Been lurking on here for the past couple months as I research what kind of bike/gear I'll be purchasing in the future for a car-light lifestyle and weekend rides. However, as my current money supply is pretty low but my need for a second vehicle between my fiancee and I is fairly immediate, I'm buying something cheaper off Craigslist now and saving to buy something nice and new later. My ride for work is about 3-4 miles each way and relatively flat, until I get something nicer or if this bike is actually better than I'm thinking it is, I'll hold off on using it for too much more than that.
Anyway, I found a pretty great deal on one that seems right up my alley (including already having a rack and fenders and what looks like some sort of headlight/tail light arrangement so I wouldn't have to immediately spend money on those things as I'll need to carry some stuff, most of my rides home will be at night and/or in rough weather, and it's been really wet around here lately so fenders would help a lot with splashing) and was wondering if anyone has a better history or anything to look for with this bike. Here's what the ad says:
26" Ted Williams Free Spirit bike
The Free Spirit is in good condition, needs the chain oiled, and air in the tires. I believe it's a vintage 1974, and it'll make for a smooth ride.