Join Date: May 2007
Bikes: 2011 Jetstream P11 Alfine; 3sp Presto-Lite; Occasional Access to 6sp Brompton
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I had a similar framed Puch, lovely to ride, but awkward to carry. You can replace all the steel parts with alloy, and loose some of the weight, but there is nothing you can do about the folded shape and poor balance when folded, plus there is always something sticking out to gouge you. I think you probably just have to accept its limitations, its a folder from a different era, when the only concession to folding was a hinge & QR stem. Still, an ideal city bike, hope you enjoy it.