So I can't get the idea of getting a folder out of my head now... although it probably should leave my mind. Sorry this is part ramble and part questions. We are moving to expensive Boston so buying a new bike is not good, but the wife would probably let me. I could store both my bikes with the inlaws and use the folder as my comuter/everthing bike. One folder would be much easier to store in the apartment opposed to 1 or 2 full size bikes.
So my questions continue. The two bikes I would concider are the Dahon Vittess or the Downtube non supended model. 1. Would either of these bike be a good choice for my "everything bike" including road trips of up to 30 miles? I'm 5.8, 140 with about 15 year of riding. Since money is a major concern I cant justify spending more on a better bike, eventhough it appears that Dahon and KHS have some much better bikes. Since I like a streched out feel, I'm still concerned that I will feel a little cramped up but the stems that adjust up and down take some of this fear away along with the ability to add a longer stem with reach seems possible. I'm not concerned about one chainring as I only use one anyway.
Dahon... Major concerns. 2. The Neos derailer looks perfect, but I wonder if its possible to put any other derailer on a neos equiped bike as there is no derailer hanger on those bikes. 3. Is it possible to add a stem with reach to the Dahon bikes?
Downtube... 4. for some reason I'm a little aprehensive about the DT. It seems that Yan has addressed many issue posted on this website, but are they legitimately quality? Other than that, it appears the DT is a good fit for my budget, but wonder about it fitting me and my riding style.