Currently I am studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Before I left the United States, I had never seen a folding bike in my life. The whole idea of owning a folding bike makes sense, but with the US $ being so horrible right now, a Brompton M6L in black would cost $1300 and a Brompton with Raw Lacquer (which I want) would cost $1500. Back in the states I live in a regular small town, but I will still have a year of university to use the bike as well. Are these prices too ridiculous or is this how much a Brompton usually costs? Has anyone ever brought a Brompton back with them to the states? And if I don't live in a big city back home, would it be better to just wait it out and get a new road bike when I go home? I am not looking for a bike I can go fast in, just one I can enjoy and not have to worry about thieves. Part of the reason I love the Brompton is because it just looks different. If any veterans could give me some advice I would greatly appreciate it. Finally, this bike is going to cost a little more than half of my savings, so it's not like I'm swimming in cash...but I guess deciding to spend that much money on something is just something I will have to decide for myself. Thanks for all the help in advance, and if there is another bike I have overlooked I am open for suggestions.