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    1995 Santa Cruz Heckler

    Hey hows it going everyone? This is my first.. and definitely not last post here on these forums. Heres the deal, I just found a guy that is selling his 1995 Heckler for $300. I am pretty sure they came out in 96 so maybe he is confused, but I just wanted to get everyones opinion on this. I searched everywhere on the net for info on the older hecklers to no avail. I ride pretty hard, but don't have too much money to spend, what do you all think?? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikex7
    Hey hows it going everyone? This is my first.. and definitely not last post here on these forums. Heres the deal, I just found a guy that is selling his 1995 Heckler for $300. I am pretty sure they came out in 96 so maybe he is confused, but I just wanted to get everyones opinion on this. I searched everywhere on the net for info on the older hecklers to no avail. I ride pretty hard, but don't have too much money to spend, what do you all think?? thanks

    Mike
    A ten year old aluminum full suspension bike? Run away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    A ten year old aluminum full suspension bike? Run away
    What he said. Forget the frame consider how old and how much wear and tear the components have on them! Bro, you'd almost be better off with a department store POS. Go to eBay and find yourself something halfway decent that's probably half as old as that thing.
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

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    Yikes. How much money do you have to spend on a bike and then we could give you options/opinions on bikes

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    I dont have too much to spend, maybe a few hundred bucks. $400 being my max. I used to mountain bike a lot, sold my 2000 giant XTC and now regret doing so.. I rode a heckler a few years ago and loved it, as well as an older Y-22 which I liked as well. So everyone agrees a no go on the $300 heckler? thanks for the responses!

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    I think you'd have to ride it, and get specifics on the part spec. He could have replaced everything last year with full XTR, you never know...

    I agree with being skeptical about 10 year old fullys though. But as I said, he could have replaced everything last year (bushings, etc) and it could ride like a new bike. But I was under the impression that the Heckler came out in '96 as well.

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    I talked to the guy today, i guess he had the bike taken apart and put back together with some XT parts and a no-name rear derailleur, which i would definitely replace. Standard wheels Marzocchi Bomber forks.. Front derailleur (xt) he says is loose, so id probly opt for a tune up on it.. i might go check it out and take it for a spin

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    No way no how. Aluminum has a finite lifetime. There's not a chance that I'd suggest a 10 year old FS bike that I didn't have intimate knowledge of the complete history of the bike and even then I'd want to go over it with a fine tooth comb.

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