Building Poli Chapter Two: It's a Slow Builder
The first all-important baby steps have been taken.
If I were a bike mechanic, I would probably have a rank of 3 stars out of 5. I would be able to fix almost anything, but customers would have to be patient and consequently my fee by the hour would be low. I would, in other words, get the job done, but would have to work extremely long hours in order to feed myself.
On my own projects, time is not of importance. I start out optimistically, then start to sweat, then start to curse, then have a break, then undo what I have done, then give up only to finish the job a couple of days later. I don't expect this project to be any different.
However, there are some certain things I can't even try to do due to lack of proper tools. My go-to guy when it comes to bike mechanics is always at hand, and he has helped me start the build by installing the bottom bracket and headset.
Now the rest is up to me. I think I have all the parts I need, but it's common to find out you miss something while you build. Or maybe you don't even muss it, but you rather suffer from acute upgraditis.