It`s been over two months since the accident, but at long last, the bike is finished. Picked it up this morning and and took it for a short ride to Yamashita Park.
"Big Dumb Yuba" - New Surly Big Dummy Fork and Salsa Gordo rims.
New Tioga threadless headset and Bazooka adjustable stem. Sweet!
BUT...what is wrong with the above picture?
Highlight to reveal answer -- > They put the #%$&!#*!!ing stem on upside down! sheesh.
OK - no big deal.
The bike rides great and, after changing the handlebar position a bit, it feels very comfortable. So, aside from above mentioned screw-up, which I can take care of, I`m very pleased with the end result. It definitely sucked not having the bike around for 2 months and dealing with the insurance company was a big PITA, but after all that, I think I ended up with one helluva nice ride.