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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:05 am 
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Are they any good?
Tempted to use one as a single speed for commuting.
Was also tempted to put a set of Ruby's on one.


What do you guys think?


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 Post subject: Puch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:57 pm 
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French utilitarian jobs. High end werent particularly refined. Good for fixed training. Heavy. They made mopeds too. Probably still do.


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I thought they were (are?) Austrian. Used to be the thing to have (racers) when I was a kid, but no doubt they were gaspipe horrors.

I don't know if there were any high end ones.

Could be a good choice as a commuter if you work in a bad area...


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 Post subject: puch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:48 pm 
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Yeh, Austrian thats it - sorry. I bought one in France one year because it was a lot cheaper than a similar Raleigh in the UK but it rusted really quick - it had the thinnest chrome ever. I got the wing-nut wheel releases nicked too. Not a great fan of that one - it was just an excersise in 'buying abroad'.
I think Puch made cars too. Maybe even lorries and guns and stuff. Anyway - the bikes were low rent and everything was made 'conservatively'. Puch weren't very forward looking, maybe a bit too 'commie'. Youre maybe better looking for an old 531 frame or similar.


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