My desire to start commuting by bike led me to make a purchase before I truly knew what type of bike I actually needed. If I could do it over again I would have joined this forum prior to making the buy. Lesson learned.
The situation is that I have found several prospects of used hybrid bikes to suit my needs, and I have a almost new mountain bike that needs to go. My mountain bike, even though looks brand new, shows too many signs of use to return to the store. So I'm left with ebay or craigslist.
My question is what types experiences do people have with selling a bike through craigslist? It's perfectly understandable that someone would want to test ride a bike first, but I'm concerned with having it stolen in the process. Anyone ask for a driver's license first, or any type of collateral? Is just having their phone number enough piece of mind to let a stranger ride off on your bike while you're standing in some grocery store parking lot?