well hey guys, im coming from the ss/fg forum, i've pretty much only used a mountain bike as a kid when riding around town. recently, i picked up a circa 1993 giant rincon for $15 at a thrift store(nice find?). Originally, i was planning on flipping it for some cash, but my friend told me to keep it as a communter on rainy/lazy days(tired of getting wet butts on my hipster-mobile) and throw on some fenders, and maybe hybrid it with a road parts(i live in suburban los angeles, so i only do city riding 99% of the time).
my questions are
Should i keep it?
are 1 inch threaded forks common?
my chainring is oval, is that a problem?
anything else i should look out for?
edit: tear down for greasing everything up again
Originally Posted by xkillemallx16
thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
With careful shopping for the missing pieces you can turn a decent profit. My hobby is financed by buying & selling bikes. New tires are a huge selling point. Good transpo bikes are always in demand, ask $140-$150 and see what the response is like. DO NOT waste money on paint. Doesn't raise the selling price & makes people wonder if the bike is stolen.