I finished making changes to my new ride and while it's not vintage I thought some might appreciate it. R&E called me back with more information on the bike.
It was made in 2002 using True Temper tubing (Either Varis HT or OX Platinum). It is indeed a 55cm which is my ideal size. Fits like a glove and rides wonderfully.
Enjoy the chameleon paint job. I'd love to see your hand-crafted rides too. Let's see some custom love.