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Puch Trak-Pro by Thruster   3 comments

Eventually I will do a Puch website once I find one. Till then I will include this reference to Puch as Thruster made this model. This is from former Factory Shimano racer, Dave Dechert.

“Great Site! I was NJ’s 1st AA Pro, NJ’s 1st Pro to Win a National. I raced the 1st race ever in NJ, May7,1976 in Millville, NJ. Eventually went on to race the the top Pro’s in 1982.
The East Coast Shimano Pro Team was put together by the late Charlie Litsky (*ed note- Factory Mongoose ’78) in 1979. The Team included Charlie, myself, Wayne McFarqhuar,and Kathy Schachel. (*ed note- Kathy’s brother John raced for Columbia)
We ran the Puch Prototypes that were built by Thruster. (We were Co-Sponsored by Thruster.) We ran them before the Puch emblem was inscribed and went into production. ( I have attached a Pic of my Puch, I recently acquired. )
I ran Puch Thruster 1979-1981, I have also attached my cover shot from Total BMX November 1981, riding a Thruster Vanishing Point. In 1982 I ran a Mongoose in the early part of the year because of the Contingency Award Program. Tom Daniels then Thruster Owner had a offer me a Nice Deal to Ride the Tri-Power.
Again, Great Site. The Northeast was/is a Major Force in BMX Racing.”
“Dollar” Dave Dechert

Posted February 10, 2011 by Racer in Bike Models

Thruster BMX Bike Models   4 comments

1978 Thruster (aka Thruster “LSR”)

1979 Thruster “Tim Judge Replica” 17 1/2″ TT, American BB (Chrome, Red, White or Blue)

1979 Thruster “Ferdie Garcia Replica” 18 1/2 TT, European BB (Chrome, Red, White or Blue)

1979 Thruster “Jamie Burroughs Replica” 18 1/2 TT, American BB (Chrome, Red, White or Blue)

1979 Thruster “II”  European BB 17″ TT, American BB

1980 Thruster “Vanishing Point” 18 1/2″ TT, American BB

1981 Thruster “Tri-Power” 18 1/2″ TT, American BB

1982 Thruster “Tri-Power XL” 19 1/2″? TT, American BB

1983? Thruster “Bi-Power” 18 1/2? TT, Milled American BB, Oval DT

1983? Thruster “Bi Power XL” 20 1/2″ TT, Milled American BB, Oval DT

1982 Thruster “Tri-Power Cruiser” “22 1/4” TT, American BB

1983 Thruster “Bi-Power Cruiser” “22 1/4” TT, Milled American BB, Oval DT

Posted December 18, 2010 by Racer in Bike Models