I was looking for a bike for my daughter who is 10 years old and tall enough for an adult bike, but I just didn't want to pay the $300-400 that the hipster bike shops were asking for an entry-level bike. Did I mention that she's TEN?
Tried a Wal-Mart bike, got it home and the gears were out of whack. Shocker! Took it back the next day.
Craigslist was unhelpful, mostly just used Wal-Mart bikes. And with Craigslist, you're on your own after purchase.
Then, by some miracle, I found Baynesville online, called them and found out that they sell only used bikes. Bingo! She test rode three bikes, and we brought one home. So, for only $190, we got a $350-value bike in really good shape. Plus, they guarantee their work.
The guys who work there are incredibly kind and patient. I'd SO much rather give my money to them than to a hipster bike shop.