Very much a Maico man

Published: 07:21AM Oct 4th, 2013
By: Web Editor
I own a 1962 model Maico M175 Super Sport that I have had since new
Very much a Maico man

These models were seen now and again in the Midwestern US in the early 1960s. I personally knew the owners of several of these 175cc Super Sport road bikes, and many more that had Scrambles models. They were really quite advanced for the time; fitted with 16hp engines with ‘cinemascope’ broad finned light alloy hard chrome lined cylinders, and four-speed gearboxes in either wide or close ratio.

I have been a reader for many years and have never seen these Maico roadsters grace the pages of TCM, so I have to assume these Maico road bikes were not imported into the UK. Others in the range were the M200, and M250 Blizzard models. These models had cast iron cylinders, and either telescopic or leading link Earles forks.

I would like to correspond with current owners or owners club members to exchange stories, technical information, spares sourcing, etc.

Any help you can offer to spread my request would be greatly appreciated.

I really enjoy TCM, and after years of buying newsstand copies, I am now a subscriber.

Dennis Pataki, Spring Grove, Illinois 60081 USA, phone 1-815 678 7734

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