Has anyone here built up this BI nickle-plated lugged frame....specifically in the 54, 56,58 size? What is the true stand-over height of each when 700cx25~28 tires are mounted? Is there much toe overlap? What is the quality of the plating like? Were the rear-end and fork-end width measurements true?
I'd like to build this up until I learn how to weld my own lugged frame one day when I retire. I'd like to add a bottle-cage boss on the seat-tube for longer rides. How is the ride for longer (50+miles, flat-easy hills) road rides? I'd like to mask-off the tubes and paint it leaving the lugs and ends exposed.