i remember at dans CT ride and cook out earlier this year a guy named scotty (he doesn't register on the forums but he does browse them). to most people his bike would have been considered ugly, but the thing ran along just great.
russels post his first pic is the one i'm talking about. kept right up with all the nice looking new in frame 2 strokes that were there.
and honestly when you saw how much work he put into it you couldn't help but admire it anyways