I've been evaluating the options to get a true Made in USA bike; not exploiting cheap labor from East Asia. I want lugged steel, with S&S couplers, and horizontal drops if I want to run singlespeed or fixed. Here's the various price points. Lot's more than taiwanese stuff, but you're keeping the bucks here in the US. We sure need it. This seems to be the current pricing. Yellow equals estimates. Not many build lugged anymore.
CUSTOM CXBilenkyDeSalvoLandsharkSteelmanSycipWaterfordCroMo Frame165013501695245015501800Lugs