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Johannes C. Schauff, a member of a noted bike industry family in Germany, died Sept. 23 at 83. The Schauff name was perhaps best known in the U.S. during the 1970s bike boom, when the company exported thousands of its 10-speed bikes to the U.S. Johannes Schauff also was heavily involved in the growth of BMX in Europe and brought BMX brands including Kuwahara and Race Inc. to Europe. 2016 obit: bicycleretailer
Hans Schauff bicycleretailer
The Schauff website proudly displays its first mountain bike only with a tiny image, shown to the right. No other 1981 photos can be found.
1981 Alpin schauff.de
Today, Schauff specializes in tandems and road racing and does not sell mountain bikes.
Schauff unchained. Light & bell for jungle exploration.
1985 Mt. Blanc
1985 Mt. Blancmtb-museum.de
1986 Djungle Damen
1986 Djungle Damenmtb-museum.de
Other 1988 models included the Kaschmir and the Rocky Mountain. In 1991 these would morph into the Wild-Himalaya and the Wild-Rocky using elevated chain stays and ditching the chainstay u-brakes.
1988 Himayala mtb-museum.de
From 1989 → 1992, Himalaya's copied GT's triple triangle design.
1989 Himayala mtb-museum.de
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