Thought you were branching out for a minute then mate!
Can't help but thought I'd book in to see some updates.
Yes, a bit of a diversion for me, but he had been told twice that its not worth fixing. I agree its not "worth" it but the frame is too good to go to waste, and so even though all the components are going to waste I can use up some stuff that otherwise wouldn't get used.
I did own an '88 hard rock, with U brake, between two saracens but it was the shortest owned bike I ever had, 2 months I think! I dont really remember riding it.
I'm not agains spending money on this project as the freind who owns it sell tree climbing equipment so we can easily trade without actuall £££, but the point is to re-use rather than throw away, he's a bit of a hippy!! So I am only buying in stuff that I have to, bearings, chains, cables etc, which are all normal service parts and would have been bought if this bike had been looked after.
Hopefully I will get to take it for a spin or even a retro ride before he gets it back.