Today we will travel from Brazil to Austria with this 1970 Puch Bergmeister sent in by an anonymous party.
This bike was given to me recently by the original owner, he told me that he hadn’t ridden the bike more than 15 miles in the 38 yrs. he’s owned it. He bought it brand new from Pop’s Bike Shop in Santa Ana, CA. It still has the shop sticker in the seat tube.
When I got the bike it was 100% orig. except for the Suntour GTV luxe derailleur that a bike mechanic friend told him was an upgrade from the orig. plastic simplex model. The orig. derailleur is still with the bike. Even the tires were orig. Austrian Semperits(hard as a rock after 38 yrs. sitting around)
I added a Brooks seat and Continental tires and Suntour shifters to get the untested suntour derailleur to work properly. The bike is about 3 or 4 cm too big for me but rides so well I’ve been riding it every day to work and on errands.