The fixed finally came back from the black smiths with just 2 thin coats of clear lacquer.
It got a Chris King headset, aThompsom post, Azonic risers in place of the drops and an old XT brake lever. The saddle is a Brooks b17 in green leather and copper rivets. they clash a little with the gold on the CK, but...
And a new chain that would moor a ship.
And then the planned ride in this morning was thwarted as I had to take the kids to school.
But it does ride beautifully and I am looking forward to tomorrow arriving. Revamped toys are a good motivator for a commute that has not changed in the last 5 years.