After a long absence i am back . Anyhow, i moved to a new city and a few yards from my new house there is a high end lbs and a litespeed/merlin dealer. I got ill with Ti fever and i am considering changing my frame which is nevertheless brand new condition. Rockhopper 2003 HT. Also part for this Ti fever is due to various rumors i hear all the time about the veeeeery limited lifespan of alluminum. So i am either going to keep my frame for another 2-3yrs and get a Ti later or do it now and trade-in my frame for a Ti one. I am also considering high quality Steel frames and also a couple of FS alluminum ones. The problem with FS and my case is that now i live in the UK and everything is fine with customer support. In 2-3 yrs i will move eventually back to Greece where bicycle support is non-existent for some brands (most of them actually). So if i get an FS i ll have to replace bearings (which i will have to order from overseas) myself and thus voiding my warranty (Kona and Specialized are not represented in Greece by any importer/dealer....). Anyhow here are my choices.