Originally Posted by Red Bread
Cool. I use a small builder in Oregon for my bikes and my latest road bike has super short and stout chainstays. Power transfer is great and it's snappy and quick, but not nearly as much as a cruiser or as sedate as my previous bike (a classic steel Italian), but I was looking for a better race bike and that's what I got. I think I'm going to keep the aggressiveness for my cx bike but may go stainless instead of ti this go around.
Gotta luv it when you find a builder to work with. Haven't gone that route myself, but have some friends with absolutely amazing builds. One friend has a frame from Independent Fabrications with steel lugs and carbon tubing. The lug work is total artwork!
Just out of curiosity, why stainless instead of ti?