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1979 Puch Challenger MX

#1 2013-03-13 3:04pm

comet77
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1979 Puch Challenger MX

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1979 Puch Challenger MX

Not commonly seen Nice quality Old School BMX

1979 or 1980 PUCH Challenger Mx BMX Bike. The bike looks decent, but the paint is faded blotchy and the gold decals have faded some and worn. Besides the paint the bike looks pretty good. The parts are a Kashimax MX seat, Tange Bottom Bracket, Sr Slant stem Red but has faded to almost a pink color, the same with the SUZUE hubs, Sr Stem, Sugino Snowflake Sprocket, one worn tooth but still in good working condition, Dia Compe Brakes with offset Dia-Compe levers, one super MX tire and one identical Kenda MX tire, both in very good condition. The rims are very unusual unmarked alloy 2.125, two spokes missing in front rim but still straight, V-Bars unmarked and repainted red, look ok, but if seriously planning a full restore I would get them powder coated. The bike is a nice rider and a very early quality bike. Please e-mail with questions. 10 dollars extra shipping for west coast states. Please e-mail with questions. Serial number is 2652243.1979 PUCH Challenger MX Old School BMX Bike Kashimax Tange SR Suzue Sugino Dia Compe brakes Unsure rims, Bars and Seat Post.


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#2 2013-03-14 12:41am

JayWest70s
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Re: 1979 Puch Challenger MX

Interesting find.  Nice to have it so complete.  Looks exactly like a Scorpion BMX of the same period - same manufacturer?  My only recollection of a Puch BMX bike was from an ad in BMXA where they showed a chrome-plated model that had the Puch badge engraved into the gusset.  Cool find though.  Would look nice with the bright red powder coating - check out the Scorpions for some ideas.  Cheers.

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#3 2014-04-15 6:46am

rbwdriven
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Re: 1979 Puch Challenger MX

I have that same bike.

I found it on Craigslist.

Even has the pads.

I think the only issue was my son broke the seat riding it.

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#4 2021-10-16 9:25pm

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Re: 1979 Puch Challenger MX

Are Puchs of this vintage worth anything?  I never see any for sale so I can't guess the market value.


I restore better than I ever rode.  :)

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