While recovering from the 3 broken ribs I got on my last MTB ride I ran across this bike at a yard sale near my home. They were closed down and nobody was there. On my third pass they were back out loading up the unsold items and I stopped. $10 later and I had a new bike! I figured I'd wasted $10 in much less useful ways so why not.
My initial goal is to do what needed to be done to get her on the road again ride her a bit and then decide what direction I want to take it. Looks like she took a good lick on her drive side. So far I've done the following :
Wheels trued and hubs greased
Replaced bent crank
Straightened rear DR hanger
Adjusted the front DR so that it shifts to all the gears and doesn't throw the chain
General wipedown everything still needs a good cleaning
Now that she is drivable I'm going to polish everything up and replace the handlebar foam with tape and go from there. I'm hoping to get out one morning this weekend and get more than a few blocks of riding in. Any recommendations on upgrades would be appreciated.