Hi, all. I did do a search on this but couldn't find anything. I'd appreciate advice from anyone with the kind of reach problems I have.
I had always sort of assumed that a folding bike would be a decent fit for me at almost 5'1". Then I tried out a Tern and found the reach was just too much--it was necessary for me to lean far forward and stretch in order to grip the handlebars, let alone the shifter or brakes. My RA is a problem so on a bad day I wouldn't be able to ride at all. The guy at the shop said there really wasn't any adjustment that would work for me without messing up the fold.
Has anyone had any experience with this problem? I need to ride upright, so I am looking for a folder with a short reach. I'll try more bikes, but there aren't a lot of them around here to try. Getting one custom build isn't in the cards right now, though it's nice to know that the option is out there. Any recommendations or advice? Thanks. katerine