29″ tire clearance (a Knard will have ~12mm on either side), suspension corrected in case someone starts making a suspension fork that will swallow that huge tire (I know, I know, you can cram ’em in some forks…). Faux lugs/sleeves – which apparently we’re now calling “bi-lam”. Or something. In this case they’re basically just decoration, but that’s the beauty of custom stuff – if it makes you happy, you can have it and you don’t have to justify it to anyone but yourself.
More on the frame (couplers! loads of tire clearance! offset rear triangle and weird drivetrain!) next week.