Set against a great backdrop, here's what Ron wrote:

How's this for a stately looking tourer? Photos don't do that custom mystic blue metallic paint justice though. It's just something that has to be seen in person.

I wanted to personally thank you for helping me select the frame options. This bike has really been a pleasant surprise. Naturally it is great for fully loaded touring but it's equally at home on club rides and day trips. This 1900 has been in its share of pacelines! The bike is everything I was looking for and I couldn't be happier.

The highlights are a Phil Wood bottom bracket, Ritchey Logic crank, Race Face chainrings, American Classic Ti seatpost and a Chris King headset. The crank was a hard find. I wanted a compact drive crank that didn't look like it belonged on a mountain bike. The Ritchey does the job nicely and doesn't look out of place.