My daughter just learned to ride and we bought her a Schwinn MTB. That ment I had to dig my bike out of the garage, a Motobecane Grand Record that I'd put thousands of miles on in the 80s and 90s. But I knew I needed something more alley frendly to follow her around. Started looking for a MTB on Craig's List and ran across a posting explaining that most people wouldn't know what a Motobecane was, giving history etc. Googled my bike and found the forum.
I've ridden a lot but never been into the equipment that much. Bought the GR because it was about the only thing around that wasn't a heavy touring bike or an Itallian frame that I couldn't afford. Loved the racing frame and just rode it. Never changed a single thing on it. 25 years later I sprayed it with WD40 and it's great.
Still need the MTB, something for alleys, fireroads and leading my daughter into the sport. Suggestions?