My next project.
I’ve been very happy with my steel Winter, so I’m going forward and have ordered a new frame from Enigma. It’s Columbus Spirit with BB30 for which I'll be using the Dale cranks. The Winter was tig welded, whereas the new frame will be fillet brazed. The colour of the frame will be as per the pic attached, but the frame won’t be lugged like this one or have chrome. It will have black decals.
The pics are not that good at the moment (they were done on a phone by my LBS), but hoping my son can get into shop to get some better pics. I’m away from the UK at present.
After the frame, the other thing I did was to have some black components hi polished:
Extralite stem 12cm
Extralite cranks (these are going back on my Winter, but I thought I’d show them here)
Cannondale Hollowgram cranks
TA Squale rings
Van Nicholas TI post
I’ve also had some Giant carbon bars sent to the painters to have them sprayed in a bright orange with a gold fleck in it.
The drivetrain is SRAM Force. Not sure whether to go with brown, black or white hoods.
Not made up my mind either regarding bartape colour.
Finally, I’ve been looking at having a Spec Toupe saddle recovered, but I’ve drawn a blank so far. I was impressed with the Aussie guy who covered some saddles and was hoping someone in the UK did something similar; either that or attempt to repaint a saddle in a tan colour. If not, either white or black.
Will gradually post the pics so far and keep updated over the next few weeks until I get back to Blighty.