I am a big fan of utility biking and I am now traveling quite a lot with my work. I am looking for a bike to take me form the airport and around the cities when I am out traveling. I occasionally extend my stays over the week-ends so it would be nice if it could cope with some "longer" trips as well (up 100 km I guess). I would like that it has a quick "semi-fold" so I can take it on trains when commuting to the office as well. I already have a Dahon speed pro and a Rivendell Rambouillet with SS couplings but I am now searching for another travel bike. The Dahon will be taken by my grilfriend and the Rivendell is a bit slow assembly to take me from the airport. Also I would not be comfortable leaving it locked outside in some countries I am traveling to.
The two bikes I am considering at the moment is BF Tikit and steel Swift. I am considering to build them up with flatbar and fixed gear (big fan of fixed and have no problems with that for longer trips). Also very simple system so it should be light and fast assembly. Later when I am getting older I can add hub gear. At the moment I favor the Swift as I think it would be a better ride and it doesnt stand out so much so I hope I would keep it longer. With BF you can of course buy their nice suitcase which turns into a trailer which is nice but maybe you can buy that separate.
I anyone has any thoughts to add or maybe even suggestions of bikes that I might have missed I am all ears.