I recently lost my truck in an accident. I've never been interested in buying a bicycle before, for exercise I prefer to run. My current budget is limited and need a mode of transportation to get to work which is about 4 miles away. I figured it would be a good idea to buy something that I can use to commute and to take on some beginner trails. It would be nice to buy something that I could use on trails as South Florida has some nice parks to go riding in. My budget is $200, but I found this bike for $50 on Craiglist, about an hour's drive north of me. Is this bike a good deal if it is in good condition? What should I look for when searching Craigslist?
I found 2 more potential good buys. Both bikes are 18" which from what I gather is more suitable for my height.
Specialized Hardrock 2006, not sure what model for $140.
Raleigh Mojave 2.0 for $100.