Here’s my PUCH Austro Daimler “Alpina” weekend cruiser geared for the mostly flat Silicon Valley. This was originally a 10 speed with drop bars. I fell in love with the frame and set about converting it into a single-speed, using the frame, original Dia-Comp side pull brakes, and the original Zefal frame pump. It now sports a new Tange headset, Sugino 48t crankset with matching bottom bracket, Surly 18t cassette cog, Surly spacer kit, and Continental Gatorskin 700 x 25c tires mounted on a Shimano WH-R500 wheelset. Aluminum handlebars are generic mounted on a “Custom” stem with Shimano mtb levers. I love the look with the shellac’d cork grips, VO leather chainstay protector, VO Baguette bag and Crane brass bell.

Love this site! Thanks for the inspiration.


Ruben Moreno,
San Jose, CA


Puch Austro-Daimler Alpina - Bell detail
Puch Austro-Daimler Alpina - rear angle view
Puch Austro-Daimler Alpina - front end detail
Puch Austro-Daimler Alpina - rear view
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