Beautiful! I've always loved Handsome's stripes! The biggest reason I haven't tried to test-ride a Speedy is because it's so similar to my Smoothie- I'd have to ask the question: do I really need TWO Smoothies? (hmmm....)
But seriously- the slightly longer TT does make me curious-
I have a lugged, flame red, '92 XO-3 that rides a little too well, a little too nimbly, with a flat-bar. I'll assume that's because of its semi-racing geometry and the way it distributes my weight across the frame- the front end's way too light; when I thought about it, the shorter TT kinda said it was never intended to be ridden an 'upright' bike.
I reinstalled the original mustache bars, which immediately stabilized the ride, but I'm no fan of them (braking puts a strain on my wrists and there really aren't many places on a mustache bar to mount the levers at a comfortable angle). In the quest to surmount that, I've been considering drop bars, Nitto M136 (I have a spare one) or maybe Rando bars. What do you guys think?