BTW, my 4 bikes (acquired during the manic, gotta buy a new bike phase) are 2 titanium litespeeds (1 is "touring" (more comfy), the other road/racing), a Guerciotti (old italian maker, steel frame. I built the bike myself. Build = acquiring the drivetrain, wheels, pedals, etc and assembling and adjusting all on the frame. Not welding or anything like that).
The 4th is a Rivendell Rambouillet. These guys are very retro and they are focussed on comfort, comfort and endurance. They are kind of fanatic about avoiding all the new modern, fancy shmancy stuff.
It is a gorgeous, comfortable bike. A pig in terms of weight. I will never win a race on it. But, I am an fat old guy, so i am not going to win any races anyway.
Retro - bar end shifters. All steel frame. Cork tape on the handlebars. Brooks saddle (remember what I said about saddles? I swear by these saddles. Taut leather that breaks into the shape of your butt after a few hundred miles. They have been making them pretty much the same way since 1866). The lug work on these bikes is awesome. They stopped making bikes with beautiful lug work decades ago.