>"...but I wonder how e-RICHIE and Brian B. decide on custom frame
>angles for a bike when the buyer may not be there for a custom fitting."

a rider getting a new bicycle has his own riding position
and history with it. it's not hard to cull out all the
wrong info and get straight to the only 3 things that
matter: what is the saddle height? where is the saddle
placed horizontally in relation to the central movement?
and what is the relationship of the h'bar to the saddle?
there is only one angle. the correct one.