Take it by bus to the bicycle shop...
Front suspensions. Hydraulic disk brakes. 27 speed gears. 29" tyres.
Now I can climb every mountain!
Flying Nun, Bowenvale Traverse and Mt Vernon Track.
Rapaki Track, Waimari Beach and Bottle Lake Forest.
My new bike rides much, much smoother and easier than the old one. Well worth the extra investment, and ready for the real mountains in NZ!
And I'm now halfway through the book "The Riddle of the Labyrinth", it's very interesting!