This customer has been riding the same road bike since the late 80's. I guess he thought it was time to retire the old ride and get some stout steel as a replacement. This one is very typical of what I build except for the headtube collars-a nod to the 80's bike building aesthetic.
I put tome very subtle bends in the seat stays this time. Since it is a road bike there's no need for width for cantilever bosses or big tires. This frame has my very last set of Salsa dropouts-looks like they are going the way of the Dodo , just like some of my favorite frame building materials , unfortunately.