Well, I thought some of you might be interested in this as well. Few weeks ago a frame was offered to me which, despite some other plans, I coulndt resist:
For a couple of years (in the early 2000s) Matt Chester and his frames where quite famous among the singlespeed nerds all over the world. Started building titanium frames in Leadville, CL, the Utilitiman was his first "production" modell. It seems that my frame - without a frame# - was buildt between 1999 and 2001 as Chester switched the Decals in 2001 due to some adhesive problems.
Thanks to Eric McKeegan (Dirt Rag) I got an early interview with Matt Chester from early 2000:
So, some information are around, but the most important source, the original owner (User on here: MarinTi) I couldnt contacted, yet.
This is my first Titanium bike and I am pretty excited as thoose of you who know me a bit can imagine .
I used the weekend for getting a new front wheel build:
And as well getting a saddle (WTB SST Ti) back to its former glory: