Free or best offer- 1 female crappy bike.
I’m now on my 3rd 3 speed and I want to be rid of the old bike. The problem occurred when the front brake broke. I just fixed the back brake, sort of, then this happens. And at some point the bike will need new tires. The tires look like crap, but currently are serviceable.
The good points about the bike? First, it’s a woman’s bike meaning you can bike in a skirt and dismount gracefully. Second, it is so ugly it is its own anti-theft protection. Nothing easily comes off, so wheels, seat, and bars will remain on the bike when you leave it at the metro station. Lock it, but it’s less likely to get stolen. More likely to be removed from Union Station. Third, it’s simple transport. Nothing fancy, just three speeds (realistically 2) to get you around town in a bike lane.
So to my readership I offer the bike to you before I go with freecycle or Craigslist or DC Department of Public Works. Free to Shaw, LeDroit, MVSQ, and Bloomingdale folk who offer the best sob story of why you need a ugly bike *or* bottle of 10-20 year old good* port. Story or port.