This blog might be getting a little repetetive.....a bunch of tig welded steel road frames all looking pretty much the same-at least that's how it appears. If you look closely you'll notice a few small distinctions. For one thing, none of the four road frames I have built in the last week and a half share the same tubeset. One is mostly True Temper, one is Columbus nivacrome, one is Reynolds 853/725 and the one I finished today was built from a mixture of Tange ultimate extrastrong and Dedaccai. This one pictured is bound for Santa Barbara and is the 853 frame. I'm talking everyone who is getting a steel road frame into a braze-on front der. as the big manufacturers have decided that 28.6 diameter seat tubes no longer exist . I beg to differ, they do in fact exist and about 90% of custom steel frames have them. I think it is a shame to have to use shims on a custom bike just to fit a front der. End of rant !