Only a very little amount of cleaning brought her back to life.
A few month after I had finished the rehab on this bike, I came across another Nishiki mixte frame! This bike was a tad smaller than the one I dressed up for my wife. I got a real nice deal on it at the thrift store over here where I live. The only deal with this one is that it has drop bars, which puts you in a much more aggressive road riding position. The plan here is to replace the bars, brakes and shifters and convert this bike to an upright rider like my wife's...
Spring project bike!!