I have an old 1993 (atleast i think its a 93, but give or take) Giant Rincon, great bike, well atleast it was. Its completely beat up and unrideable. Needs new....well....everything really. But the frame looks to be undamaged bar a few places where the paint got scraped off and i touched it up clumsily with black automotive paint so it wouldnt rust. Its an 18" chromoly frame, black with touches of purple brush stroke looking marks near the front that give way to solid black towards the rear of the bike. Hard to explain but looks really cool. Being chromoly it shouldnt be any weaker than it was the day i bought it right?
My question is. Is it possible to rebuild him? Do we have the technology? Better than he was before. I want to take the frame alone and outfit it with new everything. Is it worth it? Is it wise? Will it send me broke?
This bike was basically what i learned to ride offroad on. Was better to me than i ever was to it and now id like to pay it back by returning it to its former glory. Is there anything i need to know about older frames? Or should i just take it down to my lbs and figure it out with them?