I called in to Argos today, to drop off the forks and few other bits and pieces. I was able to watch the framebuilder fettling and fitting the new Reynolds 531 chain stays, ready for brazing later.
The fillet work on the other tubes, especially the head tube, is superb and I almost changed my mind on the paint and asked for clear lacquer instead.
So, now I just have to wait for the e-mail telling me and my wallet to call in again.
Talking to Mark about retrobikes, he told me they had just boxed up a Fuquay, which was there for a new seat tube, and we were also looking at a superb Orange (in orange and white) that was finished and waiting to be dispatched. I could happily call in there once a week, just to look and see what new projects they have finished, there are some very nice frames, with very nice paint hanging on their racks.
"Try not to punch any clowns"