I was all set to go to Skates on Haight in San Francisco to test ride a Swift when I called ahead and they said "we have one here but it's chained to a desk and we lost the key." Anyone know of other options in the area that are accessible by public transit + bicycle?
What about the wider world of folders?
Here is what I know, can you add to it?
Warm Planet Bikes at the Caltrain station in SF looks like a great place (through the window) but I've never been there on a weekday. I saw lots of Dahon including a Smoothhound, Pacific Reach, and I think Bike Friday. Their website also says they sell Birdy and Strida. There is also a Brompton & Birdy dealer in Palo Alto, but I rode past there one day and it looks like a residence. Haven't asked him about test rides yet because I won't be in that price range unless I eliminate the Swift. The Off Ramp in Mountain View has the Giant Halfway and many Dahon models including the usual Speed and Mu series as well as a Glide and a few of the 26" wheel bikes.
PS. I think "Where can I ride X folder in Y city?" would make a good sticky topic.