OK, for the non-cyclists among you who are scratching your heads, it's a bike frame. A very nice, very light, part-carbon, Sarah Ulmer SUB bike frame.
So what do you DO with a bike frame that you bought off eBay? Well, you sort through all the bike bits (gears, brakes, wheels, you name it) that you have stored in the garage, and with any luck you have all the right parts to build an entire road bike. Which he does....almost. We need a front fork and one or two other odds and ends, but he'll track those down.
So the finished product should look a bit like this:
It'll take him a while to get the final pieces and then put it all together and adjust it so it's just right, but I can wait. In fact, I'm quite happy to wait till winter is long gone....cycling in the freezing cold and howling wind really doesn't appeal. Gee, I bet that's a surprise.