A friend of mine is in the market for a new bike to replace his ageing Schwinn Searcher Transit hybrid. I wasn't sure where to put this thread but my friend rides 1500 to 2000 miles a year, virtually all of them on the bike path. He lives only a half-mile (or less) from the bike path and he'll even walk his bike to the path! Oh well, at least he rides.
Anyway, my LBS, a Bianchi dealer, is all sold out of the Bianchi Avenues (and Jamis Citizens, thier other line) but they have a couple of Milano's in stock, which I'm convincing him to buy. He initially didn't want to spend more than $300 and the Milano costs twice as much, but I feel that he will be happier with something like this rather than just another hybrid, since not only it looks classier but it has a mantainence-free eight-speed internal hub gear instead of 24 speeds he's never going to use.
We are going to go to the LBS to look at it since he's actually considering one and I was wondering if anybody else here has a Milano and if they like it or not.