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Old 09-16-08, 06:09 PM   #1
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10ish year old cannondale

I'm looking for a roadbike for my fiance, found out this guy is selling his 10ish year old cannondale r600. He says he bought it for 1200.00. He's asking 500.00.

The bike has about 300 miles, used for duathlons.

Anybody think it's worth 500.00? I feel like that's a bit high, especially if I could just go to the bike shop and buy a new bike for not much more. I'm thinking more like 300-350? I have no clue... hence why I'm asking!

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When I rebuild older bikes, I use the "half" figure as a starting point IF the bike is in good shape.
500 does not sound bad if the bike truly has only a few hundred miles on it and has been well-maintained.

C-Dales tend to hold their value well.... You could indeed pick up a new bike for that much, but it would have a much lower "spec" as to components.
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Does sound high, so I'm guessing it really does only have 300 "racing" miles on it.
Check the chain & cogs carefully for wear.
5 Bills isn't bad if it's nice, it fits the lady, and SHE likes it.

OTOH, I got a box-stock '86 ST400 at a garage sale from a lady who wasn't actually selling it, but she said I seemed enthusiastic enough and she didn't ride it much anymore (or EVER, the tires had the little nubs still)
She was happy to take a single Jackson* for it!


*yes, that's 20 bucks.

So, don't be afraid to haggle!!
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OTOH, I got a box-stock '86 ST400 at a garage sale from a lady who wasn't actually selling it, but she said I seemed enthusiastic enough and she didn't ride it much anymore (or EVER, the tires had the little nubs still)
She was happy to take a single Jackson* for it!
*yes, that's 20 bucks.

So, don't be afraid to haggle!!
She just about paid you to take the bike!
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300 miles in 10 years? Some people do that in 24 hours.
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I think I saw this case on Judge Judy.

Make sure you make arrangments to get the bike back if things go south.

Just kidding, mostly.
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My bud has an R600 from about 97. He paid a little over 600 for it (dark green). Has RSX components and cxp 21(?) rims that really sucked. He was 145 weekend warrior and couldn't keep them true.

The frame is the frame design tha Cannondale used where the chainstay extended past the axle. C'Dale had problems with this design. Read it years ago in an articel. Rear triangle was so tight that the chainstays prematurely developed cracks.

I had a 97 frame and still have a 98 where the design went back to the traditional stays (not extended pas teh axle).
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