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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
you have found this sight?
http://www.company7.com/bosendorfer/ADbicycle.html

there is a lot of info here in german on PUCH AD high end bikes-this thread is the grail and the master is "fast freddy"-he has over 42 PUCH's

http://nyx.at/bikeboard/Board/showth...-von-1979-1987


I just got my PUCH(AD) frame back from the Local car painter- he paints about 10 bike frames a year for our LBS.
dropped it off monday afternoon, picked it up wednesday morning- that is quick service.
but then again I brought it to him in bare metal, completly taped.

pictures of my bike?- well i went to the LBS who recommend the painter to me- I asked him about renting a tandem for the mothers day weekend- well the tandem and my frame did not fint in the van together so my puch is sleeping at the LBS til monday-(good- my swmbo would be having fits if i was screwing around with the frame on motheres day!)
you can find my thread by searcing puch mistral ultima

the red AD in this thread- is it a 1978?
Thanks for the links! I had stumbled on the first one and have read part of it. Very interesting. I will spend some time in that forum, hopefully Google Translate will not steer me too far away . I also saw your Puch Mistral Ultima thread, looking forward to seeing the new paint job.

Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
this puts it between 78-9
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Aus...al_numbers.htm

this was the turning point of top tube clamps going to braze on cable guides, this may be one of the earliest ones before the fittings showed up at the factory**********
those top tube cable braze ons are very unique I have never seen them like that-any other AD owners seen them before like that?
I think you are right about '78-79, seems to go with the serial # and components. This is exciting; this is the oldest bike and only Campy-equipped bike I've owned. Could be an expensive phase for me .
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