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Old 09-07-03, 07:20 PM   #1
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Greetings from CT

I have two road bikes, which are my basic
transportation. They've reached the age where i have to start looking around the Net for parts in order to keep them running.

My more recent one, a blue '91 Peugeot Success, is actually more in need of help right now (i placed a Classified here for a '91 - or other that will fit - Shimano 105 left side rear hub dust cover i need for it).

A few years ago i replaced the original Weinmann wheels (which never stayed true for long) after an accident that trashed the original front wheel & the fork with a nice set of custom-built Mavic Reflexes (which haven't needed trueing yet) & a Sakae Litage FX fork. I had the original Shimano 105 rear hub built in to keep costs down.

My other bike - my "wet weather" machine - is a metallic green Puch tourer i bought used - am told it dates from about the mid-'70s. I've had this bike almost as long as the Peugeot, yet it's had fewer problems. (OK, i don't ride it as much).

I replaced the Puch rear wheel a few years ago. I had triples installed on both bikes & a few parts upgraded, such as Shimano 105 brakes on the Puch. I put good platform pedals with toe straps on both machines.

The Puch has Zefal plastic fenders with custom leather mud flaps i made for it. Probably will replace the Peugeot rear derailleur next.

We have only one bike shop in the area, which makes them a bit arrogant & they definitely will not go the extra mile for the customer, unless maybe you're buying a $2000 machine. So i hope to find some help & cameraderie here.

Long May You Run,

Dave

Would be interested in knowing if possible what year my Puch was built.
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Old 09-08-03, 01:15 AM   #2
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Welcome Dave, I'm sure you'll find many people who can help.
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Old 09-08-03, 06:48 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums Dave.

I can't help you with your Puch but there are plenty of folks on the forums that know a lot about vintage machines. May I suggest posting a specific question to the "classic and vintage forum".

Where are you located?
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Old 09-08-03, 09:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome, guys. Biking helps keep me young at heart (i'm 52) as well as being my basic transportation, so altho i'm neither a gearhead nor a rider of superbikes, bikes mean a lot to me.

I live in eastern Connecticut, usa.
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