Hello from the north Chicago suburbs!
I stumbled upon this place while researching folding bikes.
I have just pulled the trigger on a Dahon Curve D3, and am dying with anticipation.
I'm not really a serious biker. I have a 10 year-old Schwinn Searcher (21 speed street bike w/mountain bike frame) that I ride to the train station. I fantasize about taking it on the train and actually being able to get around downtown without a hell of a lot of hassle.
I also love chess & photography.
Anyone in the area who wants to maybe hook up for a ride, drop me a line --nakedsv at yahoo dot com