Recent events have suggested to me that I need a backup bike, and that it should be a folder. It would be used as backup to my main/only commuting bike and as a weekend runabout bike for going places where lockup opportunities are unknown, and for the occasional operation of taking the car to the repair shop.
I scanned the folder forum for advice, and briefly searched the internet to find out that there are more folding bikes than I realized. The first folder I happened upon was a Citizen for $179. I also spotted a couple others, I forget which, for $199. I have seen references in this forum for $299 being a low-budget price, and I have seen a few folders locally for a lot more, and I know that a Bike Friday is about $1000.
So my question is, would I be making mistake by ordering a really inexpensive folding bicycle? I am 6'3", if that is relevant.