I'm looking for a bike primarily for commuting and am interested in a folding bike. I also like the idea of a bike I can fold and easily put in a car, or take inside a store or restaurant with me rather than leave on the street. My experience is that people will eventually mess with a bike that's locked up outside. I live in Washington, DC, which is not bad for biking but does have hills, in particular, I have a fairly long uphill on the way home from work. I'm interested in the Dahon Cadenza, which is sold at a store near me, but was also curious about the Puma bike (not available to be seen near me, and I wonder if I could ride a single gear up the hill). I've also run across material on the Hummer folding bike which seems interesting--should be rugged if it lives up to the reputation. I'd much appreciate it if anyone on this forum has any thoughts and experiences with any of these, or folding bikes for commuting in general. BTW, I'm not interested in one of the small-wheel bikes--I want a full size folder.
Thanks! I edited this message on 6/26/05 to be more specific.