I will be strait forward with this - I need a folder (travel bike), but I will not consider small wheel options. I am in Taiwan at the moment, the 7th time being overseas in a a year and I am going nuts, its been too long. Note I own 6 high end bikes - none I can travel with. Here is what I am considering at this point:
1) I have a steel road bike - 2004 specialized Allez steel - Columbus Foco - Thinking about SS couplings - the problem, I've got the bike at 17.5 lbs, may be a bit light for rougher roads and can't ride off road.
2) Dahon Flo - great reveiws, good spec, but not for on road - I can buy another set of tires.
3) Ritchey break away cross - covers everything, but starts getting a bit high on the price after a nice build.
Any other suggestions? More history: at one point in my life I raced MTB at a pro level, I have done a couple IM competitions, so I'm a bit anal about what I ride. So I need performance, and I don't want small wheels.