I own quite a few bikes at this point, but I have a problem - when people come to visit in the summer I'd like to be able to head out biking, but they don't usually bring their own bikes. I don't really have the room to store several different sizes of guest bikes, either - I live in an apartment and already own 4 bikes of my own! I'm already strained for space, and I need a bike for people ranging in height from 5"0 to 6"2.
Maybe that's asking to much, but I was thinking that perhaps a folding bike might work well. My reasoning is that since a folding bike is designed to radically change it's handlebar and seat height, it could fit a very wide variety of riders.
And while I'm living in a fantasy world, another problem I have is that a lot of times I have a certain route I like, or a certain destination in mind that's a certain distance away, and my guests are not in good of biking shape as I am. Add in a less efficient folding bike (assumably) and their comfortable cruising speed is going to be way less than mine. At a certain speed differential (I like 19mph but could come down, they like 8mph) it's not nearly as much fun. I also periodically ride with another group of biking friends - they're not "serious roadies" by any means, but they bike regularly, and it would be cool if my guests could come as well.
So in my ideal, fantasy world, I thought "Hey! Maybe a folding, electric assist bike would cover all this!".
However, they seem to seem to exist from doing someonline research, but it's difficult to find anything locally, or from any manufacturers I'm familiar with.
So I'm looking for suggestions and (hopefully) experience - does anyone own an electric assist folding bike that they would recommend? Anyone have any other experience or recommendations? Thanks.