I'm new to the forum. I commute on a 10-yr-old Cannondale T400 aluminum touring bike that I've ridden 1000's of miles and I love. All the componens are shot, and I'd like to update to something a little quicker since I don't really have the time to tour anymore. I'm a year-round commuter in Cleveland which has some awful potholes and is not the most bike-friendly town. Any suggestions for a new road bike that will be a little lighter and fun to take out on the weekends, yet good for commuting? I'm looking in the ~$500-$1200 range. I've thought about steel since it's pretty affordable, and a good steel frame can be fairly light. I hear it's a good soft ride too. I've thought about a Soma (out of San Fran). ANY ADVICE?