Well, I "frenched" the brake cable openings and they just didn't go with the minimalist concept I have for this frame. So I filed them off. Definitely wasted some silver, but it was still a worthwhile exercise.
We will be taking off for Mexico soon, so I hope my down tube will show up while we are gone along with the complete tube sets for Tinas road and my new rain bike. I know Jimbo, I'm just gonna build her a bike no matter what.