I have a serious question.
I've seen an Isla bike for 50 quid. It's the next size up for Miriam. Problem is it's a bit tatty (no real problem). However, there's a fairly deep scratch in the head tube (probably from one of those tag along things).
I know, or remember reading, that scoring aluminium isn't such a great thing to do. So.
Should I buy it, with the plan of trying to get it repainted in the indigo and green colourscheme she's described to me (with lightning bolts) and if I could sort out a bell that when "dinged" made lightning bolts shoot out and thunder crashes? Or, should I just buy a different bike?