I am looking for a bike on craigslist in Washington DC but 95% of the bikes seem to fall into these categories:
1) People trying to dump off their Walmart bikes for $50, not realizing that you can buy the same junk bike at Walmart for NEW for $50.
2) People selling 20+ year old 'vintage' bikes for $200-300 . I dont understand how any bike that is 20+ year old can be worth so much? For that price I can purchase NEW entry level models from good bike manufacturers. Why would anyone buy this 'vintage' crap?
3) Stolen bikes, i.e person says 'Ill meet you somewhere' and describes the bike just as if they came into possession of it yesterday...
I have come to the conclusion Craigslist is not a good place to buy a used bike, or am I missing something? Much better to buy new.