My city has a community bicycle warehouse where bikes are donated then refurbished and tuned by volunteers and redistributed to the neediest of the city at no charge. Some of their bikes they sell between $100 and $150. I'm going there tomorrow to pick out a bike because my car recently kicked the bucket and I need to get to work (and I'm broke). I have a bike, but it's a Schwinn, which was fine when I lived in the same neighborhood as my work, but now I live outside city limits and it's not going to cut it (because it's a Schwinn, heavy, slow, and a Schwinn). Now, since I'm the kind of person who owns a Schwinn, I need help determining what kinds of bikes I should be on the lookout for tomorrow. Suggestions? From what I've heard there's a lot of brands that "used to be good" but went downhill recently.
I'm checking Craigslist as well.