got everything in the mail. i had to return a rogue set of track pedals (how did i complete that order without ever hitting “complete?”), and had to return the helmet i had ordered – oh, Bern, oh Altrec…silly companies with unclear product descriptions (~$14.00 extra spent in returning). B- agreed that A-‘s product description could use a little clarity and said they would contact A- about it. in the meantime, helmet acquisition still awaits. i suppose i’ll just do trackstands in the driveway until then.
and my pump doesn’t work. never used the presta valve part before, and when i called, they said, “we’ll just send you a replacement.” how nice! except i really don’t want to wait two weeks to inflate my tires. no way around it. if i complete the bicycle before the new pump parts arrive, i’ll come a-knockin’ on john m’s door and plea my case for his support.