I have finally gotten the Milan SL so I can fit into it properly. I could pedal it before but I had to extend the BB forward from my optimal position. The reason I now fit is that we built a new door gives me a bit more knee clearance. Here is a picture of the new mould just after laying it up.
It still needs to be trimmed to size, sanded smooth, polished and waxed. I did make a couple of trail parts off the plug to be sure I got the fit right.
So the size that fits the Milan SL is an X seam of 44" measured by sitting against a wall and measuring the distance to your heels with your leg flat on the floor and your foot at right angles to the floor. My X seam measures 45" and you may fit if you are this size but I would recommend a test fit just to be sure. I will have my SL here for this. If you are willing to extend the BB position forward getting a fit if you are tall is a bit easier.
We do now have a few orders. Looks like we will be able to build at least one per month maybe more once we get better at the process. I am surprised at how long the ones to date have taken but there has been a bit of a learning curve. I am sometimes my worst enemy as I kept making improvements but I can now see that those are mostly done. I will still make improvements as I find this part of building them interesting.
The pattern of the Milan XL? or Milan Max? is now ready to mould. After laying up the door mould I will have to set up my supplied air respirator for laying up this much larger part. Its OK in the summer but if I ventilate the shop for hand laminating at this time of year it gets too cold rather quickly.
I have had a couple of rides in the rain and at below freezing and as a result put the hood on. At 80 kph rain really hurts your face. I even found myself braking to limit the effect. I had the hood on with only a partial front visor( an experiment) and it was plenty chilly at speed as the wind hit my forehead just above my glasses. I will also have to find my over boots for the cycling shoes as my feet got cold after an hour or so.