I’m just finishing up a very nice Custom Blend steel for David F. It’s a blend of True Temper OX Plat and Columbus Life, including the Life short taper S-bend chainstay and seatstays. The stays give the frame a very hip and contemporary look. I don’t build a lot of frames with these stays but I really like them. They are light, good looking and drawn to perfection as all Columbus product is. The one thing to look out for with these stays is chainring clearance so I’ll probably put a little indent to make sure nothing hits.