Our man had actually started making progress, as you can see from today's featured post, however when he took a closer look at the frame it became apparent that it was quite badly bent. He took it to a local frame "specialist" who botched it even further to the point that it is now totally unusable.
So, what to do? One option would have been to source another frame, and keep looking the other missing parts. Another was to rescue this poor thing and apply the shaky math you see above: 1 bike + 1 bike = 1 complete and working bike, hopefully without too many parts leftover, or that we'd still need to find.
There is a LOT of work to do, but by no means impossible. Witold wastes no time and tears into bike number 2: