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Puch Marco Polo

Old 06-01-19, 09:04 PM
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Puch Marco Polo

Anyone know anything about this bike? Frame quality, components, value? It's the only pic I have of it... Is it a decent ride? Where is it made? Thanks, RB
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Old 06-02-19, 06:03 AM
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The bike is Austrian and has a reynolds 531 double butted main frame. I assume--but I do not know for certain--that the fork and rear triangle are made of hi tensile steel which was a pretty common way to make bikes. It was a relatively high end bike back in the day and it's worth as it sits somewhere in the neighborhood of $150.
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here is a detailed photo gallery of a 1981 example which this bike appears close to...

https://s1380.photobucket.com/user/d...slideshow/Bike

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This is a realy nice basic road bike from the mid 70's. Likely 531 frame as said with fairly nice components, this one looks to have sat unused for as long time so it will likley need tires, cables, brake pads and bar tape plus a full servicing so figure on spending $100+ on top of what you pay for the bike. That said I would agree onn the $150 or so value as presented.
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Thanks for that info guys... Think I'll pass on this one
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Gotta ask - where is this Puch Marco Polo located, and is that a 58-60 cm-ish frameset?
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Old 06-05-19, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
Gotta ask - where is this Puch Marco Polo located, and is that a 58-60 cm-ish frameset?
To me it looks like a 58 cm.

I'd like to run into one of these some time. I've never seen one in person.
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Old 06-10-19, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
Gotta ask - where is this Puch Marco Polo located, and is that a 58-60 cm-ish frameset?
It's in the Buffalo NY area
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