OK so here's the deal. I have always been enjoyed cycling, but only in the past couple of months have I really gotten "into" it.
I went to my LBS, and tried their newest wiz-bang CF, Brifter, blah blah blah bikes. I actually liked the feeling of CF, but truth be told, there is something special about an older road bike.
I'm looking for a vintage/older road bike that I could use to put a good amount of mileage (let's say 3500 miles per year), at high speed, possibly do centuries, and be able to keep up with people on the newer bikes if I do my part.
Right now I am riding my father's old Puch Brigadier from 1972-3(?). I love that thing. Fast, relatively light, awesome handling. Really great bike. If I could find one just like it, I'd get another, but barring that option...
I'm looking for something similar of my own. Can any of you make any recommendations for an "old school tech" steel bike that would be good for my purposes?