This frame here is a backup rig for factory backed racer Larry Yancey. A couple of years ago we decided to experiment with the S3 Superlight steel tubing on a cross frame for him and after 2 years of beating the molasses out of a sub-17 lb. cross machine its still going strong and we're both pretty happy with it. However, Yancey rides his bike like Josey Wales uses his pistol and if I remember correctly ol' Josey carried a couple pistols in his belt. I am not anticipating any problems with the S3 frame but Larry is training for the World Masters 'Cross Championships that will be coming to the states shortly and we have to be prepared. Anybody that has watched Larry race a bike would recommend he has at least 2 bikes built up if not 4. This frame is not quite as light as the S3 model but the OX Platinum tubing makes for a pretty light frameset, I think this one weighed out roughly a quarter pound heavier but that just translates into a better everyday training machine to beat up on and he can save the superlight for the important days. Cool thing about this frame is that I only used spare parts that were laying around the shop to make it. Tubes that were cut too short on larger frames can still be used on smaller frames. I hate wasting things. Look at that custom carbon fiber chain stay protector, no imitations on the factory bikes here. Neither Larry nor I are a big fan of these style of seat caps that I put on this frame, we prefer to braze things on, but like I said, I was clearing out some spare parts and this cap just happened to fit the bill. I am trying to get Larry good and fired up before the Worlds race. Not many people are brave enough to piss Yancey off, and since I'm not stupid I am gonna have the UPS man give it to him, they have worker's comp. You probably can't see it but I did a little experimental paint job on that Easton CX fork and painted the MEECH logo in a different shade of black on it, but unless the sun is beaming down on it its a little hard to tell, call it subtle if you will. I am definitely not a painter and trying to lay those stencils down in perfect alignment is not as easy as Paul makes it look. Thank goodness for Ace's Wild Custom. Check out Louis Maxximus making this an action photo shoot. You think this frame is gonna see some fancy racing action this coming CX season? As Josey would say, "I reckon so."