Hey guys, I'm planning on getting an entry level bike, probably a hybrid or a mountain bike, but my dad asked a question:
Since this bike will be spending 2 years initially me riding it from school to home, the bike can easily be vandalized. Tires can be slashed, the seat punctured and mangled, or even stolen off... he thinks I should get a crap 'disposable' walmart bike for $50 a piece, since I can get 7 bikes to be stolen for the price of a cheap entry level bike at $350. Then I got to thinking:
Lets say I get a $350 - $400 Trek or Giant or Specialized or some other bike... can I get some el-cheapo craigslist NEXT or Ozone or Huffy bike for parts? Lets say the nice bike has a pretty nice seat, should I just put some Huffy seat on there that is utterly disposable if someone steals/mangles it, or for rides to-and-from school, change the wheels out from a good set to the heavy crap toy bike?
Because I really don't want to spend $150 on replacing parts.