My f-in-l has just retired and decided he wants a bike.
He set a max budget of £150 and was going to go off to Halfords for a BSO made out of lead.
Managed to persuade him otherwise and won him a nice 94ish STX Clockwork on ebay - that's me, him and the missus on Oranges now!
He'll no doubt moan about it being old, but at least I know he's got a better steed than he would have ended up with had he been left to his own devices!
If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning!
Current rides:1994 Orange P7 (project), 1995 Clockwork (the f-in-law's), 1996 Orange C16R (the wife's), 2007 Ltd Edition Clockwork, 2011 Orange 5 Pro, 2014 Planet X Carbon road bike
Previous rides:1993 Orange Clockwork XC Pro, 1993 Orange Clockwork XC expert, 1994 Kona Kilauea, 1995 Kona Cindercone, 1995 Orange E3, 1996 Orange P7 XT, 1997 Saracen Maxtrax, 2009 Orange Evo 8