I was recommended to get a track bike for use at college, as I heard it's a cheap way to get a street bike. I'm aware they have no brakes normally, or you can install one which is apparently optimal for city use. Any recommendations on this? I'm looking at ebay and craigslist and have found a few that look interesting:
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/157382733.html (may not be available any more. Asking him to go down on price)
The fourth looks especially good to me for the price. I'm not opposed to slight fix ups if a complete novice could do it, but I'm not going to spend more than $100 to fix it up. I heard the stock parts are fine so I rpobably won't fix it up unless you all say I really should. I'm not a cyclist--I just want a way to get around that is as fun as possible. $300-400 is my range, so if you know something else, I would love to hear about it. I'm not opposed to used bikes as long as it wont end up costing me more in the end. I went to some fiting sites and think I have a 50-52 cm frame size and 30 cm stepover, so the 4th bike looks like it fits. My dimensions are 5'7" and 30-31" inseam.