When I was cleaning my rather special new bike at the weekend I found the reason for the poor shifting on the front chainrings. The titanium cage had a broken weld. Bummer
This evening I took the bike into Fabin where I bought it and they replaced the front mech without any trouble and were very nice about it too. It is very thoughtful of them not to make me feel like a fat bloke with more money than sense and he even weighed my bike for me...
6.9kg or 15.2 lb !
He even told me that most riders in a pro peleton would be envious of my bike. That made me really happy, but now I just have to ride it more.