Dont know whether to laugh, cry or be happy Trek 7100FX, cost me £375 when they first came out i think. Never really got on with it, hardy ever used it (until this year funnily enough) Last year my son borrowed it for a while to get to work....i let him VERY grudgingly, he always abused his bikes as a kid. Well, nothings changed...within a couple of months it looked like a bomb had hit it...both wheels buckled, rear derailleur and hanger out of alignment, both brakes disconnected and cables frayed, seat completely muvvered and the rapidfire shifters scratched to buggery [insert Homer Simpson voice] Why you little...[/insert Homer Simpson voice] Sat in the shed for a year rotting...got fed up of seeing it there...got some cheap wheels, spent a few days sorting it, and ive quite enjoyed using it since. I still let him borrow it...he's older and a bit wiser now...(cue maniacal laugh ) He phoned me up Saturday... errr sorry dad, ive had an accident on your bike. Whatcha done... Crashed into a lamppost while he was looking behind him. Damage report as follows... Bent the chainrings. New crankset required Smacked one of the already scratched brake/shifters..broke off a piece of the cosmetic plastic. Not sure about the BB...the whole things a bit 'clanky and grindy' Mercifully light damage compared with the last time he buggered it. I'm happy he didnt hurt himsef too much (lovely gravel rash on his backside where he came off though ) Gutted hes gone and done it again. Laughing to myself..what a plonker Sorry, back again...had some bids to sort on ebay. Surely i'm not the ony one with destructive kids....any stories of destruction and dismay out there ???