8) Classy ride, how on earth are the gear cables routed around the BB?
There is a sleeve with grooves for the cables around the crank axle and the bottom bracket housing has an opening underneath.
Here's how it looks :http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/Kevin-Krugers-Bikes/ChesiniXUno/ChesiniUnos26.jpg.html
I'm gonna have to learn how to do bar-tape like that!
Not difficult at all. It's just two wraps going in opposite directions, over and under each other. But while doing it, I sometimes wish I had three hands...