I have a handful of handbuilt bicycles, one made to my specs by Chris Kvale and none by Jeff Bock who makes and paints handbuilt steel bicycle frames in a cornfield south of Ames. He has been posting photos of this one as it progresses. There is a lot of sawing, filing and brazing involved in making a custom bicycle at this level. Unfinished it looks almost sculptural. It almost seems a shame to cover it in paint, but Jeff's painting is damned wonderful too. He has painted one of mine from scratch and did an amazing restoration of another, saving as much original finish as was feasible. I included a photo of a previous frame he built and painted.