The latest bike to be rescued from certain destruction at the town dump is a virtual classic, I think. The is a Nishiki Cascade with CroMo tubing and some pretty good parts. Looks like it was living outside for awhile or in an open walled shed. Haven't been able to pinpoint the exact model year but given the componentry my guess is a 1989 or 1990. This might be the oldest mountain bike in my possession.
These Suguano Cranks with 175mm crank arms are very nice. The pedals appear to be recent additions, say within the last five years and will be a nice winter commuting platform.
The frame is perfect for a 26" fixie conversion with the short horizontal dropouts.
Here is the loot. Cranks, levers, rear derailler, and not shown are the cantilever brakes. The brake pads are brand new, so they are going onto the Bridgestone.