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newt
I'm new to this forum but was hoping someone out there had some information about 80's Puch BMX bikes. I just picked up a frame that I am going to restore but can't find any information about Puchs on the internet. I used to have a Puch BMX BITD and there was little info on them back then. I have a serial number off the bike and was hoping to find out the model and year it was made. If anyone has some info I would appreciate it.

Serial T3A3216
dayride
Do a search there are a coupl,e Puch threads on here. Post a pic and you will probably get more responses. It seems they had a few models from low end to high end Speed Unlimited built racers.
newt
Thanks. I'll post some pics as soon I get the bike to my house.
Racer
I just added Puch BMX to the Puch page on wikipedia.
I tried to add the old Puch ad showing the Trak Pro but couldnt figure out how.
I asked for help in another forum, so far no one has added the image sad.gif

Puchs top of the line bike was the Trak Pro made by Speed Unlimited (Wayne, NJ) which owned Thruster and also made bikes for Hutch and others. Puch based in Austria and had a US base in New Jersey and sponsored alot of Northeast riders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puch

See how the other sections have images. I couldnt figure out how to add this image. Maybe one of you guys smarter then me can do it smile.gif

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7007/puchad.jpg
newt
Here are a few pics of the Puch I just picked up. I think the Model is a Magnum, but that is about all I know. If anyone else out there knows more about this bike I would appreciate the information.
FaithBMX
Puch in BMX Museum
eurohero
Never heard of Puch making BMX bikes.

All i know is, that this traditional brand is known over here, for good quality vehicles. Both motorcycles and bicycles.
Austrians do good engineering.
Racer
Newt that looks like a Profile made Puch. Wonder if it was made by them or Speed Unlimited?
We know Speed made Hutchs for awhile so they did make looptails. The quality is first rate on your Magnum.

Try posting in the New Jersey forums at http://www.bmxnj.com
Maybe someone can tell.
But with "T" in the serial number wouldnt suprise me if that stood for Thruster
But it may have also stood for Tange with 3 being for 83 and A the month of Janurary if thats how Tange date coded their bikes i dont know.

Also if there are any German BMX sites they may know. The only good Euro sites I know of are the two Raliegh sites and the Diamond Back site I link to at http://cycbmx.wordpress.com
Look on the right nav bar. Those Euro guys really know the old Europe BMX brands.
vonmark01
QUOTE (newt @ Sep 23 2009, 07:53 AM) *
Here are a few pics of the Puch I just picked up. I think the Model is a Magnum, but that is about all I know. If anyone else out there knows more about this bike I would appreciate the information.

i have this one , yours have the all tange tubing decal

all my welds look good except the rear dropouts ..welds look like chrome toothpaste
newt
QUOTE (Racer @ Sep 23 2009, 10:59 PM) *
Newt that looks like a Profile made Puch. Wonder if it was made by them or Speed Unlimited?
We know Speed made Hutchs for awhile so they did make looptails. The quality is first rate on your Magnum.

Try posting in the New Jersey forums at http://www.bmxnj.com
Maybe someone can tell.
But with "T" in the serial number wouldnt suprise me if that stood for Thruster
But it may have also stood for Tange with 3 being for 83 and A the month of Janurary if thats how Tange date coded their bikes i dont know.

Also if there are any German BMX sites they may know. The only good Euro sites I know of are the two Raliegh sites and the Diamond Back site I link to at http://cycbmx.wordpress.com
Look on the right nav bar. Those Euro guys really know the old Europe BMX brands.



Thanks! This is some really helpful information! I'll check out the other sites you mentioned. I'm glad you think it is a pretty well built bike. I'm looking forward to building it over the winter.
newt
QUOTE (vonmark01 @ Sep 24 2009, 05:33 AM) *
i have this one , yours have the all tange tubing decal

all my welds look good except the rear dropouts ..welds look like chrome toothpaste



Cool. So you think this frame was made by Tange? Would 1983 sound about right? If so I guess that would explain the serial number. Does your bike have the serial number stamped on the bottom too?
Racer
Von Mark if Tange made it they didnt do crap welds on the rear dropouts I dont think. Maybe they are brazed like the Redline Carrera.
Jet Black
If anyone knows when (or if) BMXA tested the Puch Magnum I could run a scan of it from my early 80's magazine collection , a cool looking bike from BITD that dosn't get much of a mention in VBMX today.Never saw one in Australia bitd either.

FWIW

The Puch Track Pro.

Looks like it came fully loaded with Quality Jap parts & sprinkled with Speed Unlimited bits all over it , nice combo.




Racers scan of the specs is much cleaner...




I must have had a bad scan day..... this entire ad should have been dome @ a much higher resolution.





JB
vonmark01
QUOTE (Racer @ Sep 25 2009, 01:29 AM) *
Von Mark if Tange made it they didnt do crap welds on the rear dropouts I dont think. Maybe they are brazed like the Redline Carrera.

yeah i have the thruster made one and the magnum as seen here , tange sn super nice welds everywhere except on the rear dropouts .....theyre like blah.
in fact look at newt's pic of rear ......crappy , possibly tri molly?
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