In the comments section of a prior post, I replied to GravelDoc's observation that me and the QB are "hitting it off rather well" by saying that we are a good personality match. There is a connection with this bike that is difficult to describe in any other way.
I recently made a few minor refinements to make that observation even more accurate. The bright yellow bar tape was just a little too flashy for our personality, so shellac was applied to subdue things. The goal was to match the leather trim on my Carradice bag. QB and I aren't glamorous, but we do have a certain appreciation for aesthetics.
(rural and unsophisticated)
I switched bottle cages, moved the frame pump back to A. Homer Hilsen, and replaced the pedals. All these changes were made for a combination of functional (primarily) and aesthetic reasons.
Now if I can get the boys at Trinity bicycles to get me a water bottle in QB orange, we'll be ready for guests.