Well it did end up being a rather long time, didn't it!
I'm afraid I am again in a rush, and won't have time to provide my long-overdue explanation of the name "BIS" and its logo. I will merely say that, unfortunately, everyone thinks the logo says "B.S." because I insisted on wrapping the "I" over the top the downtube.
I will also say that I think Marcel looks absolutely incredible, and that Olivier's work here (most of the frame, the rack, décaleur, and stem) is truly wonderful—beautiful and also very functional. Noah's paint, as usual, is exceptional.
More photos as the build progresses!