thanks to sesamecrunch, without his advise i would not have jumped and bought this bike. i just added a bike friday to my list of folders. i recently purchased an almost new Bike Friday Tikit2 (hyperfold). only thing is - the front tire is flat so i haven't taken it for a ride yet. so excited now but have to wait. here are some pics. i was actually looking for a nice folding bike for my multi modal commute. i have a dahon mu xl (IGH) but the folding time is somewhat longer. hopefully and i am assuming that the fold of BF is really 5 seconds (without doing any parts unscrewing).