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Old 06-29-09, 12:35 PM
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The so-called 'Safety-Levers' that are attached to the brake-levers and run underneath the handlebar. They were called 'suicide-levers' as most times, if you grabbed them in an emergency stop - you'd keep right on going. SMASH!
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Old 06-29-09, 06:12 PM
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I must be going blind coz I cant see any piccies !
Do you use the No Script plugin with Firefox? I couldn't see them either until I allowed the scripts for that page.
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where can i find these scanned brochures?
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where can i find these scanned brochures?
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http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/AustroDaimler/
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PUCH Mistral Competition - what should I know about it?

Hi Manfred,

many months ago you already could support me with some information about a Mistral EL, and later on about my Mistral SE.
now I could get a very nice and interesitng PUCH MISTRAL Competition bike, and want to ask you to say something about its age, and its story.
during the times I tried to collect information about Puch bikes and types but it is not easy as not so many info is available on the net. So before this time, I did not know about this Mistral Competetion.
some pictures:
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/110528/DSC007...toltes.hu_.jpg


Unfortunately I see some marks what show that it is modified.
The bianchi green seat (saddle) is probably not original, the the shifters are positioned Shimano RX100 but should not be original as all other is Campagnolo.
As you can see on the photos now it looks quite bad, I plan the refurbish it, make it to a beautifull and very good bike, and make for myself not for sale

(especially that it has extremely light weight, probably due to Reynolds 531 frame.)

so I would be grateful for all info regarding its story age,or the original brochure if you can send it to me.

Thanks in advance,
Kornel
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Old 05-28-11, 02:10 PM
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...I wanted to write this email directly to you, but don't know whay but your e-mail address was not available, sending was failed. And sorry for bad quality pics, i had to use a cellphone.
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Originally Posted by Puchultima View Post
Hy

Im Manfred from Vienna Austria.
Puch Mistral Bikes are produced from 1977- 1986 (in Graz Austria) from 1987-1995 (in Italy from Bianci)
The Bikes also sold in the US with the name Austro Daimler. All the frames and forks are made of steel. The higher quality Bikes with Reynolds 531 the mid and lower range with Puch 2500 steel. The bikes where Equipped with Campagnolo Record Parts and later with Shimano 600 and AX (Dura ace) The higher quality bikes are named: Ultima, Superleicht, Replica, Royal Force, Vent Noir, Everest, Inter 10 or Giro
If you send me an photo of your Bike i can tell you the year of production and send you an scanned Page of the original Puch Brochure
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Hy there! I have a PUCH Mistral and on the fork it has SPRINTER written on. the color is white pearl, Puch is written with red decals, made in Italy; I think it has been modifiied so please, can you help me with the dating of the bike an I am interested in the type of steel tubing used on the frame and fork. Thank you!
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Old 03-28-13, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexandruRazvan View Post
Hy there! I have a PUCH Mistral and on the fork it has SPRINTER written on. the color is white pearl, Puch is written with red decals, made in Italy; I think it has been modifiied so please, can you help me with the dating of the bike an I am interested in the type of steel tubing used on the frame and fork. Thank you!
Welcome to the Forums.
Thank you for resurrecting a worthy thread.
Pictures of the bike always help - close-ups of drop-outs, lugs, fork, etc. help on a bike you think may have been modified.
Also let us know your location (continent).

Thanks to bulgier.net for catalogue scans.
My '81 Olympian is documented @ Bulgier and I can say the Made in Austria lugwork is impressive for a production bike; albeit a nice one with DB531 f&f. In a large size (62cm), the bike needs some speed to come alive - above 16-17mph it handles like a dream, especially with a nice tubular wheelset. It is an exceptional all-day vintage ride.
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Old 03-30-13, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Welcome to the Forums.
Thank you for resurrecting a worthy thread.
Pictures of the bike always help - close-ups of drop-outs, lugs, fork, etc. help on a bike you think may have been modified.
Also let us know your location (continent).
https://plus.google.com/photos/10217...CIXtuOPPjtXLJg here is the album with some detail pictures; I hope they will be usefull. I am from Romania(Europe); I bought the bike from a shop wich sells secondhand refurbished bikes so it is hard to trace the origins of the bike. I think the decal in the crank set area used to say Made in Italy.

Like I was saying I am interested to find out what tipe of tubing they used for this frame... Was it cro-mo?
Does the bike have any value as a classic? I would like to build a fixie out of it, but it would be a pity to ruin a clasic bike for that...
Please help me make the right choice!

