Whilst this is up, I may as well update...
Not much has happened as it's all been about waiting on bike fit numbers.
I did a new fitting as I broke my leg in Jan 2019 and have had a few niggles since then. Mainly knee and shoulder pain.
The fitter (and his Retul kit) put me in a completely different position which, although undoubtedly injury-free for many miles, just felt weird and was extremelyupright... which wasn't exactly what I had in mind for the fast road bike of my dreams... so I got a second opinion from Scherrit at Bike Whisperer, who has fitted me a couple of times in the past (and who is literally a wizard or something).
Turned out that most of the problems that the Retul fitter had assumed were connected to my bad leg (weird knee tracking, etc) were things that I was doing before the accident anyway (Scherrit keeps notes of these things) and hadn't caused problems historically so didn't really need to be addressed with such major changes.
So Scherrit made a few small tweeks to my current position and told me to ride around for a week or two and see if they helped, and try a shorter stem if they didn't.
So that's what I've been doing, and it seems to have worked. The legs feel fine now and the shoulder thing seems to be more connected to 'workplace ergonomics' (bad drawing desk)... so I think I'm almost good to go. A few more rides just to make sure.
In other news, my wheel-building friend had a Covid scare and had to isolate for a couple of weeks. He's fine now (thank fuck) and I should be able to meet him at some point this week.
Need to speak with Winston and ask if he's still keen to push this through quickly after such a long delay. Something tells me I might be at the back of a long queue again!