Hello to all.I have been lurking and reading on mtbr for several weeks, trying to get a feel for the experiences of the owners of the various brands of bikes. I already have a hardtail, but I want to try an FS in the hopes that the ride may be easier on my back. I would rather buy a well cared for used bike as opposed to a new one since my budget really won't permit me to spend what a new one would cost. I have found a 1999 Jamis Dakar Expert for sale by its original purchaser that looks to be in 95% or better condition. I was able to find some reviews of this year and model, and the reviews were mostly favorable. I read through most of the Jamis threads and while I am not too familiar with the brand, Jamis does seem to make a good product.
My concern is that this bike is close to 10 years old, and whether I might run into parts issues with the frame-pivots, etc.- in the event that I ever had any problems in that area. I would like to know from others whether or not frame parts would be an issue. Also, were there any problems with the 1999 year that I should be aware of. I did do several searches, but never found any real issues. So, past and present owners if you have any words of wisdom for me I would love to hear from you. Thanks in advance for any help given.
Oh, I almost forgot...the owner wants $500 for the bike. This price, considering the condition, does not seem out of line to me.
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