Wow, after two weeks of fancy photography and high-brow Japan(ese) OTS, it is back to Earth we fall. The next two weeks we’ll be venturing away from Japan to feature OTS from around the globe(or at least part way around). These bikes come from countries who may or may not be known for their old, crappy, 10-speed craftsmanship but still deserve our appreciation. What does this mean to you? Well, it means you’ll enjoy another 2+ weeks of Varsity-Free browsing, welcome to International Week(s).
Leading us off on our adventure through central Europe and beyond is Ben H. and his Puch Meteor Lux mixte. Ill kept, lightly ridden, bottomed out Austrian mixtes are just the kind of offering that keep all our feet on the ground and keep us reaching for the WD40. Pair that with the modern classic photographic technique, the backsidagarägdorotype, and you’ve got a OTSOTM in the making.
This is what luck and $10 will buy you. Everything works, but the bike is going to get some upgraded alloy parts including a crank set, wheels and stem/handle bars. The paint has very few issues and the flaws that are present should buff out.