Today was the day. I walked into Pedal Pushers and said that I wanted to order the bike. The “crew” was there, and everyone cracked a smile. Ted looks at me, and says that it so happens they just received a frame because of recent interest; and would I care to take a look? Ooh. 58cm and maroon, which looks much better live than the pictures.
I get passed off to Big Jim, who is the Surly guy, and he pulls out the book. The main issue is figuring out if I would do better with the stock bike and swap out for the parts that I already have, or buy just the frame and build it up custom. So we talked about some specifics and he is going to e-mail me back after he has the chance to run the numbers. Yeah, it would have been nice to walk out knowing that a bike was ordered, but to his defense, it looked like they are swamped with wrench work.
Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have the figures and I can drive out at lunchtime and firm things up.
I still have a few details to work out on selling the Bonty, but I did snap some good pictures and compile a list of the components. Now I have to get an idea on shipping charges and what it would cost to box it.