I am wanting to buy a backup bike, and am looking at a folding model. I travel some and would like to take a bike with me when I do. I am a hard core roadie, so I'm looking for a model with drop bars and rides like a road bike. Currently I ride a Lemond l'Alpe d'Huez and love the ride on that.
So far, the only models I've seen like this are Bike Fridays, which of course are rather expensive for a backup bike. I've been scouring eBay and Craigslist for these, but they sell fast and for a lot of cash. I don't really want to spend more than $1000, but quite honestly it will be easier to sell my wife on it if it's a lot less.
Are there any other folding models that ride and feel like road bikes?