AC (3rd generation Aptos hills) has been pedaling road bikes for almost 30 years and finally treated himself to a custom steel frame. He's one of those guys that will get a bike and simply ride it into the ground over a couple of decades. His first pair of road shoes had wooden soles with nail-on cleats. It's great to see him getting back to his roots with a custom ferrous frame. We were informed that it might be slightly stiffer than his 89' aluminum Univega.
For the record: If Merckx was a little shorter, funnier, half Italian, had a bachelors degree from UC Davis in Molecular Biology and could fly fish, he would remind me of Andrew. You have to admit, there is a hint of resemblance there.