24. June 2017
Well after a lot of dismantling and cleaning, and adjusting the Puch, the mudguards and chainguard needed some extra work. These parts were cleaned and prepared for repainting, paint matched for colour and resprayed. Now they look as good as new. A set of new tyres completed the Puch Elegance bicycle refurbishment. The finished refurbished Puch Elegance out for a test ride, it rode really well on its new tyres, very smooth. Three speed gears working perfectly, its original narrow handlebars and...
01. May 2017
PUCH Elegance refurb begins..
27. April 2017
Is cycling good for you?
26. April 2017
I am also a bike rescue person. People rescue animals of various types so why not bikes? I have rescued several Raleigh Twenty bikes from the metal scrap bin. The most recent Raleigh rescue was given a new lease of life by a delighted young lady from Bristol. My latest rescue in question is a rather well made metallic brown and cream PUCH Elegance, it even sounds rather good “Elegance”. A classic ladies bike with three gears with a dynamo built in to power some lights, rather handy at...
12. April 2017
Today started with my usual commute to work, I am very fortunate to ride along quiet stretches of the Sustrans cycle network. Today I spotted a bike a short distance ahead as I joined the Sustrans section of my ride. A Lycra clad rider, on what looked like new carbon bike ahead of me. Amazingly I was gaining on the rider every time we came to a hilly section, my three speed laden Brompton should be no match for a road bike on the hilly parts? So why? Technique? Fitness? The rider did seem to be...
11. April 2017
Why this blog? Well it all started with an idea from my wonderful work colleague Maggie. She said why don’t you start a cycling blog, lets face it you know something about bikes, so why not write a blog. This was after chatting about all the cyclists I saw this weekend riding bikes they had rescued from a long hibernation in sheds and from under covers and other places. Cleaned up, they rode on their resurrected machines, riding along in threes and fours chatting, wondering why their legs were s