I got Phil's fork finished up this morning so this frame set is ready for some color. Everything went pretty smooth for me on this frame. I took some extra time on this frame because it has a couple of little details that are new for me. I have always used fastback-style seat stays on my frames and so this was the first frame that I have mounted the stays to the sides of the seat tube. Actually, the very first frame I built at the Yamaguchi Frame School has the stays mounted to the side, almost forgot about that one. Anyway, I don't care much for those heavy plugs that they normally use so I just put a little miter in the ends and brazed in some tubing to create the look. I saw someone else do this at some time or another and I thought it was a little more original and a chance to do something new. I got my buddy Mark, from Mainline Awards here in Mountain Home, to engrave the BB shell as well as the seat stay bridge. It was easily done and I thought it made for a nice touch. And a little handmade brake cable hanger for the rear brake was super-easy and didn't require too much time. This frame is made out of True Temper tubing, a mix of OX Platinum, Verus, and some RC2. Most everything on this frame is roughly 8/5/8 double-butted, the down tube may be 8/5/7 and I believe the chain stays are 8/6. Plenty strong with no excess weight. I think this bike is gonna be built up with some 38c touring tires so I'm guessing this thing is gonna roll like a Cadillac. Time to work on a paint scheme now. Check back for the finished product.