1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

From stock original spokes as the designers intended, to black snowflakes, and now, color matched snowflakes. I can’t decide. I think it looks good stock with spokes and the black mags look great. But now, after color matching the front mag, I don’t know what to go with. They all look really good without being tacky. I know I’m brushing up to that fine line of tackiness. Hopefully the MA community will provide some insight on what would be the best way to celebrate the Newport if only through some wheels. I believe the color matched mag would look better with an all black tire. Whitewalls on the spokes and black mags. Any feedback from the community would be appreciated

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Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

I like the color matched mag and would like to see it on the rear also - otherwise the spoked rims look clean and classic

Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

Color matched mags makes it look like it's on vacation , for the win .

Black mags , just nah .

Spokes seem totally out of place on that bike .

Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

Color matched for the win.

Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

Mike Scouty McScoutington /

Pinstripe the mags red to match the decal.

Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

Thanks for the feedback. Color matched makes it look, a bit different than anyone else’s. Will consider the pinstripe, since my friend might have some of that pinstripe reflective tape in red

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Also I think the color matched mags would look better on all black tires

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Spokes or black mags, color matched, (in that color anyway, is AWFUL).

Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Spokes or black mags, color matched, (in that color anyway, is AWFUL).

Im so surprised you think it's awful, I would have sworn you would have at least thought it looked ok lol.

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Color match look aight to me.

It was cool enough for Duesenberg:

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Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

daan SJAARLOOS /

Vote for spokes. Ditch the two tone tires for black. Personally I think they only look right on bikes from the 50s and older.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

The color matched mags are ok, but honestly I think regular chrome spokes and white walls are the way to go

Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

> Nile Muti Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > Spokes or black mags, color matched, (in that color anyway, is AWFUL).

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> Im so surprised you think it's awful, I would have sworn you would have

> at least thought it looked ok lol.

I'm surprised too, but in that color, again to me, it is just too much of that color. Needs some contrast.

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Steven Whitright /

just throwing out there.... spokes + normal (all black) tires for sure

while i can appreciate those 30s(?) Duesenbergs....

personally i can't stand the whitewall aesthetic on most anything after the early maybe mid 60s... they lose the vintage charm and enter into that blech rockabilly/derby/hot topic/leopard print/whatever territory imo

Re: 1977 Puch Newport identity crisis. Please help!

> Steven Whitright Wrote:

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> just throwing out there.... spokes + normal (all black) tires for sure

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> while i can appreciate those 30s(?) Duesenbergs....

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> personally i can't stand the whitewall aesthetic on most anything after

> the early maybe mid 60s... they lose the vintage charm and enter into

> that blech rockabilly/derby/hot topic/leopard print/whatever territory

> imo

Entering the Hot Topic Territory, Oh Hell No!! lol

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