I finished the build this morning and took it for it's maiden ride before hurricane Sandy hits us. Pictures are below. It's an aluminum Nashbar touring frame in a size 58 (I normally ride a 55 or 56). The fork is from my old Cannondale T800. Wheels are Mavic Open Pros on Ultegra hubs. Rear derailleur is Deoro, Front derailleur is Tiagra tripple. Brifters are Ultegra 9 speed. Handle bars are Ritchey Logic II WCS. Crankset is a Shimano tripple. Saddle is Sella An-Atomica. Fenders are SKS. Rack is a Tubus titanium. Brakes are TRP CX9s. Tires are Seca Survivors size 28. It weighs in (as in the final photo) at 22 lbs. Not all that bad.
So, how does it ride? Well, it does put me in an upright position, making it easier to see the traffic. The fit is spot on. By going with a longer top tube and raising the handlebars, I've got a very comortable reach, similar to my primary road bike, but I am more upright. The bike is stable at speed on downhills, but I don't think I'd want to cut real sharp turns with it. On the flat and climbing, the frame is stiff enough to get moving quickly, and with no flex uphill. No toe overlap. I think I'm going to like this as my commuter a great deal.
I forgot one of the most import things. I have to figure out what to name it. I'm toying with Green Giant, given it's so much larger than my other bikes. Ideas/suggestions welcome.