My bad on the date. I edited it out. I saw the last post from 5/29/04 and thought it was a new build. Then I recalled seeing the pic of you gleefully cutting the steerer before, and it dawned on me. Thanks. The wheels are a nice upgrade. Too soon to tell for sure, but I think my saddle and bars may have to be swapped out. The turns on the 3T Prima 199 seem a little too tight, but I may just have to get used to them from the Modolo X-Eras that I have had been riding for years.
LOL! That's exactly how I felt when I got mine - I don't worry about that, I'd rather expose pure Ti!
RE: The shop. Guys, I WISH that was my shop. That is the shop at Landry's in Westboro, MA ( www.landrys.com ) where I took an overhaul class to put my ride together. Highly recommended, shop and class.