattended. My last folding mountain bike was a white Dahon, which stood out a mile and wasn't up to the job anyway.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#19
yeah you cant jump too well on a brompton as the rear wheel folds in.
 
#20
Ex Army folding bikes used to be sold in Exchange and Mart for about thirty bob. One speed, no lights, didn't last long, be collectors items now and cost a fortune.



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