My main reason for buying a folding bicycle rather than a conventional bicycle, is that I'm pissed off at bicycle theft and believe that no lock can protect my bicycle from imbecilic criminals.
There are apparently "bicycle lockers" available, but I'm still very keen on bicycle innovations that finally would outsmart a thief.
Do you think I should just get a ridiculously big lock/chain for a big bicycle, which I would think would give me a better ride for a lower price than getting a folding bicycle which... in a budgeted search, comes up with folders that aren't completely satisfactory? only the Brompton seems to have an enough compact size to feasibly carry in a backpack, but it's too expensive for me :/
and, folders are all in the 19-27 lbs range, which isn't light. Anyone find a solution to that, any way to wheel it around rather than lug it around?
I know you all are folding bicycle converts, but I think I only had one big reason to get a folding bicycle: evading the massive problem of bicycle theft. I have a minor concern about storing it in my dorm room, but that's not going to happen until next year, I'll have a year ahead of me where it's just a security that's my concern.
Is that enough reason to oft for a folding bicycle? sacrificing the comfort/value of a traditional bike?