Sante Fe MTB? CrMo and forged drops.
Just hit my lucky thrift store and picked one up for $28. I passed right by it the first time, thinking it was some cheap Huffy type thing, but then came back to it and gave it closer look. It has a standard old school straight top tube, CrMo frame, canti brakes, etc. What really threw me for a loop is that it has quick release wheels, forged drops front and back, Shimano brakes, and Shimano 200GS components with a biopace triple in front. I grabbed it on the spot, hehe. The paint is red with that stringy looking black paint
treatment like someone flipped a paint brush at it a few hundred times. The decals are also cleared over. So what's the verdict, junk or not? I say not, but I'm sure some will beg to differ.,,,,BD
It looks like another garage kept machine just joined my fleet. No sun damage or anything. Like it was ridden a few times then put in the back of the garage to get flats and collect cobwebs.
Now I just have to get it all spruced up to ride to work tomorrow.
So many bikes, so little dime.