I'm living in New York for part of this summer to do an internship. I was wondering what some good used shops are in the city? I didn't have a way to bring my bike with me. I'd like to pick up a beater to ride around and feel comfortable leaving locked up.
I've been looking. People are ridiculous on craigslist new york. I've seen people asking for $200 for a 20 year old gaspipe Ross 10 speed. Too many people either overvalue their crappy old road bikes or too many people are foolish and willing to overspend for their conversions.
As far as spending...I don't know. I'm probably not trying to spend more than 200. I've found that 200 can get you a solid amount of used bike.