I have a ten kilometer commute to work, I can't bring my MTB or road bike to work because they are too expensive to lock unattended. I can't bring them into my office because the office and elevators are too small.
The logical alternative seems to be a folding bike I can bring into my office. What I would really like is a bike that would resemble my road bike for fit (maybe with drop bars?). I also have a 500 ft climb on a long hill back home, so even three speeds would be ok. 16" wheels should be fine, the roads are good here. No suspension, I hate suspended bikes.
I tried to look at the Strida, but regardless of what the Strida website says, the bike cannot fit anyone over 6' without the bars being far too close, and I was not impressed with the quality. I tried a few generic Chinese-built bikes, but the quality is Woemart or worse, two broke on the test ride.
I'm looking at around $600..any ideas?