well, this *should* seem obvious, i guess, but i'm looking for advice, input, thoughts etc.
i've been riding and upgrading my bike over the last year, and when i get these new wheels built up the only original stock parts (from an 04 bianchi pista) left will be the frame and seatpost. so at some point i'll get to the point when i want a better frame. i must say i really like the ride of this frame, but i expect something better quality will be an even better ride. but what frame?
I want something steel, lugged, with track geometry and minimal clearances (i won't be running fenders or 28s), and i don't want it to murder me financially (probably can't go custom or colnago). i'm thinking about $4-500 for frame only (i'll keep my colnago fork).
obviously there are used frames to be had in that range, but is there an option for anything new? i can only think of de bernardi, which i think is about that price bracket, but nothing else. so please give me some suggestions and weblinks if possible.