My goodwill find--a solid bike?
I hope this is the right forum for this post!
I've been looking to buy a bike for a while, and I stumbled across this one at Goodwill for $20. It looked like the type of bike I was looking for, it seemed to be the right size for me, and it had words written on it than I have seen mentioned in a positive light on this forum.
Here's what I know about it:
it's 21 speed
Frame says Trek (possibly 800--it's hard to read) and it's Chromoly.
Shifters say shimano unishift
pedals say shimano deore lx
front derailler says suntour x-1
rear derailler says suntour xc pro accushift plus
front gear says shimano sg c-43
it's really dirty :lol:
I took it home, pumped up the tires and rode it around my neighborhood for a while. Everything seems to work and it's comfortable (except for the seat which is a little hard!) so I'm happy with it.
Did I get the bargain I hoped for? Are these parts upgrades from previous owner, or stock?
What's the best way to clean it up? I'll probably take it into a local bike shop for a tune up and to check out the tires, but I at least want to get some of the grime off and give it a good once over.
I'm excited about learning how to maintain and eventually upgrade my own bike, and I hope this is a good one to start with.