Puch BMX


Puch Magnum

Posted in 1983,Puch Models by Racer on March 13, 2011

This is a 1983 Press release for the Puch Magnum. It states the bike was mild steel frame. It had however some great top of the line parts on it. Had this been a Tri Moly frame it may have been a hit at the track. It even had the a looptail design.

Puch BMX Models

Posted in Puch Models by Racer on March 13, 2011

Challenger MX – 1979-?, Magnesium Alloy lugged frame, some top of the line parts like Kashimax MX seat

Magnum – 1983-?,  Mild Steel frame with looptail design, some top of the line parts

Trak Pro – 1980-?,  Full blown 4130 race bike, with all top of the line parts

TRK-1 – 1979, Saw this one on eBay. Was reportedly made by Murray. Had single hole in gusset. Pressed dropoouts.

Puch Trak Pro

Posted in Puch Models by Racer on March 13, 2011

This was without a doubt Puch’s most popular BMX model. For good reason. The Trak Pro was made in New Jersey by Speed Unlimited. They were best known for their own brand “Thruster”.

Here is a closeup of the front gusset. It had the Puch logo sweetly engraved. This is from former Shimano riders , Dave Dechert’s collection.

Puch Trak Pro Specs: (from 1983 BMXA March Buyers Guide)

Frame weight – 4 lbs. 9 ounces

Fork weight – 1 lb. 12 ounces

Complete Bike weight – 24 lbs. 9 ounces

Toptube & Downtube Outside Diameter – 1 1/8″ Flat Oval tubing

Forkleg Outside Diameter – 1″ ( 1982 forks are decaled as Puch but are the same Speed Unlimited forks it was advertised with in 1980)

Bottom Bracket – American

Colors – Chrome with Blue trim, Black with gold trim, Midnight blue with blue trim

Geometry

Fork rake – 1 7/8″

Steering Head tube angle – (this part of page was missing)

Seat tube angle – (this part of page was missing)

Measurements

Wheelbase 35 3/4″ – ???

Bottom Bracket height – 10 1/2″

Parts Group

Spider – Shimano

Freewheel – Shimano

Chain – Izumi

Seat – Kashimax MX

Seat Post – Speed Unlimited

Seat Post Clamp – Xclaiber

(Rest of parts group page was missing)