The bike restoration is progressing: The frame has now been completely stripped of parts and awaits sandblasting and painting by Marinoni. I’m struggling with the color choice; I need to decide within a day or two.

Archaeologist daughter has pointed out that my last post made it sound like I was doing the work myself. Perish the thought. Those who know me, also know my life-maxim when it comes to anything handy: “If it’s not in the Yellow Pages…it can’t be done”. The work is being done by a friend of my daughter’s who runs a bike business.