Answered at VRC too. The bikes came with taper and non-taper stays. Even thought the Phoenixes (Ti and Steel) were "production bikes" they were all made by Steve Potts. Consequently, there are quirky differences - not just with the stays but even with the seat tube diameters.
The scanned catalog isn't so clear but, especially if you print it out, it is readable. I will check if I have a hard copy of the catalog at home. It would be nice to make a better scan.
I got my bike way too dirty this weekend.
and there it is; good to know. Thanks BP!
I actually like the tapered chain stays.
Being an avid forum reader and a bit paranoid is a volatile combination. I lost sleep over this last night. The seller was really cool about the whole thing, and pointed me towards Steve Potts email.
now if I only had bought it the right size
it should work though since I'm a bit of a freak with a really long wingspan, despite my shorter height...I hope.