Hello 29ner and Satellite,
Thanks for the information. The bike that I am looking at is on eBay. http://r.ebay.com/QBnCbq
The bike is in California - I am in Texas, so I have to rely on the pictures and seller's description to make a judgement. I do see a green emblem on the down tube. The emblem is shielded by the crank, but it appears to match some other pictures that I have found online of a VaMoots SL with a green Reynolds 6/4 emblem. Of course if someone were willing to go to the trouble to order SL decals for a non-SL frame, I guess they could also order a Reynolds 6/4 emblem as well.
I assumed that the last 4 digits of the SN were sequential and that serial numbers "SL56M5032" and "56M5032" could no co-exist, but I thought I would ask. I really like the idea of getting an "SL" frame - not because I am an advanced enough rider that would require the additional strength of 6/4, but simply because 6/4 Ti tubing is no longer available and would make the frame that much more unique.
I have looked at the pictures to determine what type of drop-outs are on the bike - however I can not tell. Can either of you make a determination?
Finally with regard to price, what is your opinion regarding the starting price for this bike? Would this be a reasonable price even if the frame were a standard VaMoots?
Unfortunately buying a new bike is out of my price range. Even this eBay bike will be a stretch for me. The best option for me is to buy a complete bike with high end components. My current bike is an aluminum frame Felt F70 with a 105 groupset - so transferring components is not really an attractive option. This eBay bike seems to fit the bill - however I don't like the idea of being duped into false advertising.
I will have to say that I am sold on waiting for a Moots - with a Seven being the only other option. I don't know anyone that owns a Moots, however I have done quite a bit of research online and I have never seen such a dedicated following as Moots owners.