A really naff picture mid-build here. Things still to do are as follows:
1. Go to Condor tommorrow and buy some new pawls & springs for the rear wheel. It used to be owned by a ex-World Cycling Champion, who chewed up the pawls with his power....!
2. Pester the guy who sold me a Cinelli Grammo weeks ago, because it should be here now
3. Wait for Chain Reaction to deliver a new chain, and Dave Hinde to deliver some downtube adjusters
4. Buy a Brooks instead of the arse-hatchet Flite that's on there right now (and yes I know it's not at the right angle....)
5. Find an easy way of cleaning a cassette....
6. Decide whether now is a good time to get my knackered old Ergopowers serviced, or whether I ought to fit them and see quite how knackered they are.....?
It's such a lovely frame - it's defined by solidity rather than craftsmanship, but if you look right behind the inner chainring on the chainstay, just before the chrome starts there's a white over-spray. It's the only damn bit of white basecoat on the entire frame, and it's placed somewhere you'll never notice it, but someone thought about it. I wanted to get the frame re-sprayed in Molteni orange, but the dark blue metallic is just so understated and perfect for a bike I'm hoping to hammer the crap out of all summer.