Stiffer now nothing about the bleeding steering did you ever ride a bike as a clubmen? I don't think so all text book and no experience riding. Sorry you are very poor authority in my book and no one I know in the old British club scene has really heard of you or can remember riding with you. None of this matters but I have asked three of the foremost British frame builders what they thought of your assertions that a 1 1/8" top tube improves steering and they wet their pants. I know they are getting on but this was not through incontinence.
Frank Cohen Hoxton UK