If you asked me in 1992 what type of bike I'd be riding in 2007, I'd have never guessed rigid steel... but it's true. I'm riding rigid steel in 2007, 10 years after I podiumed twice a NORBA Nationals on a carpet fiber, full-suspension Trek Y-33. Ironically, I won a NORBA National the next season (1998) on a steel Bontrager RaceLite with a Voyles tuned Manitou fork... and a 150x10 degree rise Salsa Moto stem - quite a switch from the short 100mm stems we run today!
That Nevegal is a pretty big tire 'eh? You should see it in person. Also note the sweet King SS bottle cage. They're the best (well, except for King's super expensive Ti version), but they don't mark up your bottles like alloy cages do, they're light, affordable, and they're in-stock at MWC now. Get 'em while they're hot.