Got back on a bike for the first time in seven weeks today (got hit by a van a few weeks ago and broke my elbow and a bone in my wrist in the process).
Anyway, my bike is now just about on the threshold between the cost of repair and replacement. I need a new back wheel as it’s slightly buckled; I need new handlebar grips (I ended up leaving my bike locked up in an open, sunny bike park and as a result the grips have gone gummy and gross). I could do with a new saddle and the whole bike could do with a good service.
In short: I could probably get by with the bike as it is (save for the handlebars), BUT I could treat myself to a new one BUT I’m cycling it in Cambridge and new bikes get stolen to order.
SO (that’s supposed to be a man shrugging)