I know I have been making too many threads and asking for your opinions too much. But, I could not find any info on this bike with the search feature, or Google. I hope this is my last 'opinion' thread.
I had seen this Cannondale and thought it was too far away to purchase, but, I actually have a trip coming up and I will be nearby, so, I am going to go look. The seller agreed to hold it for me. I really like the looks of it, and I read the group set should be reliable. Should be plenty for what I need.
I heard I should look for cracks, where should I look? Any info on other components, or just the bike in general is greatly appreciated. Also, how much should I pay? It is very, very clean.
Thanks very much guys. Below is the ad.
Close to mint condition, red and white paint, hand made in the USA, 3.0 series aluminum Criterium 12 speed racing frame/road bike. The group set is Shimano Exage Sport LX, drop bars are ITM Italy, Maillard hubs France, Alesa rims Belgium, tires Continental Super Sport Ultra 700 x 23C Germany, pedals MKS AR-23 Japan. The bike has been fully serviced, hub bearings, bottom bracket bearings and head tube/fork bearings all clean and lubed. New cables and housings thru out and the bars are fresh taped. The bike is original and in top condition, very light, very fast and has never been dropped or crashed. It's had very light use spent most of it's life in a garage, needs nothing. It's a real head turner with styling that was way ahead of it's time and very much anticipated how bikes would look in the years to come. The stand over height is 32" ideal rider height would be around 5"6" to 5'10". I'm 6"2" and have a 32" inseam but my upper body is too long. This is a great starting bike for someone just getting into serious road bikes, commuting, racing, triathlon. Check the photos it's a lot of bike for the money and a very sweet vintage bike as well.