Ran into John Edwards a couple years ago, and he told me that the tank I had was his second paint job, and he was just stoked to see it being run. Fast forward to the DicE party in Oakland 2010. Tank seam split on me on the way there, pouring gas all over me in the middle of the night. Pulled over, no fix in sight. Topped it off at the gas station and ran about 90mph all the way to the party. Unfortunatley, when I barazed up the cracked seam the next week, the paint could not be saved. Since Mr. Edwards paint job could not be duplicated, I went with this. I like it! No longer is it a 70's style show bike paint job. its all business now!