Great looking bike
It also looks a little different to the to every other DOGS BOLX I've seen with a single colour and a the Tange fork.
The cable routing is also interesting to note. Every other photo I've seen of a DOGS has top tube cable routing whereas this obviously has downtube routing for the shifting. Was this how you ordered it? Or just how it came??
yes you are spot on with your views.
This is the advantage of having a frame made for you and Chas made sure my requirements were met or discussed to offer the best solutions.
This bike was to be as light as possible and have everything stripped off it that was not required. Nothing superfluous was added that would detract fromthe minimalist ethos, e.g. all drop outs had any rack mounts removed.
Cable routeing was my choice to leave the top tube looking as clean and luncluttered as possible.
Braze fillets radius kept to a minium to save weight but not to compromise strength.
Screw holes to mount my DIY Chainsuck device added.
Made to measure H/Bar stem for height and reach.
Simple classic colour scheme to keep the "pure and simple" ethos of the bike. Any other colour would have made it "look" heavy!