Got my commuting hybrid (new) in December . All okay until last week - chain snapped. Replaced it and the gear cables as they were getting rusty. Then after a few commutes, I noticed the cassette was worn as new chain was skipping intermittently. Ordered a new cassette, chain whip and cassette tool. Riding into work yesterday morning hit a series of road undulations and broke a spoke. No commute today. That got me thinking are bikes like Fiats - run well then get into an endless maintenance run? or am I just unlucky? Apologies to any Fiat owners - I know they're not as bad as they used to be, but they do have a tendency for one thing to follow another.