Puch Cavette II

This is an old 10-speed “sport-touring” bicycle I purchased at a garage sale in September 2011:

Here are the components on the bike, as purchased:

  • Special Puch 482 Tubing
  • Rigida Steel Rims, 27″ x 1-1/4″
  • Semperit 27: x 1-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ tires
  • Normandy Alloy Hubs
  • Maillard Front Quick-Release
  • Silstar Cast Aluminum Cranks (170mm)
  • Sakae Chainring (52/42) with Chainguard
  • Sun Tour Perfect 5-Speed Freewheel (Model PT-5000) (14-17-20-24-28)
  • SC Bottom Bracket 1.37x24T British, 68mm width
  • Sakae steel handlebar
  • Sakae Stem SR-80AH, alloy, 80mm extension, 150mm length, 22.00 diameter (French sizing)
  • Steel seatpost, 25.4mm diameter
  • Steel saddle clamp
  • Wittkop Saddle
  • Sun Tour SevenGT Rear Derailleur (Model # RD-2000)
  • Sun Tour Spirt Front Derailleur (Model # FD-1000)
  • Sun Tour Stem-Mount Shifters (Model # LD-1100 w/covers)
  • Weinmann Centerpull 610 brakes, front and rear
  • Weinmann Brake Levers
  • Cateye Reflectors
  • ESGE/Pletcher Kickstand
  • Platform pedals form West Germany

From my research, I’ve determined that it was most likely originally sold in 1978, and was a low-to-mid-range bike shop bike, made of high-tensile steel. It weighed about 31 pounds.

Since purchasing the bike and cleaning it up, I’ve made some changes.

My intention was to use the bike as a sort of “go fast” bike, primarily for paved rides (though it’ll handle gravel) with no rack or fenders.

I rode the heck out of this bike. For a modest bike, it rode extremely well. Nevertheless, the last year I rode it regularly was 2014. I sold the bike in 2018.

Puch Cavette II Stats

  • Mileage: ~9280 miles
  • Eddington Miles: 42 miles
  • Eddington Kms: 61 kms
  • Eddington Minutes: 340 minutes

Stats thru the end of 2016

One Comment

  1. Blencoe
    July 8, 2012

    Where can one find information on Puch bikes?

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