I want to start off by saying that I am neither a racer nor do I ever plan on being one. I now have a great Ti bike that is pretty light and has an aggressive ridding position. That is my go fast bike, and it serves that purpose great for my needs.
So I have begun to plan my next build. I am very interested in a bike with more upright geometry. I figured while I am at it I might as well buy something that I could also use for some light touring. I know that some do not like it, but I sure would love to have a Litespeed Blue Ridge frame to build up. It seems though that those are a little hard to come by.
My buddy who works at REI bought a Randonee last year. He loves it but it is not really what I am looking for. So where does that leave me. I am not really sure yet. I really do not know what is out there. I would love to drop the 2k+ on an Indy Fab, but that may be a little more that I want to spend at this point.
So let me put it this way. If you had 1k in your pocket and wanted to buy a touring frame, what would you buy?