Well, she is back on her wheels, and hiding under the eaves of the brick barn. It is surprisingly light, and was much easier to lift over the step to get out of the coalshed than with my other bikes.
There are still a few areas that need some more work, but when I sat on it there was definite sense of being ready to go. I thought that the handlebars would feel rather high, but that was not the case at all. I might just drop them a little for photographic purposes though.
I am pleased with the fenders, it was a concept that I have had in my mind for the past six months, where they are more about being part of the frame rather than the wheels or as some decorative addition. They do cover the wheels, but no more than the way the wheels fit within the frame generally. In the same vein, the gear cable and wiring are not just clipped to the frame to get them to their destination, but as far as possible reflect the form of the frame.
The lights and the racing plates are different, they are separated from the frame because well-used racing machine has to evolve to remain competitive, which inevitably leads to non-original parts being bolted on.