love the suede saddle
It's worth noting that you can still buy these new, not that I'm saying it's not retro
I'm not always keen on fixies, but there's something about this that I really like. Maybe it's because it's not trying to be really flashy with expensive Italian track parts, it looks nice, is in lovely condition and is practical (OK, maybe not the brake lever ...).
I particularly like the chainset, despite it not being a premium make. Chain guards on the chainset are bloody useful in my view, and it's very rare to see one as integrated as that, as they're often bolt on affairs. It looks a lot nicer than the track chainsets you see a lot of people fit on their fixie bikes.
And I love the rake of the fork blades and the dropouts - it looks really cheeky and slack ! if that makes sense in bike terms !
Yeah, most Puch bikes were mass produced. They were, or still are a big moped manufacturer in Italy and also made cycle frames (I'm not sure which came first). I'm not sure if Puch ever had a great era, i.e. if Pros used them in Grand Tours, and they then took advantage of their name simply to sell 'cheap' bikes.
You could try and get a Puch headbadge - it's a nice green and white chequered oval if I remember rightly. It'll be worth it in your case as you've had a real pro paint job done.
Anyway, enough blethering...I'm off to watch the Giro on Rai Sport...
Willi Moore Tourer 531c / Record (~1985) | Dawes Edge XT (1994)
MBK SuperPro (2002) | Dave Hinde Airplane (2003)
Reise Und Muller Birdy (2007) | Cove Stiffee (2009)
Dawes Jackal (1988) - Sold | Kona Explosif (1989) - Stolen
Dawes Stratos (1991) -Sold | GIOS Compact Pro (1993) - Sold
Trek 8500 (2001) - Sold