Ok so I currently have a Bianchi Pista and although I do love the bike, i've decided that it's good but not great. Thus i'm looking to upgrade to either replace or compliment my current bike. I'm really only interested in steel frames and have a budget of about a $1000. I'm really leaning towards getting the Panasonic NJS frame from pista poseur but then I have to deal with buying different sized components rather than just swapping them from my Pista. I've also considered the Toyo Godzilla, but I feel like it's lacking aesthetically. I might consider aluminum (i.e. Bianchi Pista Concept) but u'd have to convince me.
I'm not a messenger or a heavy rider. I'll use the bike primarily for commuting short distances. I just want something that is durable, can take a beating from nyc streets, and is cool like the other side of the pillow