I've been researching for my next bike. I love steel! I mean alloy steel like Reynolds etc. In my research I came across a forum where this guy was talking about his old steel bike.. Except it was a hi ten frame he was talking about. He said he replaced stuff as it broke as it was cheap to start with but 25 years on the frame is fine?!? Also quoted from same forum "all that titanium and lightweight components ruined by a thermos and and a pickle sandwich". I guess if I think about it I know quite a few family members and friends with 15+ year old cheap steel bikes that still run fine. Heck my wifes bike from her teens is still in her dads shed!