Tim from Argos Cycles called today to say that the Brompton frame and stem have been sprayed. I'll collect it on Saturday and then it has to go back to the dealer to have the new rear hinge bushes fitted and reamed using the special 200 GBP tool.
It's flamboyant red (candy apple red, if you like) which should look good against the Ti forks and rear triangle. Pimped out with a red Chris King headset.
There is a purpose to all this; the Brompton is a wonderful creation but has a list of design and quality faults as long as your arm. When this is finished it will be as perfect as a folding bike can be. It needs to do the Dunwich Dynamo and get me a better placing than 96th in the World Championships.