As some of you know, I recently started 4 seperate threads discussing giving advice to a novice looking for a used bike on Craigslist. This is meant for people who just want a bike, not vintage enthusiasts, and I'm not sure I made that clear. Worse, I presented it as four seperate threads, which was confusing and prevented people from seeing the big picture. I'd close the threads if I could.
I spend a good deal of time helping people find used bikes, and I love doing it. So far they've all been happy, and they spread the word. But it's to the point I can't handle the volume of requests. So I thought I could give people something in writing so they could at least do more of the footwork themselves. Novices--keep that in mind.
It may or may not work, but I'm going to try it to find out. I now plan to create that document, or guide, using some of the suggestions I've seen here, and present it when it's done (at least the first version). Not sure if I should post it in a new thread, or seek a few volunteers to edit.
Sorry for the confusion I caused. Mea culpa.
Please give me your thoughts.