Some of you may be offended by what I've done with this vintage bicycle.
For the offence, I am truly sorry. For what I have done... not so much.
Because this time I listened to what the bicycle was telling me, what the bicycle wanted. True, I curated this build according to my preferences but at the end of the day, I had a 35 year old frame that wanted to go fast but couldn't due to the limitations of its build and/or its rider.
The rider, I couldn't change any more than I can for any other bike (those grumpy knees!) but the build, I could.
This is not a restoration but a rebirth as something else entirely.