I'm looking for an around-town clunker to buy, fix up (a little), and use as an around-town cruiser / utility bike.
I've surfed Craigslist a bit and stuck my head in a few places, haven't found the motherlode of used bikes. I'd like to make sure I'm looking smart and not just hard. I've got more money than time but in reality don't have a lot of either -- your advice on how to maximize my hunting time will be most appreciated.
I'm in DC / Montgomery County, so tips specific to this area are great, but anything actionable in general is welcome.
In my case, I'm handy enough with a wrench, find working on my bike therapeutic, don't particularly enjoy the shopping / hunting part. And I'm an XL so when I find great small and medium bikes it just rubs salt in the wound.