Looking for info on Pacific Bikes
Ok, I am trying to get info on a Pacific Bike that was "loaned" to one of my kids last spring by a friend...
She had a Pacific Carrera mountain bike that was sitting outside rotting away (basically) and knew I had a kid come and live with me that really needed a bike to get around, so she volunterily "loaned" this bike to him. She said it was a great bike from our local LBS, valued at around $500.00 when she bought it several years ago. It had some rust, but otherwise was in great shape, and we hoped to only need it for a few weeks, but those few weeks turned into 5 months, including riding it through snow and salt conditions, and now it is even more rusted and there are multiple "issues" with this bike, it is going to cost a lot to fix. (issues with the stem for the fork (which he did nothing too, just one day hit a bump and that was it, the chain gaurd came off, the suspension in the seat post seems messed, the chain and possibly the gears need replacement...)
Silly thing is, I wanted to just buy it straight up from her in the fall, but she did not seem to want to let it even permanently let it go, claiming that the value of the bike was such that they would never be able to replace it for what I would be willing to pay for it... Now I worry I will spend more fixing it then it is, and possibly ever was worth.
It says "Pacific" and "Carerra" on it in about equal sized letters. There is a sticker on it, that says it is manufactured by "AMS" and the "Service" number on it, lines up with a number on a customer service paper issued by ToysRUs online for "A. mordo & son".
I am feeling like I am now married to a Wolf in Sheeps clothing.... Or I am stuck up creek with a crappy bike that was sold to me as something it never was... Is there anyway this hunk of junk came from a reputable LBS? I am thinking SportCheck at best...
Anyone know if "Pacific" manufactured by AMS ever made bikes for the LBS market?