I have completed the rebuild of the Ascent. It was a clean bike to start with so it really didnt take much. I did update the tires to some MTB Knobbies and replaced the black riser bars with the wrong clamp diameter. with some chrome flat bars.
A good clean up and new cables is all it took.
DB Cro-Mo Sticker on the Fork and Tange MTB Frame Sticker.
Original Sugino GT Cranks in great shape and the Diamond back Sticker on the bottom of the seat tube
Original Suzue “sealed hubs” on the flip side is the original Shimano 5 Speed Freewheel. Even the original Chrome Spoke Protector was in great shape. I usually take them off but it was in such good shape i decided to leave it on.
The Flat bars and Shimano AT50 Brake levers with Friction shifting. (yes pre SIS)
The Shimano AT50 Cantilever brakes were in great shape so they just got a clean up and brake pads were scuffed up.