Once again thanks for the positive comments....
Goldie - i spent ages looking for f + f and they all seem to be tiny. Clearly people were shorter back in the day
Bikenut - It is a touch portly. Flats and slight inclines are ace. You get those 27'' wheels spinning and you fly. A hint of wind or a more bracing incline and you could push a sherman tank more quickly! No use for cardio vascular stuff but my legs are going to be HUUGGE
Plenty of room for weaponry in the saddlebag.
Jobs left to do....
I'm going to try and repaint some old wheel nuts with s's on them to jazz it up a bit.
Maybe have a go at changing the spokes for stainless ones.
If the braking is trousers on the chrome rims in the snow i may have to change the wheelset. Found someone on ebay who will make up an alloy fixed free 27'' wheelset.