Sunday, April 11, 2010


....I don't claim to be involved in racing, but I do like occasionally riding fast while being unencumbered. The only other "race" bicycle I have owned and ridden was a Waterford, and with one "test" ride I can say that this vintage beauty is everything that frameset was and perhaps then some. I may have an extra handful of grams on the Puch, given it is a 531 tubeset and the Waterford was a 753, but the more relaxed geometry of the Puch feels perfectly dialed in. I look forward to seeing how far afield this machine may allow that feeling to be maintained...100k?...or beyond?


  1. I just barely got the same bike... and it's amazing. Early 80's and it is lithe and jumpy as many modern road bikes.