It arrived a week before we moved and I allowed myself a single peek into the box before very reluctantly I packed it away.
So having unpacked everything domestic over the last two weeks I treated myself to a session in the shed and I carefully brought Freddie Grubb number 11773 into the light after its respray and refurbishment for its 50th birthday (and mine).
A thing of rare delight, a 1963 English steel track frame which has been in my first club, the Godric CC for its entire life. I acquired it in the 1970s and after a short racing career in grass track and rollers I mistreated it for almost 30 years.
But now as I gradually pulled the packaging away I broke into an irrepressible beaming smile. This is my classic and I am really looking forward to the gradual build. Watch this space for more updates.