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Hmmm...That bike looks pretty nice and in good condition. Definitely make sure it wasn't beat up a lot. If it was used a lot for jumping and you want to use it for that to, then I would say don't buy it. Make sure they're no dents in the frame, at least structural ones, the wheels are mostly true, the brakes work well, the rotors aren't bent, ask the person the last time it was in for a tune-up, and if he says not recently, you'd want to go as far as bringing it to the shop and having them check it out. If there is no shop near you or the guy says no, then ask him if you can ride it around a bit. Put it to the test, so you can be sure its good. If he still, says no, just check it out very thoroughly, and if you do that, you can probably verify that the frame is okay and most of the components. Be warned: Some components may have to be replaced or repaired even if you do all this.
 

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IonicRipper said:
Thanks man, great advice. Im defititly trying it before i buy it but the idea to bring it to a shop for a check up sounds like a great idea.
A good shop shouldn't charge much or at all just to look at it, but they might. Definitely no more than 30$, a good shop about 10$
 
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