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Old 05-09-11, 09:50 PM
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Austro-Daimler before and after

My latest rehab project,

Before,









After, Who knew that nice looking crank set was hiding behind that horrible chain gaurd?









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Old 05-09-11, 09:57 PM
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Night and day. And thank you for getting rid of those shifters and all of the extraneous and useless disks.
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Old 05-09-11, 09:58 PM
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Great looking bike, nice details.
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Old 05-09-11, 11:35 PM
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Nice turnaround. Such skinny fork tubing.
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Old 05-10-11, 05:10 AM
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Well done!

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Beautiful outcome! Well done.

Are they the same pedals? If so how did you remove the rust so well?
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Old 05-10-11, 06:03 AM
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Thanks guys, I think it turned out pretty well so now it just needs to find a new home.

Those are the same pedals, a night in the OA bath did that for them.
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Wow that cleaned up beautifully, FORDSVTPARTS!
I would only add some brown Can Creek hoods.
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Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS View Post

Those are the same pedals, a night in the OA bath did that for them.
Thank you
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Old 05-10-11, 06:48 AM
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OA is magic. I can't stop singing the praises of the stuff. People who still use labor-intensive de-rusting methods don't know what they are missing.

Beautiful bike. Did you reuse the stem shifters for the downtube?
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Old 05-10-11, 08:23 AM
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Remarkable !

This company have a lineage to Puch if I recall correctly ?

I cant believe those are the same pedals, top notch job ! I dont suppose you would be willing to share your method on those at all please ? It's just I have a very similar Puch Pacemaker of 70's vintage with some pretty shocking pedals that needs sorted.
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Old 05-10-11, 08:33 AM
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Thanks again for the kind words, it is gratifying when they look and ride this good when I'm done.

Brake hoods will be up to the next owner.

I used a set of $5.00 Suntour downtube shifters picked up at a local shop that specializes in used parts and I already had the cable guides.

The bike was built in Austria and the label says "Steyr-Daimler-Puch"

Again the pedals were simply left overnight in a mild mixture of oxalic acid and water, it eats the rust right offf and leaves what you see after a light brushing to remove any crustiness from the OA bath.

Then wipe them down with WD-40 and they're good to go.

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Old 05-10-11, 08:40 AM
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Awesome , thank you very much for that advice , I shall try it on your bikes cousin, the Puch Pacemaker which I must admit I have shamelessly converted to single speed

I think our bikes have a pretty much indentical parts list too. I have that very crank set, it's lovely !

Congratulations again on this great job, it looks like a very nice C&V ride.

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Originally Posted by rpf View Post
This company have a lineage to Puch if I recall correctly ?
A great article about the history of Steyr-Daimler-Puch:

https://www.company7.com/bosendorfer/ADbicycle.html

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Originally Posted by rpf View Post
Remarkable !

This company have a lineage to Puch if I recall correctly ?
Steyr-Daimler-Puch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puch
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Old 05-11-11, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottryder View Post
A great article about the history of Steyr-Daimler-Puch:

https://www.company7.com/bosendorfer/ADbicycle.html

Scott
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Thank you very much folks , those are very interesting links indeed.
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