I'm a cheap bastid. That's what happens when you have no money. None-the-less, I'd like to upgrade to a nicer frame at some point. Presently, I'm on an '83 Waterford Paramount that's ~ 2cm too tall and doesn't have seat tube waterbottle braze ons...I know, picky, picky.... ("Look!!! The grass over there is GREENER!!!")
I'd like...no...I absolutely must have a steel frame. I've heard that in the '90s builders started putting out frames built with steel tubes that were designed to compete with the onslaught of the beercan bikes. What are some marques that held out for a while against the AL/CF tsunami and had significant enough production that I might find one for sale? Lugged, fillet or welded, but hopefully with a square(ish) design.
$400 or less (less is better).
PS: Not in the market at this minute...would just like to get the search image tuned up for later on.