I think it looks incredible and has been brought bang up to date with some beautiful craftsmanship on the disc mount!
Fair play for going the extra step on that, must have been economically tempting to send it to someone else.
The option was to have someone like enigma do it for a couple hundred or have John Castellano and Steve Potts both sort it out.
John took the frame, stripped it down, x-rayed it to ensure it was safe without cracks. He then sent it to Steve.
Steve then removed the old bosses so perfectly you'd never know they were there. He then took some paragon hose guides and machined them to sit perfectly on the tubes, he also then welded the mount on. Back to John.
John checked the welds hadn't affected the integrity of the frame, refinished it, faced the headtube and the BB and ensured the alignement was spot on. He then replaced the gimbal and all bushes and finally had Scott Nichol of Ibis provide him with all the NOS decals. Finally he crated it like you would a work of art and shipped it out.
I know it sounds contrived but it's a bit like choosing to have your vintage ferrari serviced by daganaham autos or by Enzo Ferrari himself. No disrespect to enigma but they wouldn't have known (and nor did I) that the frame has three different types of Ti (flex plate, tubes and dropouts) or that no welds should be made on the length of the flex stays and so on.
Yes it was a lot to have it done but I was glad I went that route as I really feel confident in chucking this about without fear!