Two weekends ago, I found this vintage Puch at a yardsale for 2 bucks! The bolts and chrome were slightly rusty but i managed to sandpaper most of it off. (Hopefully that's not bad for the bicycle?) Other than that the components and such is in pretty good shape. However i could not find literally any info on this bicycle anywhere including these forums. I was wondering if you guys know anything about it. Well the only thing I wanted to know about is the derailleurs. Most of the parts are either Japanese- Sakae, and Swiss- Weinnman. The rear derailleur says Shimano 500 and the front says Shimano 50 and absolutely nothing came up in searches. It also has a Puch 100 year decal on it and is made of Special Puch Tubing 482. Here are some images.
I also plan on putting a new saddle on it as the current one is pretty beat up. It also needs new handlebar tape which I plan on using Ambrosio Ribbon but I can't decide on a color so help me out! Oh, one last thing, it used to have secondary brake levers or bar top levers, not really sure of its technical term. Why do most people prefer to not have them? I decided to remove mine after seeing that absolutely no one had them on their bicycles.
PS. Any other Brigadier owners out there?