Greetings, folks. Please excuse a n00b question on your sub-forum -- I hang out on road cycling sub-forum mainly.
But I've been toying with getting a cheap used hard-tail MTB, for a few reasons: 1) fun; 2) something to ride on trails when it's crappy winter weather on the roads; and 3) to pick up some technical skills to apply to my road riding. I have nearly zero extra $. A friend of mine is selling a vintage Schwinn Sierra MTB, in somewhat decent shape. He bought it used years ago for $75. He doesn't use it at all.
Is it worth it, even at a dinky price? Does it have more value as a vintage piece than as a bike to ride? It's heavy as a tank (I'm guessing pure steel frame.) Would I be able to enjoy riding it? What would you pay?
If there's a better place to post this, let me know. And thanks!