so i'm at trackstar today just messin' around and there's a coast frame hangin' there and the price was under a grand for frame and fork (granted this one didn't have a fancy paintjob). i'm lookin' round and decidin' what custom steel frame to get and i like independent fabs and have been lookin' at them as well and they are around $1800 and i think don walker's bikes are around that or a little more and vanilla is around there as well pricewise. s
so what up? aren't they all handbuilt of basically the same tubing? why does a coast cost substantially less?