I have a 15 year old Dawes mountain bike that I can't scrap due to foolish sentiment and also it's superbly built, but unfortunately it now skips gears. I believe that a new cassette and chain will be required to fix this. Having priced up these parts they seem to cost more than buying a cheap £99 bike will provide all that I need (plus extras).
The obviously thought that comes to mind is why not just ride the cheap bike, but I believe that the Dawes is a better construction and old enough to have the thin shape that has only just come into fashion with 'hybrids'
Is this a sensible option?