Well, the multi-month odyssey is nearing an end. I said complete but it's not quite. Still need two niggling items to complete: Problem Solvers seatpost shim (temporary solution was this fugly Norco two-piece) and my white Sunline saddle (on backorder).
Other than that, she's done and I could not be happier. Now I just have to learn how to ride it. First race was Sunday. Finished it Friday night and got in four practice runs on Sat. + one on Sunday - -that was it. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire. Anyway, I need to figure out how to jump again. I forgot it wasn't my flickable Yeti - -top tube and wheelbase are longer -- and augered a couple landings nose-first in my second run. Blew a 10-second lead and my chances at a third straight state championship. Ah well, that's racing.