I am a very enthusiastic potential folding bike customer. My local LBS has a medium tikit to ride, and can order BF's. Okay, I'll go test ride there. The sales person whined that a folder was nothing but a well engineered compromise, knew very little about the product, expressed a "why would you want one of these" attitude, and generally undermined my enthusiasm. And this is a $1000 bike, baby. What's especially troubling is that this particular shop was the home base of the MOST FAMOUS BICYCLE ENTHUSIAST THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! (recently departed). Incidentally, the bike - although too small - rode nicely, and gives me confidence that a large frame tikit could be the ticket, but after this experience I SIMPLY COULDN'T order it from that shop. I just couldn't. Sorry.
LBS # 2 - same day, mind you - carries Dahon. This story can be economically told with full quotes.
"Do you have any folders in the shop?"
"None that will fit you."
"Okay, thank you, bye-bye"
I happen to know they have a Speed D7 and a Speed TT in there. I'm 6'4".
Thank goodness for this forum, all you fine people, and internet dealers.