here are some better shots.
see, it is real!
check out those caterpillar welds.
shaved caterpillars, of course.
i have to get some shots of the chainstays. they're rectangular and beefy.
they look like something that might have been confiscated in a prison workshop. and i mean that in the best possible way.
ps - the color on the brake bridge is off in the photo. it's actually the same blue as in the other shots.