What can you buy for £110 these days?
Apart from a bank that is. I hear they pay you to take them off their hands.
Well, you could get a little Nintendo thingumajig, like this:
Here’s how my spend worked out:
- Purchase price: £50
- New Tyres: £22
- New mudguards: £24
- New cables: £10
- Bike Shop Labour to remove stubborn bottom-brackets: £5
- New paint job - powder coated to the same spec as components for JCB: Free (it’s not what you know, but who you know!)
Of course, I’ve just completely blown all this frugality, by ordering a Brooks B66 saddle, leather bar grips, and an even swoopier set of front handlebars:
But despite my totally out of control spending, it’s still much better value, and a whole lot more fun than I could ever have with an electronic thingumajig. Heck, I even like the colour, and I’m really looking forward to doing next year’s Dunwich Dynamo in style with VonSmallHaussen on it too.
So remember, kids: Second-hand bikes: definitley the only way to travel!