The Puch is Ready!
February 22, 2010, 4:52 pm
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old puch ready for spring

We bought this Puch mixte from the mid 70s off craigslist 2 years ago. We modified it pretty heavily to make it an extended rider for weekend trips.

The way it sits, it has the following modifications:

repurposed cruiser-style bars

shellacked cork grips

VO brass bell

VO Croissant bag from a few years back mounted on the bars.

Planet Bike black plastic fenders

Brooks B17S Saddle

Suspended Seatpost rear rack from parts bin

New tubes and 27″ Schwalbe white wall tires

I have been using the basement workshop to spruce up the bike a bit. The metal parts had a coating of neglect and in some areas some surface rust. I used Simichrome to rub out the metal and make it shine. The brake levers, stem and cranks probably show the most improvement. Yesterday, I got out some McGuiers Cleaner Wax, and put a light coat of wax on the frame and the chrome bars. Waxing an old bike frame sure can make a world of difference! Angie plans to repurpose an old bag to mount on the back rack. This will be the perfect cruiser for heading to Evanston!


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