Riding in today, I rode part way with this guy who was on this really interesting-looking cross bike. For starters, it had a beautiful mottled pink paint job. Even more interesting, it had the rear brake cable routed through the top tube/seat tube joint, coming out the back of the joint, between the seat stays. I asked him about it -- he said he built it himself. He's a hobbyist frame builder, but he's worked in a bunch of frame shops and bike shops, and I think I heard him say he worked as a painter for awhile.
Anyway, he's a transplant from the East, and I think he races 'cross. So some of you guys may know him already.