I just finished all of the brazing and alignment checks on my Dads 29er frame. Now all that remains is to do a LOT of cleanup on the brass and silver brazes and then to get the frame to the powder coater! One thing I really like about brass and silver brazing is that while it can be an extremely messy process, and it looks incredibly rough at one point, the final product can look exceptional beautiful. With brass brazing the final product can almost look organic.
Anyhow, that said my next bike (after MY 29er) will be a lugged road bike for my wife. While the second frame I ever built was for her, it was not was that proud of and I feel I owe her a much nicer ride than that particular bike. So this next one will be 100% from Henry James and True Temper. Meaning that all of the tubes and lugs are sourced from the good old USA! I can't wait to get started on another lugged bike!