I’ve now had a bit more of a chance to have a look at the Craftworks, and damn nice it is too. Everything seems overbuilt in a nice way, and all seems of a suitably high quality. I’ve waved tools at it and moved the shock into the 6.25″ position as I suspect that will be the more usual setting.
Following an email discussion with Tim Flooks a “pre-enjoyed” 650×2.29 spring is on the way to replace the 550×2.29 currently on there. I need to pop down to the LBS one day to get the headset cups pressed in, and then just need to wait for the forks to return.
All I need now is patience, which is something I usually find to be in short supply.