Why does my bike fall to bits as soon as an event is imminent? With the Ten Under the Ben only just over a week away, pictured above is everything (I think and hope) that I've had to replace in the last week or two. The cost doesn't bear thinking about, but there's not much point in turning up with a bike that wont go anywhere! If I was an MP I'd put it on expenses but as a mere mortal I'll just have to keep the other half from finding out the true cost!!