I picked up this Schwinn MTB while working on some donation bikes for our church. It's missing a crank and the fork is shot. They owed me for some parts I bought, but instead of taking the cash, I took the Schwinn. So I'm working on it today, replacing the fork when I look at the chain stay. Aw crap, it's bent, and not just a little. So here's my question: Is this so far gone that it's toast, just strip it and trash the frame or should I put it together and donate it back to the church. It's a chromoly steel frame, if it was aluminum it would already be stripped and trashed. I don't want to donate it back if it isn't safe, but I'm not going to flip it. What do you think?
Thanks for any input.
BTW, it's a 95 MOAB Elite