In the last few weeks I have picked up 2 bikes that were both about 3 – 4 years old and neither one had covered more than 200 miles each
So my question is why do people go out and buy a £500 + new bike and then use it for less than 200 miles before putting them in to storage and not using them again ?
One of these bike was bought to do the London to Brighton ride on so it covered about 54 miles and then got stored for 2 years before the owner decided to part with it for an awful lot less than he originally paid for it .
Whilst the other one had a cycle computer that showed less than 150 miles on it in total and according to the original owner he used it a lot in the first year then a lot less in the 2nd year before getting a puncture from where onwards it sat unused till he sold it at a loss as he needed the space it was taking up all whilst he was paying £35 per month to use the local gym and do a weekly spin class !!