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Puch Mistral with Shimano 105 and Columbus (but which one?) tubing

Old 05-17-15, 04:19 AM
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Puch Mistral with Shimano 105 and Columbus (but which one?) tubing

Hi,

could you help me identify the tubing on this bike? It has a silver Columbus sticker but I can't see the markings, except that, I think it says PUCH:



Any other info appreciated. How much you think it's worth?
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Old 05-17-15, 07:02 AM
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I've only seen one Mistral Leader and it was Columbus SLX. Don't know if thats indicative across years. Yours looks in beautiful shape.
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If this bike is in the US there is a good chance the tubing is "Special by Columbus Puch", and it is pretty much Bianchis Special tubing from 86/87. I had an interesting email exchange with a insider at Bianchi and it seems when Bianchi owned Puch they marketed two very nice bikes that were basically the same as two Bianchi models but a bit cheaper. It seems by then the name already had a rep for producing OK entry level bikes these upperend models didn't sell well. I'll see if I can the email. A search of other Puch post may yield the info.
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