I am in the market for a pair of folding bicycles to keep on board my sailboat. I spend about 90 days a year on board and find myself, more and more, in need of land transportation.
I am 54 years old and in pretty good shape. I have a Merida aluminum bike at my lake house and ride it quite a bit in the country. I ride it with cleats (I used to race a bit in my youth), sometimes with my 3-year old son.
I have never owned nor even used a folding bicyle before, so need some guidance. I don't want to spend a fortune -- I think whatever I buy will get eaten up fairly quickly by the salt air anyway. But I don't want an El Cheapo creaky wobbly job, either. I don't plan on any hard-core off-roading, but the ability to handle roughish roads might be a good idea. Storage space is at an extreme premium on any boat, so it should be reasonably compact.
I have been looking at the Dahon Jetstream. Can anyone give any suggestions or recommendations for this use?