If this frame looks tall to you, it is. I think this might be one of the largest steel 'cross frames I have ever built. The rider is 6'8" and has a standover of nearly 40". I guess this is why he ordered a frame from me.....not much chance of finding anything in the local bike shop this big.
The frame is nearly all true temper OX and weighs about 4 lb. 12 oz. , a lot lighter than I though it would wind up. It is amazing how this very stout tubeset still builds a really light frame.
The seatstays are pretty much uncut from their full length......very unusual as it it seldom that I build a bike for anyone with legs this long.