I dropped off one of my MTB rigs at a LBS in Hermosa Beach for a tune up and got to looking at their collection of frames for sale. I got to thinking about a steel baby and they had my size MXL in LX11 (red and white color scheme) for $1600 with a carbon street fork included. The owner said a full Chorus bike would be about $3000. Sounds like a pretty good deal. But I also noticed that a certain mail order shop in Colorado sells the Gios Compact Pro for only $800 without fork. Add a steel fork for $220 (or maybe a carbon fork for ~ $400 if they have one with a 1" steerer) and it comes to a little over a $1000 for the frame/fork combo for the Gios. Assuming the component group will be reasonably close in price, I am looking at a $600 difference in price between the two. I owned a 1985 Gios Torino with 7 speed DA back in the day so I would love to have a new Gios to bring back the memories. Besides the Gios Torino was one beautiful looking and riding bike and it looks like the Compact Pro is just as sweet!!! But I have been a huge fan of classic Colnago too and the all steel MXL is classic beauty!! I am sure that both bikes are really great riding bikes. So if you were me and considering between these 2 classic lugged frames, which would you choose?? I know this is a Colnago forum so I am pretty sure what most of your recommendations will be. But anyways, give me your $.02!!! BTW, I currently have 2 AL bikes, a '02 Fondriest Carb Level, and a '00 Klein Q Race so a steel, ti or carbon frame is next. Thanks and Ride ON!!!