I’m working on this bike today. And probably tomorrow. 3 hours yesterday. These cases I don’t take on too much. But the bike was super cheap. And it’s a Miyata. I don’t see a lot of Miyata mountain bikes. It’s a nice one. The wheels are in great shape. The frame is not at all compromised by the years this bike spent under a tarp. So that’s good.
It’s getting a new drive train, obviously. I got the cantilever brakes broken loose, lubed and made to articulate smoothly again. The front derailleur was seized like the brakes, but I worked it loose, removed the rust and brushed the whole deal with marine grease.
I had the chain and cassette in stock, but I had to order the large chainring for $30. The shifters are both broken because someone tried to make them work with seized cables. I have them in my boneyard, but they don’t match. I’m grateful that they used stainless steel for the spokes. Otherwise I might have to go over yonder and holler at stuff.