My little "I bit the slush" accident a few days ago has resulted in the top tube of my Cannondale 800T getting a pretty good sized dent. Hence, I'm in the market for a frame to replace it. I've used the bike as my primary commuter. I doubt that I'll be doing any heavy touring in the near future. So, I don't want to limit myself to just a touring bike.
Primarily I need something that is stable, has eyelets for racks and mud guards, enough room to get tires up to 32 wide, and preferably with cantilever brake bosses. My plan is to switch over all the gear from the Cannondale to the new frame. All of that stuff is still in really good shape.
I've thought about the Salsa Casseroll, like the one Blues Dawg got recently, but am not yet sure. I don't think I want to go wiath an aluminum frame again, but could be talked out of that. I would consider steel and titanium in a heart beat, if the price is right. Oh, yeah, that's the other complication. Since I dropped a whole lot of money into my custom Indy Fab Ti Crown Jewel with full Dura Ace this fall, I've got to keep the frame price as low as possible (under $600 if possible). So, what are your thoughts and suggestions? I'm all ears.