I was thinking of this too. I certainly won’t have time to powdercoat it, and the tubing is just so thick compared to the frame I don’t really like it...Hey Kevin, hope all is well in Mesa! What if you didn't cut holes for straight bars ( I think a curved bar would accentuate your curvy frame better) , but instead, cut notches in the front of the tubes and inset a rounder bar from the front? My paint / graphic skills aren't the best, but here's what I'm thinking.
It would simulate the arc of the fork braces / crowns. Probably be better for steering and more comfortable too.
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