Pete, look forward to seeing the bikes in their entirety.
Not ridden the egg rings since I had biopace back in the day, although I have a vague memory they're orientated differently to the egg rings.
Did you have a holiday in platinum card or somesuch. Impressive stuff!
Sorry to hear about your poor health.
Biopace were oriented incorrectly, there's some great info on Chris Bells website:
which talks directly to the orientation issue, but effectively the biopace ones were 90 degrees out of sync, so you were pushing the high gear at totally the wrong time! It's little wonder that they died a death and its taken an entire generation for people to forget them and be willing to trust oval rings again.
As far as the Platinum card, my illness was so bad that I had 12 operations last year ranging for fairly simple to decently major. During that time I gave up smoking, drinking and eating curry - it is amazing how much you save. In my case every cloud has a titanium lining!
With the saved cash I was able to buy the Road bike. The MTB was a present to myself when I lived in the US. Just before I left I sold all my furniture and put it all into a bike - best waste of money ever.