I'm new to the world of single speeds and don't know much about them. I borrowed a bike from a friend for a month after I sold my car and really loved it. After riding a mtb for years, it was a breeze to whip around DC on a single. Lightweight, simple, easier to dodge road raging city drivers without thinking about shifting. It was great!
Now, I want to buy a single spd for commuting to work/errands/etc but didn't want to plunk down a ton of cash on one just yet. One, bikes get stolen all the time around here. Two, I wanted to get used to a single before I put the big bucks into one I really love. However, I just don't want to buy a car for a while and need something reliable.
A friend suggested puting a "WTB" on Craig's List for some older bike models that folks might want to be getting rid of for a few bills. The only problem is, I don't know what are good '03/'04/'05 models to look for.
Do you have any suggestions? I'd really be grateful if you could tell me what bikes you guys loved from those years and how much you think a used one might cost.
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!