In the process of getting ready to buy a new bike. Likely going to have a frame built custom. But I'm also looking at stuff in the shops. My current ride is aluminum. I like it, but I still miss my old steel Diamond Back. Seems like all the road bikes mowadays are some odd carbon fiber this and that. I want something that will take abuse and last, but doesn't weight half a ton. So I'm curious if anyone prefers steel or aluminum.