I'm in the market for a bike. I know NOTHING about bikes other than "you peddle to make it go".
I need the bike to get me to and from work - it's about a 30 minute bike ride; all paved roads (except the driveway in my apartment complex)...uh...there are some hills, but I don't think they are BIG hills. Not sure what other info would be relevant to helping me find a good bike.
Anyways, I was just going to look for a used bike on Craig's List, so, could you help give me an idea of what I should be looking for?
also, for extra bonus netterweb points, feel free to recommend appropriate "accessories" - such as bike locks, bike-lighting (so I don't get run over if I have to go to work in the dark), helmets - I guess? or anything else you would think would be appropriate.