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Returning to the road, and looking for a new bike(1 post)

Returning to the road, and looking for a new bikecdaledave
Mar 28, 2001 8:33 PM
A few years ago I was a daily rider, both road & MTB. But I let other parts of my life interceed. Now, I'm happy to be back, and I'm looking to get a new road bike. I took a look at a leftover Bianchi Campione at the LBS today. It fit fine, I wasn't dressed to take it for a spin, but I sat on it while the rep. held it. Its $800, which is a little more than I was looking at, but its worth it, and I'll consider it an investment.
I plan on testing as many other models as I can find, in search of the most comfortable. It's been awhile since I've bought a bike, and much longer since I've even looked at road bikes. What should I look for, avoid?
I'm hoping to find a frame that has rack mounts, in the off-chance I do some really long rides without support.
Any comments are appreciated.