I was looking at CL ads last night and up pops an ad for an old Trek 970. The ad stated that it needed some work, but if you wanted it you could have it. I emailed the guy and went and picked it up today. It's a bit large for me, but I took it anyway since he was just wanting it out of his garage. There was a brand new Kona mountain bike handlebar, a new set of grips, new cables and a brand new, in the package Sram 8 speed chain in the box of parts. Heck I would have driven to his house for the free chain.
The bike is a little rough, but I can get it going again for very little money. Not sure what I'll do with it yet, but it was free, so, I'm not worried about it. Most of the time CL is pretty lame in my area, but it worked out today.