The former flagship of the Royal Duck Fleet, the Dean Colonel has been sold (I should say stolen) on Ebay. I now have virtually no remnants of my former 26" life save for a few semi-worn tires, some tubes and a couple dozen spokes of various lengths.
There's no turning back now (not that I am worried about it). Like when I made the decision to go all-rigid and one-speed (try to find a derailleur cable in my garage, HA, fat chance!) I am now full into 29'ers.