You can't get a frame taller than this into an S&S stock travel case......I've checked. This rider is 6'3" so the frame has to be this big. Before the couplers went in the weight was only 4 lb. 6 oz. , surprising as I did not try to go light on the tubes.
The seat stays are s-bend 19 mm Dedaccai, a good way to stifen up the rear end of a large steel road frame. The seat tube is an oversize external butted offering from Nova.....another good feature for a 240 lb. rider.