That was my plan, give it a good clean and run it till october or till it feels a bit more gone then head to Skinny Erics (who are nice guys) and get them to do whatever needs doing... i just got a damn puncture too, but my front tyre was balding anyway so i'll replace that.
I thought the flyer didn't really have enough clearance for mudguards... will ask them about it.
and when you say dura-ace... like what dura ace back brake, dura ace BB? dura ace chain ring? sorry, as you can tell, i'm pretty terrible with this.