I'm thinking I might like a beater bike to ride the three miles to the gym next year. I'd ride my own bike, but even though it's not terribly expensive, I don't want to lock it outside the gym. I figure people would steal the odometer and the bike bag, and I don't feel like removing those each time.
Now, it may sound silly to ask for advice on picking up a beater bike, but what the heck. I'll ask anyway. Any suggestions? I'm starting to look on Craigslist and in the Reader (a local sort of hippie / entertainment rag). Should I get (or forget about) a single speed? Perhaps a beach cruiser? Someone's old MTB? (Craigslist has mostly mtb's and little girl pink bikes, it seems to me.)
I want something UGLY that I still would lock. Any other suggestions on where to find, how much to spend, etc?
It's either this, or a set of dumbbells and a bench for the apartment (both of which I've had and sold...sigh).