I've been thinking about this off and on for quite a while. I'm considering a folder so I can take it with me in my van. I wish I could say money is no object but have to put a budget on it. I'd like the best for the least of course but could go up to maybe $800 on the bike and $100 on a helmet etc. and tax for about $1k total budget. I've looked at the Thor website at the Speed D7 and Mariner D7. I also looked at the Downtube FS.
I'd use the bike on the street and maybe bike paths / trails but no real mountain bike type stuff. I'm looking for something with comfort and enough durability to ride a cobblestone street now and then and enough gears for an old and way out of shape guy to ride.