My girlfriend wants to get this old Schwinn we saw on craigslist, for getting to school (5ish miles, flat) and maybe some longer let's-go-on-a-picnic type rides.
It seems to be her size, and she's crazy about the look-- my question is, when we go check it out, what kinds of problems should we look for. I.e...
How much rust is acceptible?
Which components will be really hard to fix/find replasements for?
What other things are hard to fix once you're stuck with them?
Are there any particular mechanical issues with Schwinns like this?
Thanks in advance!