A couple of years ago I built up a Fuji Jari and have put some miles on it with daily commuting and local audax events. I've found I prefer to be quite far forward on the saddle, whether climbing or snoozing away miles on the invisible aerobars. Following a fit last year where they had my saddle fully forward on an inline post and still wanted another inch for my short legs, I put in a gnarly forward-offset post and.. I like this a lot. Needing to shuffle some bikes around, I found a local builder to give me that forward position in a new frame without the need for a triathlete seat post.
Front end (stack, reach) almost identical to current Fuji, slightly taller head tube to account for different headset stack. Same length stays, and a 78 degree seat tube which should be good for about an inch or so forward of "normal".
Build will be a mix of ebay scrounging, discount retail and the groupset + wheels moved over from the Fuji (which will become a budget 1x gravel/snow bike).
Frame is out to paint this week. There's a chance this will be the last bike I own so hope it works out.