I still really like my Trek. In fact, I owe to it my reborn interest in the world of cycling. That being said, I regret spending so much on it. In the last month, I have acquired 3 more really nice bikes for almost nothing.
Got my 73 Schwinn World Voyageur and a Nishiki Prestige, $10 each. Got the Nishiki squared away for $100 and some labor.
Then, as I'm taking the Nishiki for it's maiden voyage, I spot a guy cleaning out his garage. He has something I've had on my mind laying in the yard half covered by an old crib mattress. A fully rigid MTB, a nice Marin Muirwoods to be exact. Ask him about and he says he is taking it to Goodwill because it's "broken" and won't shift, flats, filthy with dust etc. This bike couldn't have much, if any, more than 100 miles on it judging by the condition of the rims and is just my size.
I offer to help him load an old dresser in his truck and mention Goodwill generally send broken bikes off in a big pile with other donated junk items to wherever. Ask him if I can give him a few dollars for it and he says I can just have it if I take it now...so I got to walk 2 bikes 5 miles home lol. A quick wipe down and it's looking great. Degreasing the rear shifter has a couple gears working again already. Some slicks should make it a nice city bike. Just took it to get a slight wobble worked out of the rear wheel.
I almost feel bad, and I'm about out of room, but how am I supposed to pass up opportunities like this?
Not sure on the year model. It's a flat/satin gold/silverish frame with a purple fork, Alivio. Forgot to take any pics...