So I've been anticipating this frame for almost 2 weeks now and finally got it last night from a friend of mine. It's a Bilenky Signature Series frame, fillet brazed with a mix of Columbus and Deddacci steel, with a polished stainless steel fork crown and collar. The chainstay and seatstay bridges are both beautifully brazed on and lined in white and the seatstay is masterfully curved.
I'm doing all the assembly myself, building the wheels this week (I hope) and will post updates. I plan on using a Campagnolo Veloce group, probably 06/05 with triple crankset, shimano long reach breaks, a Cinelli stem off my brother's Tommassini (spelling?) he parted out, and the pictured Brooks and Thompson stem. The wheels will be 32H Centaur Hubs laced 3x to white Velocity Aeroheads (off center rear) with DT 1.8/1.6 mm butted Competition spokes everywhere but the drive side, which will have 2.0/1.8 mm and brass nipples throughout.
Tires are still a question at this point, but white bar tape and cable housing is a given.
Here's some pictures:
I just sprayed frame-saver in the tubes, so they're plugged with rags for a day or two.
My camera's not great, so I tried with and without flash. The blue bed seemed to make a good background.
Curved seatstays FTW!
Peter the Cat Approves:
Those aren't what you think they are, it's a B! For Bilenky!
SHINEY fork crown!