I bought an old Marin Palisades Trail on eBay about 4 years ago but never got motivated to ride until now, it's been sitting gathering dust and rust (the shame!!), now I have finally decided to get it up to scratch - been googling for info on upgrading parts, restoring it etc and came across this forum that way.
I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to bikes (any knowledge I did have seems to have fallen out of my brain over the years) so any and all help and advice will be much appreciated!
My plan is to restore my Marin and use it for a couple of years till my son grows into it, then I will have an excuse to splurge on a new bike for myself, but for now I don't have a huge amount of cash to throw at it, I just want to get it functional again!
The chainset and cassette are pretty rusty, as is the chain. I'm planning to replace the lot. Do I need to replace the derailleurs also? I've found a few shimano cranksets on eBay for reasonable money, how do I know how many teeth I need?
The serial number on the bike is M93IA0010 - is that 1993?
Here's a pic