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Old 02-02-11, 09:59 PM   #1
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1988 cannondale st700

So I got a 1988 cannondale st700 touring bike at a pawn shop for $70 it did need new tires, seat and bar tape. Now that its fixed up I'm impressed its such a solid bike. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mburgess86/5330565203/

I was wondering what the original msrp was and what its worth now?
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Old 02-03-11, 12:11 AM   #2
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You might be able to find the original MRSP here: http://www.vintagecannondale.com/ but that won't give you much information on what it would sell for now.
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Old 02-03-11, 02:59 AM   #3
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Hey there, I sold an '89 st400 for $225 and an '87 st400 for $200 in the past few months. Yours has better components so you can get a bit more, but of course it depends on your market.
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Old 02-03-11, 06:11 AM   #4
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Much higher than that in a bike-centric market like DC, but not until Spring arrives.
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I would say it is worth $70 in your market, would you have purchased it if the price was $200?
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Old 02-05-11, 06:44 PM   #7
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So I got a 1988 cannondale st700 touring bike at a pawn shop for $70 it did need new tires, seat and bar tape. Now that its fixed up I'm impressed its such a solid bike. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mburgess86/5330565203/

I was wondering what the original msrp was and what its worth now?
I wouldn't focus on what it is worth in terms of resale, but more on what it is worth in terms of "value."

The only comparable bikes today are Rivendells. An 80's series Cannondale ST touring bike is in every way a Rivendell, with one redeeming factor. You won't find a lot of agreement in the C&V forum, or amongst the BOBish cult, but a C'dale ST is better in almost every way than a comparable steel Riv. It is lighter, faster, and significantly stronger than a lugged/brazed Riv. It will climb like a goat compared to a boat anchor flexy Rivendell. Comparing a C'dale ST to a Riv is like comparing the exotic sport utility Porsche Cayenne to a Ford F-150. Both do a lot of things, an have a lot of utility, but they just can not be compared.

The Cannondale will accelerate faster, climb better, and just is plain more fun to ride than a boat anchor touring bike.

The whole "steel is real" crowd doesn't really compare similar frames/bikes. A Cannondale ST touring bike compares perfectly to a modern Rivendell. If you lucked into one in your size, treasure it.

Replacing it with a Rivendell would be very pricey, and you'd end up with less "bike."

The ST series bikes were not different in terms of frames, but just in terms of the build spec. While there is no comparing a factory fresh ST800 to anything else in the line a repaint of any ST gets you the same frame.

That being said lugs are beautiful.

Last thing, I'll take all the 27" bikes/frames I can get. (The STs came in 19, 21, 23, 25, and 27" sizes most years. PM me if you've got one of these big touring ST C'dales.

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Old 02-05-11, 07:44 PM   #8
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