I think the people that really make out on the handmade bike show shinanigans are the significant others of the builders. This is Jen's bike. She earned her frame by going on a two month vacation while it was being built. This is what happens when you enclose yourself in a poorly ventilated room for eight hours with a bike frame needing a paint job and a couple of paint pens.
Those brain cells were just slowing me down.
Yes, that top tube is radiused. Yes, that top tube is butted. Yes, everybody else uses straight gauge cromoly. No, I'm not going to tell you how I did it.