This is what it looked like when I brought it home, with lots of parts that didn't work or didn't fit.
Last week, I pulled it out and rebuilt it with some decent parts. Today, it looks like this:
I added friction shifters, seatpost and saddle and a buncha small parts.
And oh my goodness, check out the sexy fork crown.
I am torn. The bike fits me and I could easily keep it as a sort of "house" bike for guests; but most of our guests don't ride much.Or I could sell it.
Since I don't need a nother mountain bike in my size I am trying to sell it and will see what happens.
I'd prefer pickup in Portland, as shipping would easily cost $70-80 in the usa and I'm only asking $275 for the bike.
Either way, it's nice to bring these old bikes back to a more classic form again.
UPDATE: This bike has found a home with someone who will ride it a lot. I'm very pleased.