The fold is simply the best and that is the whole point when it comes to folding bikes. This enables me to put it on a train/bus/lorry cab/car without drama
Exactly. A couple of years back I took my Brompton on a business trip to Amsterdam, via Eurostar. Tiny Clanger (as he is called) took me to the station; across London; and then to the hotel. Then, after the conference ended, we went for a ~45 mile ride into the country, stopping for an al fresco
meal at a restaurant (where demonstrating the fold generated a spontaneous round of applause from the folk at the next table). Got back about midnight, then home the next day.
Was this the ideal mount for a 45 mile micro-tour? No. But I couldn't have done it using any of my other bicycles, and I'd rather have done it than not!