When Do You Actually Need A New Bike
I'm in the market for a new "best" bike but like most of us I think I want a new one rather than need a new one. I have put over 20,000 km on the current bike in 4 years but I still like to ride it so there's no obvious need for a new one. It's been crashed a couple of times but the frame held up and there are a few rattles and creaks but I could easily strip it down over the Winter and replace anything which needed it and the cost of any parts needed would be nowhere near the cost of the replacement bikes I'm looking at. Is there ever an obvious trigger to replace a bike other than the economics of replacing broken bits vs. the cost of new or apparent frame damage.