nub needing advice on Bianchi Ibex
First I would like to compliment the administrators of this forum, compared to the two forums I am already a member of (d-series.org and mp3car.com) This is by far the most impressive in regards to cleanliness of layout, maturity of members and administrators and overall quality.
After my GT got stolen I bought this used Bianchi Ibex online because the walmart special I was forced to ride was gradually sucking my soul from my body.
My question for you is this: How much money would you waste on this bike before you'd start saving for something else? I'm on a College Freshman's budget here (basically lift your seat cushion and what you find is what I have in my wallet on any given day) So many of you may not have any useful advice for me (i've seen some PRETTY bikes on this site) but surely some of you are budget riders and can let me know what this bike is worth. The shocks are pretty much dead, they compress nearly 1" under the bike's weight, and nearly another 1" when I sit on it. The steerer tube appears to be 1" diameter, so a replacement fork is a bit harder to find. Is repairing an option? It's a RockShox Quadra 21R
What would you do?
(sorry if that was too many questions for one thread)