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Puch Road Bike-Worth $$?

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rochester.craigslist.org/bik/1191274392.html

 

 

 

Ran across this today, is this worth anything as a classic, or just a piece of junk...

post #2 of 15

I'd take it if  you paid me $50. 

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I'd take it if  you paid me $50. 

 

haha

 

So a peice of junk then. I haven't had anything to do all week, and it is pourinf today. I was looking for something to tinker with

post #4 of 15

Pfft.  

 

If you wanted a fixie or a rain bike,  this is a reasonable start.

 

That's a 531 frame with Suntour on it.  

 

 Not as nice as a Vent Noir,  but you could put HUGE tires on it AND fenders with mudflaps without changing the brakes out.

 

And all the bits to it are dert cheap on fleabay, unlike SIS-era Shimano, much much cheaper than bits for the Dura-Ace wearing Vent Noir and insanely cheaper than the Campy bits on the Ultima.

 

 

 

 

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One man's trash is another man's treasure. 

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One man's trash is another man's treasure. 


<shrug> I've got 180+ miles of very wet, very flat  fire road outside my front door.    $50 or $80 total including new chain and tires  for a bike to ride to Harper's Ferry or Hagerstown and back,  I'd give it thought.  

 

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Pfft.  

 

If you wanted a fixie or a rain bike,  this is a reasonable start.

 

That's a 531 frame with Suntour on it.  

 

 Not as nice as a Vent Noir,  but you could put HUGE tires on it AND fenders with mudflaps without changing the brakes out.

 

And all the bits to it are dert cheap on fleabay, unlike SIS-era Shimano, much much cheaper than bits for the Dura-Ace wearing Vent Noir and insanely cheaper than the Campy bits on the Ultima.

 

 

 

 

 

See, I knew someone would chime in knowing exactly what this is. How can you tell?

 

I offered $20. Either the chain is off the casset or something is really f'ed up, the post says "needs to be tightened".

 

I'm thinking I can turn this inot something that I would feel comfortable locking up on campus. No way in hell am I leaving my Cannondale outside while I sit in class.

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See, I knew someone would chime in knowing exactly what this is. How can you tell?

 

I offered $20. Either the chain is off the casset or something is really f'ed up, the post says "needs to be tightened".

 

 

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/AD-SL_bik.htm

post #9 of 15
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"yes the chain has come off and I don't know how to put it back on. Replacement chains are inexpensive."

 

He's either pretty stupid, or just trying to play me for more money...

 

Is $20 a fair offer?

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He's either pretty stupid, or just trying to play me for more money...

 

or both

post #11 of 15
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or both

yep...

 

rochester.craigslist.org/bik/1192783049.html

 

Same pictures, but now

 

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Very nice older Puch mens 26" road bike. Needs alittle tlc. Chain needs tightening and tires need air. Front tire is just a little off. I don't have the tools, so my loss is your gain. With the proper adjustments and air in tires, this will make a great bike. $40

post #12 of 15

 

Let's say he's off on the 26" bit and it's actually 25", that's a BIG bike, 63-64cm Italian measure. 

 

The headtube looks pretty big even though its foreshortened,  way too big for 21" and probably  too big for 23".

 

$40 bike + $40 for new Schwalbes and tubes + $15 for a PC-48 + $40 for an Interloc Defiant  is over $100 for something only little better than a Sears bike, that is of doubtful size suitability? 

 

 

 

post #13 of 15
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I'm thinking maybe 26" tires?

 

I passed, this guy apparently knows just enough (very little) about bikes to think that selling old road bikes is going to be some sort of goldmine.

 

him: "yes the chain has come off and I don't know how to put it back on. Replacement chains are inexpensive."

 

me:"So how does the $20 sound?"

 

him;"lol nope, sorry, road bikes are expensive and much sought after. Get the kinks of of this bike and it will be like new."

 

me: "I noticed that you changed the description and listed it for $40, you should have just listed it as that in the first place. BTW, based on what you have written I know a heck of a lot more about road bikes then you. New bikes are expensive, and desirable. Old bikes (certain "classic" models) in good shape can go for a good amount. This is not one of them.

Getting the "kinks" out will cost some $$, and seeing as how you changed from "Very good shape. Tires need air and chain needs tightening.
I do not know how many speeds this bike has." to "Needs alittle tlc. Chain needs tightening and tires need air. Front tire is just a little off." I'm thinking this might have more then a few kinks..."

 

him: "sorry but no one is forcing u to buy the bike. the chain is loose and tires are soft and the front wheel needs truing. thats not expensive repairs. I listed it for 40 because I sold the air pump.
The bike is in good shape."

 

I guess maybe i was a little harsh with my last e-mail, but I've had a few CL encounters this week that have gone this way. If you want to sell something for no less then $40, don't say "make an offer, it's yours". Something about this guy seems sketchy anyways.

 

The sun came out, I might brave the humidity (in May, wtf?) and go for a ride...

 

post #14 of 15

This bike is an Austro Daimler. Very nice bike 20 years ago. It's worth $40, but only if you are about 6'1-6'4. It's a tall frame.

 

D

 

 

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I have one I think its great,  mine is a royal X not sure if its worth anything much. I purchased it in the 70's its mostly like new.  The local bike shop offered me $500.00 I think that's the top of the market. I paid a lot for mine 500-$900.00?  dont remember.  The only thing the local bike shop told me is that these aren't that desirable as the Aston Dalmer's are.  But I like mine never failed me.

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