Living the Dream
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: DFW Metroplex
Bikes: 2015 AWOL Frameset with custom drivetrain, 20?? Windsor Tourist, 2010 Specialized Secteur
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Giant Upland Commuter Project
Pics to come...
I bought a Giant Upland
rigid mountain bike last night for $45. I plan on making it a commuter bike, so I can dedicate my Trek 820 to the trail.
I thought it was a higher end bike than it was. Of course, I wasn't expecting much, but I'm a little disappointed that its MSRP was $200.
That said, I would like to fix it up for as little money as possible, as long as the parts work and it gets me around town. I figure if I can't fix it up, or the cost isn't worth it, then I have a new parts bike. That or I fix it up and sell it to break even.
It was in pretty good shape until they broke the rear derailleur while moving. Then they just let it sit for about a year.
It definitely needs a new derailleur, brake pads and tires and tubes. The frame (where the derailleur attaches) is slightly bent inwards, so I'll have to straighten that out. The hubs and rims are good. The cables could use replacing.
What do you recommend?