I have good mind to build up a dedicated commuter bike from scratch as my next bike. I love tinkering and working on my bikes so I think I would really love the build.
So what's out there as far as commuter frames? Aluminum or steel, I'm guessing it will most likely be steel. Must have all the eyelets and braze-ons for racks and fenders. Tabs for disc brakes would be nice, as well. I would most likely be building it up with drop bars like my road bike.
I know of Surly, and a I know of Soma. But man those Soma frames seem to be REALLY expensive! I was thinking something in the $200-$300 range for a frame. What'chall think?