I've purchased from him before. I got a frame off of him for an 87 for only $50. I've also been to his house so I'm your ace in the hole if it don't work out, but he seemed like a nice enough kid and builds his own stuff so I doubt you'll have any problems with him.
Yeah, I remember that upper but decided not to bid on it. There are still some new ones out there with factory paint on them for $375 so maybe I'll have to do that later. If nothing else, I know I can always fix the stuff I have but it won't look as nice.
The uppers are still available according to the fische at MrCycles so I called them and they checked availability to confirm it. So apparently, there are still some out there. So are the side covers and mids, but something tells me they are unpainted - including the upper even though he told me otherwise.
Got the panel today and damn I wish I still had my old bike. This would have looked pretty nice on it. The scratches are very minor (they will buff out) and the decal has a little chip in it but, overall I'd say a damn good deal. Thank's for lookin' out Steve!