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    Puch?

    Anybody know about this brand or the bike in the photos attached?
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    PUCH = Admired the world over for Puch-Pinzgauer and Steyr-Daimler-Puch Volkswagon Syncro drivetrains.

    Not so admired for bikes.
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    The were big in the world of road bike and mopeds. (Okay maybe not big in the road bike world, but bigger than in the mountain bike world). I had no idea they made mountain bikes. They're a European brand - those on the right-side of the Atlantic are likely to know a lot more than us North Americans.
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    Their road bikes were actually quite nice at one point, I rode one converted to cross with canti studs brazed on.

    Second the though by earlier poster above, I had no idea they made a mtn. bike. I wonder if they made a half decent one too?
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    They also had road stuff under the Austro Daimler umbrella, and were really nice Reynolds 531 frames, etc.

    MTB? Probably a lot like Peugeot, a *me too* effort of decent/comparable to other price points quality, but never anything ground breaking or unique.
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    Had one of their BMX bikes back in the early 80s.
    I think this is the only other bike from them I've ever seen.
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    known for mopeds.
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    They won a 250 cc moto world championship in 1975.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Had one of their BMX bikes back in the early 80s.
    I think this is the only other bike from them I've ever seen.
    Yeah, the Trac Pro BMX was a nice bike. I wanted one bad as a kid. From what I hear, the early ones were made in NJ by Thruster.


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    I rode the piss out of a 50cc Puch moped in high school. 100 mpg and top speed of 30mph, downhill, with a tailwind. Not as fast as some ebikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by life behind bars View Post
    They won a 250 cc moto world championship in 1975.
    That too..
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    Did they make other colors for their mopeds besides green? All the ones I saw in high school and pedaled that damn thing around a few times were.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Saw this thread while looking for something else. I rode a Puch Pathfinder for many years. Definitely an early gen MTB. I think I bought it in '83.

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