You might remember I destroyed the rear end of my bike after chain throw related to close encounter with the car last fall. Now, the good weather bike is back on road - only test rides as the frame ends need final polish and repaint. I have altered the geometry a little bit with new track ends with the slot for an axle slightly below the chainstay. Now, the HT angle is exacty 73 deg (quick enough with road fork with 43mm rake, as the wheelbase of the bike is only 93cm) and the BB drop 60mm - I can use 170mm cranks safely. The rear ends were wire-cut ($16 including raw material) according to my design and brazed in place of old, mangled ones. 16H campy Vento rim (identical in cross-section and finish to 12H Shamal front) laced 1x to a Mack medium flange hub with Campy 3.1mm bladed spokes. 2x or 3x would be better, but I couldn't get the spokes of the right length.
This is how this bike will roll this year, I will make it a travel bike next year with S$S couplers and lighter wheels.