cheers man, yeah saw that on Varonha's instagram (or somewhere). It's a lovely bike but hopefully mine will be a bit less gentlemanly : )
Anyway, this whole thing has been put on ice for the foreseeable; I'm self-employed so I need to see how things are looking after the shitstorm before I start committing loads of cash to fun things like this.
But I did get a chance to visit Winston before everything kicked off, and as a result decided that if this project happens at all it will be happening with him. I love how enthusiastic he is about frame building, and how disinterested he is in marketing.
We discussed a few things - he persuaded me that internal routing makes the frame more susceptible to corrosion so should probably be avoided.
He showed me the difference between a fork blade that can take disc brakes and one that can't; the former being a bit chunkier and (if I remember correctly) only comes with a rake as opposed to as a straight blade. So I have to think again about aesthetics vs function, which is my least favourite thing to think about.
He also showed me how he modernises the Nervex seat lug to take a modern bolt, and that he already has the correct topeyes.
So, good to meet the man himself, and felt like good progress... but then the apocalypse happened.