Yes! that is the bike I'm looking at!
My husband is around 5'7" (he'd like to say around 5'8" haha). I am 5'6" and yet he has shorter legs and a longer torso than I do. Currently, he is a "weekender" and he will do +- 25 miles and mostly when I prod him. We have done several charity, etc. rides approx. 45 miles is max for him. However, he has had some health conditions creep up within the last year and was told to start exercising more.
I will bike to/from work daily Spring - Fall. Then will do several rides on the weekend. When he rides with me I always have to shorten my ride. The Trek hybrid he is riding now is just more cumbersome. I know as it used to be mine until I switched to a Specialized Dolce 54cm and love it. Something about the more upright position does not agree with either of us. His goal is to start keeping up with me, be able to go longer and to not have so much knee pain when riding.
The reason I'm scouring Craig's list is because he has an extreme aversion to spending that kind of money on a bike for himself. He keeps finding these bikes on Craig's & Ebay, but I just don't know enough about them.
As far as "fixing" - I can change the tire and do the maintenance cleaning, etc. More than that - changing out components (other than the seat), etc. I get nervous about.
Thank you so much for all of your assistance!