I am in the market for a new bike frame and probably a century rig. My current ride is a 1997 Canondale T2000 Cadd2 aluminium frame. See picture below.
As you can tell I am not a small rider- 6' 2" and 250lbs. I ride about 100-120 miles weekly and at a club level. The things I like about the Canondale T2000 are the 28mm gatorskins that I run on it and the overall comfort of the bike. I also like the 135 mm rear dropout and have two great wheelset that I want to transfer over to a new frame. FYI, I also have a 2008 Trek Madone 5.2 for when I want to go fast.
The things I don't like about it is the harsh ride and the cantilever brakes. These brakes are a bear to adjust and really lack power. In comparison, the ultegra brakes on my 2008 trek are light years ahead in stopping power. Bear in mind that I still want to run the 28mm tire on the new century bike.
I have been thinking about building up a Waterford frame like an ST-22. Budget for frame would like to keep below $1200 but would go more. Hell, I would like to keep the whole bike below 1500 but know better. http://waterfordbikes.com/now/models.php?Model=658. I am not committed on any course of action and am open to new ideas.
What would you do if you were faced with this situation?