Thank you for your efforts anyway, ElPedro - it really is much appreciated.
You know what, folks? I think I'm near as dammit there. I have just noticed the fact that I'd forgotten the small matter of no front mech/no front brake. Don't quite know how those two slipped under the radar, but hey ho. However - I have a B plan at work tomorrow, but if they fail, I may need to sort those.
As it stands, though, the only thing left are the forks, and there are a couple of things in the pipeline about which I should shortly know...
Everyone who's helped/volunteered/sold/karma'd - I salute you. When it's together, I'm going to make a celebratory video - maybe the Halden Hill jolly could be a good opportunity..? There's still scope to need more help yet, lord knows, but it's looking good so far...
Thank you, one and all
Nano-budget biking made possible by the assistance and karma of: Dead Rats