I am really pleased to see composite bikes come down in price but it seems like a farce. Integrated headsets are a sick joke. They are cheaply compromising a good fork crown. I dont care how reliable they have been will an integrate headset last 20 years adjustment free? My Schwinn Supersport has not needed a damn bit of headset adjustment while my modern integrated has needed tons of attention when changing stems. The old quill might not be perfect but for crying out loud I havent had one damn problem changing stems. The integrated on the other hand has had problems. My Schwinn fork still works after nearly 20 years of abuse. My Mavic Module 700C...Not a damn problem. I am really not understanding why modern bikes are better. They do weigh less but a failed drop out on carbon means SOL service. Praise the ability to weld. Praise vintage tillt the end. Come the end of the world I wager that lugged steel will be riding after jeezus returns.Assuming you believe that BS. The 1 inch fork is far superior to overised tubing. Give me a crown race...What the hell my 20 year old headset has given me nothing but riding. While my overised integrated has been nothing but a hassle. I see no reason why an overweight vintage bike should be looked down upon. Weight is one thing reliability is another. I praise lugs until the end. Columbus SLX is nothing short of fantastic. I'm not denouncing modern composites but for christ sake...Lets get real... A 20 year old tenax tubed bike with an original headset still turns perfect. No repacking no bs. Vintage rules....I like to ride with confidence. I wish I could afford to ride a carbon bike but I sure as hell prefer to crash a steel bike. OOOOOOh a dented tube...no problem it can be repaired. Why dont they make carbon bikes that can be re-bonded with ease.l think this modern day cycling craze is nothing but BS. Steel is for the blue collar folk who don't want to buy into modern bling. I am so appaled by the lack of appreciation for vintage quality. I would really like to see a composite bike survive the abuse of a steel bike. Reynolds/Columbus is tried tested and proven. Sure the fatigue tests show that carbon is a better material but for somebody with a half a brain...They are still riding the same frame. Vintage rules!!!!!!!!!!! Lets not get screwed by the local bike store on modern crap. Vintage steel is tried tested and true. Screw the weight weenies. Lets rejoice and ride in comfort. I hope to god that the carbon makes steel bikes go down in price. Like LP's VS CD's...That infeferior technology is still going to serve a purpose down the road. Vintage rules Oh and praise the lord for horizontal drops cuz I sure as hell dont like derailer adjustements. Forgive me I have had too much beer...For the love of god I dont get it. Simple is better. Yee hah!