This project has been fourteen years in the making. The frame, made by Jeff Lyon in Oregon, was purchased for $300 from Recycled Cycles in 2003, but it started life on the professional cylcocross circuit many years before that. It was red with a single white panel (visible below). It also came with a matching steel fork which was destroyed in a car wreck, but somehow the frame was undamaged. I confirmed with Jeff that the tubeset is a blend of Reynolds 725 and Deda Zero-Uno, with a flattened top-tube for shouldering comfort and canti-specific wishbone rear seat-stays. There are gussets under both the top and down tubes where they abut the head tube, which is likely what kept it from crumpling in the car accident. The guys down at Austin Paintworks did a spectacular job—hand sanding the clearcoat from the fork and painstakingly trying multiple decals for the head-badge to get it right. Everything else is masked. The lettering began as a stock font but has been carefully modified as a vector path to simulate hand lettering.