Originally Posted by bramasole_iowa
My mountain bike sat out in the weather on my balcony all year that I was gone (even after asking the roommate a few times to get a cheap tarp to cover it).
sounds like you just need a new chain, new cables, and a lot of lube and cleaning...
you can do the expensive labor intensive part of that while you're job-hunting...
who's got some do-it-yourself links handy?