First bike help, worth fixing an older bike? Hey guys, Would much appreciate some input on the first bike to ride. My aim for the first bike is to get something that is easy enough to learn, and not difficult to maintain. I don't need it for commuting to work, just for leisure. I've been looking at 2nd hand bikes for about a week (GS500f and 250 ninjas). And I've up with a dilemma and I'm losing sleep over it even (probably because I really want to ride and still haven't been able to! 8-[ ). I've been looking at a GS500F clocked at 20,000km. Since I knew next to nothing about how good a bike is so I took a mechanic with me. Even though I thought it was in pretty decent shape he found that it has a little bit of corrosion, a bit of leak on the fork, the left handle bar needs replacing, the front break lever needs replacing, and the chain/sprockets were a bit loose so they will need to be replaced. .. the seller is asking for 4700 but the mechanic reckons it'll cost at least 500 to fix all those problems. In you opinion is the bike worth it?