PS: I am riding it like this for now and it goes like the wind...
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Old 04-01-13, 01:28 AM
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is this thread still alive? Can someone send a private message to manfred (puchultima). I am not allowed because I don't have 50 posts(which by the way is a stupid rule- it forces people to post replies with zero content in them) thanks!
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Old 04-08-13, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexandruRazvan View Post
is this thread still alive? Can someone send a private message to manfred (puchultima). I am not allowed because I don't have 50 posts(which by the way is a stupid rule- it forces people to post replies with zero content in them) thanks!
Hello Alexandru
The Puch Mistral Sprinter in your gallery is an entry level bike. from 1988 (new price ca. 350 Euro)
The Bike is produced in Italy by one manufacturing company of the piaggio concern. (No real Puch anymore)
The frame is out of HI Ten Steel (ridgid but heavy)
Components are an mix of Weinmann, Miche and Suntour
It is nothing to collect and does not have an real value

Brgds
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Old 04-08-13, 02:21 PM
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Thanks Manfred!
I was hoping to have found a valuable bike and I am a bit sad it-s not cr-mo but at least it-s going to make a nice fixed gear bike for going across town! I paid 160 Euro for it(it was reconditioned and the shop gave me one year guarantee). In your opinion was it worth it or did I get ripped off?

Could you post a picture of the cataog where you found it. I would like to see how the bike originaly looked...

Thanks again for your response!
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Old 04-18-13, 12:50 AM
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See the picture in the attachment, bikes like that are available on fleamarkets starting with 5 Euros......
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Gruss Gott Manfred!

Could you please help me with my Puch Mistral E i used to bike in Vienna and then brought to Moscow... i would like to know from which year it as and some more details... Danke!

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Hi bnine

your attachment does not work so I did not get the view, but anyway send me the Serial Number (7 digit below the BB) The Mistral E was the entry level Road (Sports) bike from Puch during the early 80s. The frame is rigid and durable but the used components where somekind of inexpensive and where failing verry easely (Brakes, Bearings, and Shifting system) the sales price of the bike when it was new in the 80s was at around 350 Euros. Nothing special nothing to collect!
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Thanks,
What is BB? I will post serial number later today. I bought it from willhaben for 140 euro and it was in very good shape

here is the picture
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Hmmm interesting, I just picked up a rusty Puch Mistral E myself today, so now I am also looking for some bike history. As far as I know, it has the 2500 tubing, mine has Maillard hubs, seems to be one of the entry level models. The serial number on mine is 719748. Any info about history is most welcome.

P.s. Its my first bike so if anybody knows anything that is specific to this bike only, I would greatly appreciate the knowledge.

Thanks, and greetings from Bulgaria.
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Here's my Mistral SLE I purchased about 10 years ago as a frameset
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Forgot about mandatory new bike photos.hehe

So here is my Puch Mistral E 59cm








And just for kicks a beautiful peugeot a friend let me ride
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Originally Posted by Puchultima View Post
Hi bnine

your attachment does not work so I did not get the view, but anyway send me the Serial Number (7 digit below the BB) The Mistral E was the entry level Road (Sports) bike from Puch during the early 80s. The frame is rigid and durable but the used components where somekind of inexpensive and where failing verry easely (Brakes, Bearings, and Shifting system) the sales price of the bike when it was new in the 80s was at around 350 Euros. Nothing special nothing to collect!

the number is 6490382
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Hello!

I just bought a bike in Hungary, but i don't know exactly what kind of frame i have. A friend of mine advised to ask it here on bikeforum about the details. Could you spend 2 minutes to check pictures about the bike and help to recognize it ? You can find them here: http://imageshack.us/g/1/10162172/
I know it's hard to tell because of the repaint, and the parts are not original. Just broadly, is it Puch, maybe Steyr ? If it helps, the stem is maybe original, it is a BF alloy, looks almost like this one here, but the front screw is vertical. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FREN...-/160901826012

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Hello!

I just bought a bike in Hungary, but i don't know exactly what kind of frame i have. A friend of mine advised to ask it here on bikeforum about the details. Could you spend 2 minutes to check pictures about the bike and help to recognize it ? You can find them here: http://imageshack.us/g/1/10162172/
I know it's hard to tell because of the repaint, and the parts are not original. Just broadly, is it Puch, maybe Steyr ? If it helps, the stem is maybe original, it is a BF alloy, looks almost like this one here, but the front screw is vertical. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FREN...-/160901826012

Thanks a lot in advance!
Is hard to say but the Frame is simillar to the Puch Clubman Models which are produced in the 80ies, It was an low end inexpensive but durable daily driver but nothing to collect or restore
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greetings from moscow!

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Could you tell me something (anything) about the Puch Mistral WM 87? I can't find anything about it..
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What about this one?:
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/4268777847.html
Can that info be trusted?
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