I should offer the clarification that, yes, 10 years is a long time. Incredibly, I rode a steel mountain bike frame for that amount of time, so it is possible. I did finally ovalize the headtube on that one
. Whether or not my next road bike makes it that long depends upon my budget and my "materialism index" LOL. Weight is important for me, but truth be told, I could get a ti bike down to 15.5 - 15.75 LBS and still have a very durable bike. That's plenty light compared to my Litespeed which is 20.5 LBS. I'm not one for super light bikes despite the name of this forum. I do like regular headsets though! The thing I like about Parlee is that it's traditional but it's made out of cutting edge materials and processes and it's ride is super. And the dropouts are awesome, yeah I'm a sucker for details like that. The thing I like about the IF Ti Crown Jewel is that it also has a great ride, and it has a lot of soul, whatever that is
. And it too has cool details like a crown pressed into thee seatstay brake bridge, you can never have to few of those!. Although I am not happy about Matt Bracken no longer being there. He wasn't the founder, but He was a great guy with whom I'd spoken to several times at length.