Somewhere angels are singing...
Yep, click on the links and weep fellow velo nuts. The Vanilla has been delivered. In a word...beatific. I've never owned a custom before, and having a bike that fits like a glove just can not be described. It's almost too much a work of art to ride...almost. I'm going to ride the wheels offa this thing. I have only been able to put 50 or so miles on her so far (long story, got a staph infection in my elbow from a fall while climbing S. Sister Mtn a few weeks ago), but in my judgement she's worth every penny and every minute of the not-unsubstantial wait time. Sacha is worth every accolade he has earned, this bicycle is a true work of art. From the smallest unseen details to the overall fit and design, I could not be more pleased. Check the cool details like the slick internal front brake cable routing and the custom stem. Unfortunately I have an extended business trip until mid-October, so my newest best friend is going to sit for awhile. This sure will give me a bunch of reasons to come back and ride through the winter rains though.