It goes without saying that trades, swaps, deals, Pay it Forwards, etc on this forum are numerous, common, friendly, and much less mercenary than they could be, and a lot of us appreciate a lot of us. But once in a while, someone really goes out of their way. So I'll start.
Gracias, amigos to:
riva. He agreed to drive 1 hour each way, disassemble my purchase, carefully and expertly pack it, and send it to me. This about 2 hours after Spinz gave me the heads up on a CL bike in Los Angeles. He asked for nothing in return, and all I gave him were some old parts. Thanks again.
acme-supply. (I think of Wile. E. Coyote every time I see him post.) He sent me a frame, unsolicited, no strings attached. And all I gave him was the hopeful promise to do it right. Thanks again.
miamijim. I asked about a brake caliper bolt switch in some thread somewhere. It came in the mail. Thanks again.
there are others, but it would take all day.