It’s amazing, but there is actually something called *The Folding Society* that reviews folding bicycles. Here are some other notes on the Ritchey Break-Away folding frame. “Excel”:http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&major=1&minor=1&description=Break%2DAway+Frame&vendorCode=RITCHEY carries them for $1,100, so quite a bit cheaper than getting an all custom frame with S&S couplers (about $1,600+400 for steel from comotion.com and $2,100 plus 600 for titanium from davidsonbikes.com):
* “Ritchey Review in German”:http://www.dahon.com/images/0603tour1.jpg. Here’s a german review of the Ritchey Break-Away
* “Dirt Rag”:https://www.dirtragmag.com/features/news/index.php?ID=110.
* “Rec.bicycle.tech”:http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=d1c31212.0302251553.1f6a484a%40posting.google.com&rnum=3&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dritchey%2Bbreak-away%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26selm%3Dd1c31212.0302251553.1f6a484a%2540posting.google.com%26rnum%3D3. Some folks asking about it on the newsgroups, no answers yet with lots of discussion from last February.
* “Best Steel Bike”:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=ritchey+break-away&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=KWcCa.1373%24xM5.1258198%40news2.news.adelphia.net&rnum=4. Good discussion about the best steel bike overall.
* “Best folding bike for a Clydesdale”:http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=96Wta.12125%24hT2.5356515%40news2.news.adelphia.net&rnum=5&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dritchey%2Bbreak-away%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26selm%3D96Wta.12125%2524hT2.5356515%2540news2.news.adelphia.net%26rnum%3D5.
* “TBGlibb’s POV”:http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=l2roa.1492%24hT2.1076871%40news2.news.adelphia.net&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fhl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26selm%3Dl2roa.1492%2524hT2.1076871%2540news2.news.adelphia.net. Another comment about whether the joint is going to strong enough and points out you can get a “Bilenkey Eco Midlans”:http://www.bilenky.com/prod39.html for $1395 with couplers. That’s a nice price. It’s a heavy bike though, fully equipped at 25 lbs.