For a while, I've wanted an MTB bike which has been neglected, so I can bring it back to life.
Today by chance, I bumped into an old friend I haven't seen for 3 years. I asked him about his cycling and he told me he hasn't touched his bike for 2 years.
I got thinking, this is a chance and asked him how much. "Oh oh oh, you don't want my bike" he said, "it's in bad condition and too small for you"
ding ding ding I need this bike.
I said how much, and he said he'd have to think about it.
He emailed me later with an amount of $100. I raced over and grabbed it.
Yes it's in crappy looking condition, but filthy dirty only.
It's too small for me but perfect for my wife.
Maybe about 7 years old and cromolly. The frame is a Vigore, which is a local frame builder here in Kyoto.
All XTR, (cranks deraileurs hubs shifters) Thomson stem and seat post and Mavic rims. I think it also has ti bars.
woo woo, this weekend's project.
Also got a helmet, floor pump, mini pump, two spare tubes...... Bargin!!!
I'll post the before pics tomorrow. (pissing down rain here now)