A little while ago Sara and I had our bicycles stolen. Very, very sad. I have to blame myself a little since I shared this link on both the Brewcyclers' Facebook and Twitter. It shows you how to lock up a bike properly. Let's just say I didn't follow it and both Sara and I were sans bike. Being without a bike when you are planning bike rides presents a problem.
We now have bikes and serious locks (Protip: never lock up your bike with a cable. Use a u-lock.) To get these bikes we spent an unhealthy amount of time on Craigslist. Here are a few things in Craigslist ads that drove me crazy:
Lupe is NOT good
When you sell a bike be considerate. Don't spam everyone with your bike that you have no description for. There are thousands of bikes a day put on Craigslist and you're just making it much worse than it has to be for people trying to buy your bike. There is that special person out there who is fated to have your bike. They're looking for just the crappy rust bucket you have. Be clear and descriptive so they can find it, but mostly don't be a lazy douche.
After all is said and done Sara and I are very happy with are semi-matching Cannondales. Yup, even with Craigslist annoyances. Most people were actually very pleasant to deal with. Thanks Craigslist.
Frank & Sara.