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Old 04-03-08, 02:56 AM   #1
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Puch 20 lookalike

I saw this Puch
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ksid=p3907.m29
It looks like a Raleigh 20

I have some Puch bikes. The Mini Sprint cruiser bike
There ok. Mine has a unusuall size headset.
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Bahahaha, OMG - Road Racing Town bike? Genius. Does look interesting though.

Alec, could you post a pic of your Mini Sprint? In the 80's I had a Puch chopper/muscle bike that looked very much like a Schwinn Krate. It's long gone, and I've never seen one since, but I'd love to......
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Road racing?That's a joke.The seller obviously is a bit deficicent of clues.
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heres one of my Mini Sprints.
Ive got 2 boys bikes and 2 girls ones.
The others are frames.

This one has 406 shimano 3 speed wheels and SR custom racer cranks.


I was out on it on sunday.
thinking of putting SA wheels on it...get more speed.
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The frame is just like what I had! Mine had a banana seat, ape hangers, and a 5 speed derailleur with a stick shift on the top tube. Brilliant!
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Yeah Ive posted it on other bike websites
They say put a Banana seat on it.
I want it to be a hotrod.

Might get a pair of wheel disc covers on it
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God know's how you'd source one of those top-tube shifters for 5 speed derailleur now anyway. I'm tempted to build something similar, on an MTB frame, banana seat with a custom made sissy bar (the ones you can buy are all for 20" wheels), the hugest ape hangers, and a stretched fork to allow a bit of a raised head tube (for more rake) and running a 20" front wheel. I love the Schwalbe Fat Frank white balloon tyres, but I think they don't come in 20". I'd lace an SA hub into the rear, and fit one of those top-tube quadrant shifters. I built a muscle bike on an MTB frame, but really it was just a bars and seat swap, and I cludged a stem shifter out of old parts. It got stolen within a week.
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Alec - that is a very sharp looking ride! Nice photo!
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Heres my other boys Puch frame. Its standard.



They take a standard bottom bracket. Had cottered cranks on it. The headstock is slightly larger diameter than normal, but not upto oversized...er size.
The seat pin is 22.2mm. Ive got a BMX seat pin in there.
The original wheel size was 451mm 20 X 1 3/8". Chrome rims on single speed.
Had weimmann alloy sidepulls..730 and 810. With the thin alloy brake levers
A mattress saddle and chrome roadster bars.
Had full mudguards too.

I would sell the orange bike and the red frame.
But would just be hassle, probably have to post it somewhere.
Dont know how to do that
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