Here is my 11 year old daughter holding my new CX bike. Turns out, aged wood and metal strings cost just as much as a nice carbon frameset.I couldn't resist. She has been saving up her own money for the past 6 months and was finally ready to make the purchase (instead of rent). I told her I'd match what she saved. As a Dad, I find it very hard to say no to my daughters.
When I'm in my 70's and no longer racing, she can come visit and play "Devil Went Down To Georgia" for me.
I think this was a good purchase.