The thing about gifting bikes...
Well, if you're buying cheap bikes to begin with, and then you use them on the playa, so that they get dust in the workings and they can freeze up pretty bad, get into the bearings and whatnot. It can take a lot of work to make a bike right again. (I knew someone who worked in a bike shop, and his attitude was you might as well buy another bike, cause it's just as expensive to make the old one workable again.)
So, it might not be much of a gift after all.
I know that there are some people who are willing to work on them, people wiht lots of time...
Anyway, it complicates things.
Simon's real sig line?
Embrace the Sock