From the Surly blog:
We’re getting closer to production. We’ve got a short list of small changes to make at this point. At least one more sample must be produced and approved before we can place the Big Dummy purchase order. This is pretty typical of the pre-production development process. There are generally too many variables (tube spec, geometry, braze-on placement, etc) to design it perfectly in one shot.I like the swoopy Instigatorish top tube.
It's so hard to be patient.