Mapei said:I still ride the Somec Supercorsa I bought in 1985. Very soft riding. Slightly whippy. But it's also got at least 25,000 miles on it by now, so I may have softened it up a bit. Anyway, a quality brand. Made with care. If you search through this site for the Green Bike Thread, you'll come across a picture of it.
i can't believe this urban myth about steel frames softening.. it makes no sense! i think you toughened up and now perceive it as soft. .