The salsa style paint was speced by me, although I really liked the green and black stripe paintwork Les Lloyd and his team mate were already using it and I didn't want to copy them. I copied Salsa instead
I'm interested in the re-enforcement in the photo. Do you have a photo of the complete frame?
Is the frame Columbus?
Thank you for posting the mag review, fantastic, im am really impressed too, the weight especially and the Max tubing,
I have seen a couple of these frames in the flesh, and about 4 in different pictures, and they all differ, the earliest one, used the other style with a much shorter down tube, and no rear braces. the second, was the same with rear braces, with the same main triangle and with a sleeve, and now this design.
The chap that had this model with the sleeve join, explained this addition because of a need for the strength and reinforcement at this join.., and the delays in the supply of the necessary tandem tubes with longer butting.
I believe Roberts had the same issues., with tube supply.
yours overcomes this altogether, .....just brilliantly.
The frame that is purple on the for sale thread, to me looks like a repair, not a sleeve like the model i have seen....but then im no frame builder....
I did wonder if the paint was your choice, i really love it, and the chrome rear stays....!!!