Of course you wouldn't if you:
A) have 'steel is real' tattooed on your forehead
B) can't stand the looks of sloping top tubes
C) consider vintage the only SS/FG worth riding
D) all of the above
But for the rest of ewes - I found an '06 Langster Comp for $900. For some reason the Specialized site does not list the specs for that particular model. They've had this thing for a good long time. I'm thinking I can knock them down another Franklin. The sticker was $999, did they go up that much between '06 and '07? The '07s are stickered $1100.
My original intent was to find an old Pinarello or Colnago and convert it but I've since given up as I'm a 'special' size. Plan is to toy around on the track a few times but mostly I need a training bike. I'll even admit I'm getting it because I've been reading this damn forum too long and wanna taste of the FG.
I see slvoid has one with a brake on it. Wondering what brake lever you used since it's not visible in a photo you posted.