Monday 28 March 2011


Possibly the biggest current users of Brox Compacts are Promobikes

They've even fitted some out with TV screens!

Saturday 19 March 2011

Wednesday 9 March 2011


Probably the most well known Brox Compact in the UK, Firebrox is the main sound system for the London Friday Night Skate.

I caught up with it at the original 2007 London Freewheel. Note the striking blue wheel hubs.

The machine is heavilly modified to help carry the 2kW PA system, with 52 gears and from odd forum posts it seems the hard work it goes through results in it needing a significant amount of maintenance, there is a detailed post covering the problems here.

This is version 3 of the sound system, I think version 2 was this one, built of wood, photographed back in 2003.

and this was the first attempt.

Firebrox on Flickr.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Gardening Brox

Updated - see comment from Robin - this machine is up for sale.

Found on the Hackney Permaculture Blog - bought secondhand in 2009, it is the former BikeFix shop Brox - see below.

brox recumbent quadcycle

and a lovely image of it filled with flowers

Brox filled with flowers from Columbia Road flower market

Strangely it only seems to have a single brake lever.