I like the panel/stripe motif that the customer requested on this frame. Most notable extras are the Paragon post-mount slider dropouts , 44 mm ID head tube and Jen Green sterling/copper headbadge. All USA stuff and the best I can get from folks I trust.
That's what frame building in the Nor-Cal is all about.....trying to use as much local and/or small USA suppliers as possible. This is the way we keep our community alive and give our customers the best available materials. All I have to do is to honor both the customer and these great suppliers with my best effort in turning what I have on hand into frames that make people want to ride.
This is a pretty frame that is going to see some ugly days in the dirt !