DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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All of the time. Are you sure the one for sale is a 1982? On the bikes I buy, the sellers rarely/never get the year or size right. Specs on most bikes changed every year, often dramatically. Many times the specs got better, other times they got worse.
And even if that info is all correct, catalogs are often wrong. Realize Puch most likely wrote the specs in that catalog MONTHS before production started, so changes were often made between the time the catalog was printed and the bikes were built. Something as simple as a response to a move by a competitor, or a deal on some tubing, or whatever, and things changed.
Now if it is a repaint, then all bets are off.