Here are some pictures of my old bicycle. It is a GT Timberline which used to be my dads. After he passed away from cancer it became mine. I think it is a mid to late 80's bike but am not sure. She needs some work, but is ridable(sp) now. In fact I just got back from a spin after blowing the dust and cobwebs off of it. She looks rough but rides, eh-ok. Brakes work. I notice there is some flex in the bottom bracket and the head has some play even though the locking collar and allen head are tight. I measured from BB to top of the bar and it is 21". The components are shimano exage.
My question is: Is this bike worth upgrading to more modern components? What would you recommend? It's needs a new handle bar and I would've replaced it any way as it's not too comfortable. Would it be worth it to throw 200-300 into it? If not it has sentimental value so I won't get rid if it-I'd just put it back in the corner of the garage.Thanks for the advice!