Yes, Denise's excellent travel journals in "Crazyguyonabike" and the postings of many of you on this forum, seduced me into dropping $2500 on a Bike Friday. It arrived yesterday and all I can say is, "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU"! A New World Tourist with Ultegra componants and the Caprio rear hub, it's the greatest bike that I've ever owned. Even more comfortable than my Trek 520 and fits like an old glove. The only adjustment that I had to make was the seat height. Very responsive and efficient and, as I said, VERY comfortable. Before I purchased it, I spoke to two BF owners, both of whom owned multiple BFs and had sold all their "big wheeled" bikes. Now I understand why. Looking forward to taking it to Europe next year.