Hi, please can anyone help me with my present dilemma. I recently sold my Specialized Hard Rock with the intention of buying a low end Titanium frame and building it up from scratch. However I recently came across a high end Miyata mountain bike with a beautiful blue and white lugged steel frame and is nearly unscratched and unused (despite being nearly as old as I am). My neighbor is willing to sell this bike (wheels, retro Rockshox, XTR and all) for about the same price as a new Titanium frame and fork would cost, it seems a little overpriced to me and I might be able to barter it down a bit, but I am sorely tempted to just fork over the cash and forgo the Titanium dreambike and get a classic steel lugged one instead. The steel Mtn bike frames seem to have become somewhat of a rarity and a novelty also, how do they measure up to the more modern affordable Ti frames?
Thanks for your help, malachi.