I might be getting a new Winter/Rain bike with full fenders made.
I could get a steel Steve Rex or a Ti Kent Eriksen.
I would run either bike with the new Serotta fork for long reach brakes and put Honjo fenders on it.
What bike should I get?
only two choices?
"hey, we got grenades!"
Ti Eriksen! My buddy has a CX and road from Kent and he love's them. Plus if it's your rain bike it might as well not rust.
I am not limited to anything. I have just narrowed my choices to these two builders. It will be a new frameset.
I know Steve and have had multiple bikes from him. He knows fender bikes quite well, makes as good a steel bike as anyone, is in close proximity to me, has reasonable price and turnaround, and I like how his bikes look and ride. I would not really consider another steel builder.
Eriksen is a possibility because I know ti would be a great material for a rain bike, last forever (maybe 4 lifetimes instead of 1-2). Just got an Eriksen 29er and the bike was spot on and rides perfectly.
Materials aside, it really comes down to personal feelings about the builders. Both bikes would be excellent. Personally I would go with Steve Rex, but that's because we have the same first name and he is located closer to me. Flip a coin.