The bride asked incredulously, "You mean you sold the burgundy frame you just painted?!"
"Uh, yes...", I replied.
The bride followed up astonished, "You mean you sold the frame you just paid good money to modify the forks?! All that planning, time, and money, and it's already gone?"
"Uh, yes...", I replied trying to figure out a way to explain something she'll never understand.
Then, fairly sternly, she followed with, "You mean you sold the frame that I stressed-out driving all the way to Dallas to pick-up for you while you were out of town?!"
I just kept my eyes on her and slowly backed out of the room.
Not long ago (like back in January), I completed this project. Since then I've sold the frame and headed off in another direction. Although I did make some decisions regarding the new project, I'm still kind of wandering around a bit.
I did decide to make my entire stable 650b.
I did decide to not bother with a freewheel (at least for now), and go with a fixed wheel instead.
I did decide to keep the low trail geometry.
But I'm still on the fence about whether to keep the drops (as shown above), or to give the albatross bars another try. Since the cockpit on the prior project was a little tight, I've ordered a stem with more extension. I'm thinking I might switch bars.
So I go out to the garage to sit on the bike, hold the albatross bars up in position, and try to evaluate the feel.
The bride walks by, pauses a second when she sees me, then rolls her eyes and walks away.