I'm beginning to look into my next bike. I want to road bike that's nice and comfy for long distance/light touring but alos good and sporty for short daily rides. I'm consdiering having a frame made custom, possibly by Vanilla. But I'm also interested in Seven too. Can anyone give me their opinions on these two builders? Is a bike made by Seven a good deal? I'm leaning more towards stell which is why I'd like to go with Vanilla, but Ti has always held my interest too.
Also, I was looking at Trek's Portland model. Anyone have an apinion on that bike?