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    little advice on purchase of a 1999 GT XCR 3000

    Question is, should I buy a bike this old. I really like the look and feel of the bike. BUT, I am concerned about parts for a bike almost 15 years old. Would love to buy the bike and spend the cash I would save versus buying new, to fix it up. Should I just get something newer that parts would be easily available for? I really have no idea about all this I new to it all. Thanks

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    If you like to work on it, I would certainly look into it. Parts availability is not a particular issue as some are easily changed within modern equivalents instead of exact replacements. It really does come down to feel in the end, that's why I like my 1993 Giants.
    '93 Giant Sedona ATX custom
    '93 Giant Sedona AtX aero-edition
    '73 Schwinn Suburban
    '95 Fuji Suncrest

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    Depends. 1999 is only old in dog and mountain bike years. If you're fine with maintaining it pretty much period, it'll be easy. If you develop a need to update this thing and that thing about it, you're going to open up a can of worms.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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