Cannondale makes some of the best riding aluminium bikes available. I am a long time retro grouch about steel bikes, but I gotta admit when a bike rides good. You know when it just disappears underneith you. Anyway, I was trying to build a bike I didn't worry about locking up. So much for that. Philwood hubs, reflective rims, Ti Moots seatpost, Sweetwing cranks etc etc.