I just wanted to send you some pics and a report from getting
out and about on the bike. I literally built it up the night
before we left for Spain and never even rode it
before setting off on holiday. It has now done nearly 400
miles in the Pyrenees and Pays Basque!
ride is great. So nice to be immediately comfortable having
used my familiar geometry. Built up with a mix of old bits
and bobs that are not especially light or racy I'm suprised
how lively and quick it feels. It's almost a shame it's going
to be laden further with mudguards now. However the main pleasure
is that lovely silky ride. I'd not really describe it as 'springy'
but more 'forgiving' without ever really feeling flexy or
in any way 'loose'. This makes it really good downhill on
a broken surface when it never feels bouncy or upset by the