Hello everyone! I'm new here, been looking about a bit, you all seem helpful! So I have what might be a silly question. I've given up on my old car since it last failed the MOT and I got sick of spending money on it, so I've been cycling to work, on my Mum's old bike, a couple of miles. I'm quite happy with it, it gets me there, but my birthdays coming up and I reckoned I could ask for money towards my own new bike. Mum's bike has three gears - the sort where theres a sort of metal can in the middle of the back wheel. I've noticed that a lot of bikes, especially new ones, have the sort with lots of cogwheels at the back. Is it better to have that sort? I'm used to the ones I've got and they seem enough - I don't think I'd know what to do with too many!!!!