A pleasure to meet you Ken!
I've been bikeless since late August. I've been taking my time lately checking out things. When I bought my Trek 820 with the Rok Shok, that was my first bike from a bike shop instead of Sears
That bike was a million times more of a bicycle than what I was riding.
Now though things have changed so much (this would be 6 years or so since I bought my Trek). There is a A LOT of information to learn about so I can make a good decision. I'll take the time I need.
I was considering a Montague folding bicycle, as I thought it would be great to be able to put it in my car trunk, store it inside my place in a closet, etc. I've been reading what I can on the net about it though, and I'm not sure if it would be the best value for me.
I went to a few local bike shops and this one guy had the nerve to give me 2006 Kona and Norco catalogues! After half a week they look like I've been reading them for a couple of years! I'll be going to the bike shop again today to take a longer look at some bikes.
That folding montague sure appeals to me because of the folding issue, but I would still worry over any folder. I ride mostly on pavement, but I'll be riding on trails by the river here, as well as up and down coulees. I can afford one bike now, so I have to make a good decision. For the money I'd have to pay for a Montague, I can get a Kona or Norco with WAY better components. Oh, decisions decisions. I may get to check out a dealer in Calgary that carries Dahons as well. That may help, but maybe not! I need a shrink ray so I can make a full sizer shrink down for storage. I'll check e-bay for one.
Thanks again for the warm welcome! I'm going to go check out a Kona Shred and a Norco Rival now