Have you ridden it yet chaser? The big surprise with these is how well they ride, I ride so much faster on mine than my old alpinestars (RIP). Out of interest what size frame is it?
Finish it off like people have suggested and get it in BoTM, think you'll be surprised by it's success.
Yes, I have already done a few rides [4 or 5 varying between 15 and 20] miles - and fell of too
Only damaged the H/bar grip thank goodness.
It rides really well as you say, feels very stiff when pedaling hard, no sideways flex. Quite compliant over bumps on the back end too.
The real shock was going back to a rigid fork, narrow bars, long stem.. I really have to concentrate - feels like a cyclocross! Steering is really nice with no feeling of the front wheel 'tucking' on tight turns [even with the 140mm stem]
I really love riding this bike... I keep getting stopped by people asking what it is / how old is it / why am i riding in football boots
No, really, it does attract a lot of attention - Gary Foord saw it and really liked it, said it was a very pretty bike and really took him back in time.
Doesn't quite have the credentials of your steed though Sinnett.
The size is 16" centre of BB to Centre of TT or 17" from centre of BB to top of seat tube. I think it is an inch smaller than yours judging by the line of the TT over the rear tyre.
Where abouts up north are you?