Short film displaying the frame building talent of Sean Walling of Soulcraft at work. I've admired his bikes via the website for many years. When I hit the NAHBS a few years ago in Portland, the Soulcraft Dirtbomb was my favorite bike of the show. If I was in the market for a custom steel bike, Soulcraft would be towards the top of the list. I like the no nonsense approach they take in design and aesthetics. No frills and made for riding and racing.
Sure, production bikes are better then ever. Carbon bikes are fantastic to ride. Still, nothing beats the art and history of a handmade steel frame - especially from a smaller builder. There's an intimate coolness factor, that just can't be found from a bike straight off the sales floor. If you appreciate such matters and have the dough to burn - worth every cent.