Hello, I'm a commuter so that's why this isn't in the folding bike forum. Anyway, I'm looking at folding bikes and they more and more make sense from appearances as they being smaller would be easy to keep in my small house and possibly take indoors at work. I commute 5 miles one way part over a gravel road that can be pretty rough but no problem for 700X32s. Anyway I'm looking for any other commuters who use or have used folders and why you are using them or why you quit using folders (besides looking geeky) as well as any other pros and cons. I'm pretty sure what kind of reaction I'd get over in the folder forum. I don't want to buy a folder (looking at 400 + dollars, don't want to mess with 200 dollar junk, will probably spend 6-700 if I drop the hammer) and find that it just won't work. I use a backpack so no need for racks.
I'll appreciate all replies.