My LBS has a 1998 Level Betty for sale for $250. I asked what the lowest he'd take for it was, & he said it wasn't his but he'd ask the owner. So he did, & the owner said, "Ah, just take whatever they offer." If it's worth buying, I would see if I could get it for $150. Good buy or stay away from the antique? It has the original RockShox Judy on the front, RockShox Super Deluxe on the rear (too firm for me..would need softer spring), Shimano Deore XT components, & V-Brakes (don't mind them at all..it's what I'm used to). I'm near positive based on the fork & what Bikepedia says about it that it was the FH1. The bike fits me well & feels comfortable, but having only been on a mountain bike for 4 months, I don't know about bikes of the past & their worth. Give me opinions & tell me why. "No." is acceptable, but it's always nice to know why not. Also, this wouldn't be a bike that I would expect to keep me satisfied for years to come. For me it would be something inexpensive to last me until I enlist & start getting those Army paychecks, & could build a bike from the ground up exactly how I want it.