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Old 09-06-12, 10:33 AM
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Is it worth working on a bike in such poor shape?

I wouldn't bother. It looks as though it is in such poor shape that you will spend $$$ on restoration. It is interesting but does not appear to be a particularly good bike to start with, just quite old. Your grand kids would probably rather get a bike that is easy to ride and looks good too. They likely wouldn't appreciate it being an antique.

Sell it to some collector and take the money and buy a decent used bike for your grand kids. I came across a North Face Bandicoot MTB yesterday at the local Goodwill store for $20 with the Wednesday geezer discount taken into account. The tires were flat and most people were overlooking it among the trashy mass merchandiser kids bikes that were in the store. All it will take is a little TLC to make this into a usable bike for a grade school aged kid. All the components work just fine and the tires have held air overnight. The TLC will just be polishing it and lubricating some components. It is already properly adjusted and the wheels are true.
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