....actually I'm not sure what I am apologising for or whether one is even due
I didn't mean to suggest you had anything to apologise for.
It just strikes me that a post that's saying, in essence, "Hey! Check out these modern parts (that I modify and resell commercially), fitted to a modern bike" would be better placed in the modern for sale section. If you disagree, and John doesn't mind you advertising your products here, I guess it's not a problem.
For what it's worth, I think your components look good, but personally I'd prefer the logos screenprinted rather than engraved.
There's always a lot to enjoy at the NAHBS, but it can also be a bit of a freak show at times, and I think Paul Sadoff's criticisms - cynical thought they may be - are not wide of the mark.
This DeSalvo is gorgeous, though personally I'd prefer a steel unicrown fork:
Calmes dans le demi-jour
Que les branches hautes font,
Pénétrons bien notre amour
De ce silence profond.