Ok, so have eventually got round to riding the bike!
I thought the MacRetro "Baltic Bawbags 2013" ride would be a fitting maiden voyage for the bike. Had planned on getting out sooner but work, man flu etc put the kibosh on that idea. So with little to no preparation I ventured out with the MacRetro guys in to the mist/snow/ice/cold for what turned out to be a fantastic day's riding. The bike rode superbly even after the top jockey wheel decided to run for the hills after a few miles and I was left to ride singlespeed for the majority of the day. I'm really a good bike mechanic, honest
No damage to the frame, thank goodness, and I've got a spare mech I can use so it's all good.
Only took the one picture of the bike myself, but there are plenty more on the aftermath thread below.viewtopic.php?f=29&t=242729