Wrapped up this on a little while ago, but haven’t had time to post anything about it yet. The customer is an avid randonneur, and we designed the bike around being a comfortable and durable for all day cycling. It’s got low trail geometry, lightweight tubing, tubeless 650x48b tires, fenders, disc brakes, thru-axles, generator lighting, and Ultegra 11spd shifty bits make for a reliable, dependable, ultra comfortable brevet crushing ride.
A few weeks went by and I got this:
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I'm enjoying the bike- I really couldn't be happier with it. So far I've put about a thousand miles on it, including a 600k brevet last month, which is my longest to date. Looking forward to many many thousands of more miles on it.
Ever so happy to know that the bikes I make are out there being ridden. Also got some pics of the final build (click on the image to see more pics):