The end of one project is the beginning of the next. Just ask the most recently infected Rouleur that dropped by yesterday.
A few months ago I got an email requesting a single Dura Ace 7400 dust cap. Not so much an obscure item, but commonly bought and sold in pairs obviously. I had a hunt around the man cave, and sure enough found a single cap which I emailed back to say 'You can have it'.
The emailer explained it was for a Freschi - a frame I'd had previously and one of the more obscure Italian marques. The plan was a Dura Ace 7400 build and I didn't hear much more than that until tomorrow when the completed bike rolled by.
A common feature of Freschi's was the fastback seat stay design. I'm sure the manufacturers proported this had an advantage, to me it just looks 'hot' which is all the matters.
The Freschi I had was similiar to this. Featuring aero-shifter mounts, specially drawn tubing for aerodynamics and a scalloped seat tube to allow the rear wheel to sit even closer to the frame and shorten the wheelbase.
Stolen from Classic Rendezvous
Far from concorse condition, the intention is for this Freschi Supreme to be a regular rider. A mix of the Dura Ace from Crane era brakes, 7400 non-aero brake levers, Nitto made DA stem, 7402 shifters and 7700 wheels.