I'm pretty sure I can put the torch away . . . for now. It seems eveytime I say that, there I go again. I'm not sure what color to paint it. Powder, Wet, or Rattle can.
The plug style dropouts were also an experience. Stainless Steel...No Rust! The trick was to get the plug to match the inside diameter of the chainstay. in hindsight I might have gone 420mm, because I'm all about the stability. It's a road bike.