Used Bicycle Purchasing Guidance
May 22, 2014 2:19 PM Subscribe
What guides do you recommend for purchasing a used bike on Craigslist? Your input is much appreciated, too.
posted by glaucon to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My problem is that I find the variety of brands dizzying, and beyond basic knowledge of what makes for a functioning bike, I'm a total newb.
I've found this
guide, but I would love more resources. I want to voraciously read as much as possible from your recommended reading, so lay it on me!
Bit more info: I am planning on getting a bike I can use for commuting to work 1-3 times a work week (x<6 miles one way) and on the weekends. I'm open to anything decent used between $75 and $250, but might just spring for a bike up to $300 if there's a compelling case to be made. Sizing is less of an issue than learning how to spot good brands, years and options.
Any tips you can provide will be welcomed, too!