Very nice! I think anyone who truly loves riding bicycles, and loves well-made beautiful bikes, hopes to get a custom frameset someday. Congratulations.
I have a Casati Laser with Genius tubing that has some similar bits - the TT routing exits (ferrules?) are the same, as well as the brake bridge. Mine has internal routing throughout, including the DT where the cables enter at the HT and then emerge under the BB and along the DS chainstay.
I love classic steel framesets with modern builds. The 22 sounds awesome, though I continue to have trouble with SRAM parts on my cx bike.
I have a mix of Force and Rival on my CX and i love that group. God knows, it has taken some beatings. But it just pushes through! I have owned the Red 2011 and 2013 so i am pretty sure i'm gonna like the Force22.
The communication was though, as there english where pretty bad and i often had to ask the same question several times. So for me to ask for internal routing throughout, was not even a think i would consider to ask for
Keep the max fork. It's awesome. I'm having a custom lugged steel frame made with a max fork that ill be racing on. Some friends were very adamant that you can't be competitive on a lugged steel frame and fork, but I'll show em ! Lol
As i they made custom stickers for my bad ass black MAX fork, i think i'm gonna keep it. But if the ride i to rugged. I might change it.