I was set on buying a Tern Link P9 from Evans (£650, but you get £100 worth of accessories and with the bike2work scheme it ends up costing me about £440).
I can also get a second hand Brompton from Gumtree for about the same price. I'd have to fork over extra for a helmet/safety gear and I wouldn't get any bike2work benefit from it.
I'd rather have the Brompton mainly for the fold and compactness if I need to bring it on the tube and for storing at my flat. My main concern is that the bikes from Gumtree might be stolen.
I just wondered if anyone had any advice or wanted to point out anything I might be missing. I haven't bought a bike before, haven't ridden in years and just want to get back into it.
This site's been a great source of information and it's the reason I've been able to reduce my choice to a reasonable educated couple of options.
Any comments or advice would be very much appreciated. Hoping to become an active member here in the coming months.