Sweep wrote:Thanks des - look forward to hearing more/seeing pics.
OK a few more details and pics. I ordered it early March 2018, received it end of July 2018.
I decided to upgrade to the linear slider option, an extra 75 Euros. I did not have to but apparently he had a small no. of these sliders in stock from a cheap batch he obtained a few years ago and they cost 250 Euro if ordered new now. Bit of unnecessary extravagence maybe, but sounded like a bargain so I ordered this! Payment was on order via PayPal, a fair amount of trust involved but that's how it is.
Various colour options are available, but in practice I didn't have any choice at the time. The case I brought myself, the tool arrives in a cardboard box.
Total cost for me was 210 Euro plus 10 Euro for postage.
In use it is lovely, very smooth, repeatable readings and gorgeous to look at! I use the mm side of the dial, on the other side it is calibrated in spoke thicknesses, but I find this less accurate to see and there is no 1.8mm line which is my most common gauge.
I find I can't always zero the gauge with just one hand (tend to use it in my left), sometimes needing to give a little tweak to the dial with my right hand. But I have fairly small hands so others may not find this the case for them. Or often I do not bother to zero it, just mentally adjust the reading from the starting point.
Well pleased and one of those beautifully engineered items that makes it a joy to use. Wish I had more time to use it, maybe this winter as I have several wheel and bike projects awaiting.