Vincent Dominguez is going to make a stem for the Kvale project bike. Maybe bright Nickel, but I'm leaning toward painting it to match the bike, probably the dark red. There has been talk of a bi-laminate front lug to match the Kvale filed bike lugs. Vincent likes that idea. We'll have to see how much extra $ he needs.
I think the NAHBS award caught Vincent off guard. It wasn't a show bike at all. It was what he had to bring, VDC #1, the first frameset he ever built, back in the early 2000s for his wife. It was a learning project under the tutelage of Paul Wyganowski. So much for years of practice learning a skill set.
Vincent's lineage is probably typical for a Minnesota builder. Cecil Behringer to Terry Osell to Tim Paterak to Paul Wyganowski to Vincent Dominguez with pitstops along the way with Chris Kvale, Erik Noren and others.