I've been in the market for a new bike. I've been riding my 18 yo Schwinn 5-speed for the last several months and have lost some weight but have a good bit to go. Ultimately, my goal is to keep riding, lose the rest of the weight and eventually join some club rides and do a century.
I don't have a lot of money to spend so I've look at everything from the Trek 1.2, Cannondale CAAD9 (too much $$$ but a lot of bang for the buck) to bikesdirect. I found a 2005 Bianchi Axis on craigslist that I may be able to get for about $450.
Does this sound like it would fit my needs? Does anyone have any experience with this bike? Will there be a serious speed difference between this and a true road bike?