Just bought my first road bike this morning. 2006 Scattante R-550. I know its a house brand and not a big name, but, for the price you get some great features. Included in the deal was shoes, 2nd set of pedals, helmet, glasses, new resistance trainer, and car rack. The bike has seen limited use and has only minor scratches. All for 500.00. What a deal. I have to buy a shorter stem though. My lbs said I fit a 54-55 and this is a 57. The shorter stem should do the trick.
Anyhow, thanks for listening and any pointers would be appreciated.