I want to get a new bike for relaxed riding around my neighborhood and along the Lake Shore Drive path. $500 or less is my price goal, but I want something nice that will last a long time. Folding bikes look great to me because I don't have a lot of space in my condo and my wife won't allow me to hang a full-size bike from the ceiling or anything like that. The salesperson at Rapid Transit in Chicago recommended the full-size Dahons that fold in half. I think that would work for me, but I haven't had much luck finding reviews and they didn't have one in stock for me to try. I was looking at the one called "Espresso" in the catalog.
Anyone have any suggestions? There seem to be a lot of brands that make bikes that fold in half. I'm a bit overwhelmed with all of the options and am having a hard time making a decision.
Any advice would be appreciated.