I decided to finally take the plunge and submitted a deposit to a local framebuilder and reserve my place on the build list. I will be meeting with him in a few weeks to have my current steed and my physical proportions measured. What steps should I take to ensure success in working with him? I guess my greatest concerns have to do with bar and stem selection and whether to have him build the (lugged) fork or buy something like an Enve.
I am looking for a lugged steel "classic stage racer" to supplement my 14-year old Litespeed Classic. This will be a bike for fast club rides and long solo days in the range of 60-200 miles. No racing, no touring other than perhaps an overnight credit card ride.
It is difficult to separate fact from fiction and the only thing that I know for sure is how much I don't know!
Thanks for any and all advice!