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Old 04-26-12, 02:30 PM   #1
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Used Cannondale Quick 3

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Every once in a while i browse craigslist for various items and came across a pretty mint condition Cannondale Quick 3 (2010 model). The owner is asking for $600 and mentions that he is pretty firm on the pricing.

Anyone have any idea if this is a good price on this bike? I haven't seen the bike in person but let's say that it is in the conditions described (700 miles of riding) no damage to the frame except a few chips.I test rode a newer version and liked the fit as well as the components--i have even heard that the 2010's had better components than the newer ones.

I would pretty much pick this bike up and throw some 700x38 tires on and use it for gravely roads and bike paths while still riding my road bike on the streets.
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According to Bikepedia, the original list price was $1059. If it is in very good condition (inspect that carbon fork), that's not a bad price. One could hope to fall into a better deal, but that's a fair one.

It definitely has a better component set than the 2012 model.
2010: FD: Deore RD: SRAM X-7 Shifters: SRAM X-5
2012: FD: Alivio RD: Deore Shifters: Alivio

Wheel hubs are probably better on the 2010 too, they were using Shimano RM-30 and RM-40, now they have house brand "Element C3"
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According to Bikepedia, the original list price was $1059. If it is in very good condition (inspect that carbon fork), that's not a bad price. One could hope to fall into a better deal, but that's a fair one.

It definitely has a better component set than the 2012 model.
2010: FD: Deore RD: SRAM X-7 Shifters: SRAM X-5
2012: FD: Alivio RD: Deore Shifters: Alivio

Wheel hubs are probably better on the 2010 too, they were using Shimano RM-30 and RM-40, now they have house brand "Element C3"
Thanks for your reply! I sent an email inquiring about taking a look at the bike. Maybe I can get him down to ideally $500 or so pending on the condition of the bike.

It's funny how bike manufacturers tone down the models from year to year but price generally tends to stay about the same.
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I've haggled on prices on CL. Sometimes. If the price is fair, though, I just offer the asking price.
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I've haggled on prices on CL. Sometimes. If the price is fair, though, I just offer the asking price.
I agree with you. In my personal experience, the prices on CL tend to be a little higher because haggling is almost expected and built into price. Sounds like the price of this bike is fair as it is but I would be happy to slash another 50 bucks and put that toward some bike gear.
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Any less than 40% off is too high IMO. I don't think you can complain about 40-45% off if the bike is relatively new and in mint condition. Assuming your state has sales tax it's approximately 50% off a new one purchased at an LBS. You can try haggling another $50-100 off but the asking price is reasonable.
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Any less than 40% off is too high IMO. I don't think you can complain about 40-45% off if the bike is relatively new and in mint condition. Assuming your state has sales tax it's approximately 50% off a new one purchased at an LBS. You can try haggling another $50-100 off but the asking price is reasonable.
Agreed, I am shooting for $500-$550.
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1. Reconfirm that it's a good fit for you
2. Go for it
3. Have fun!!!
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1. Reconfirm that it's a good fit for you
2. Go for it
3. Have fun!!!
Oh yeah, definitely. No matter how good of a deal, I am not getting it unless it feels right. I am in no hurry to buy a hybrid or second bike--when I saw it I thought it might be worthwhile checking out due to the quality in components and good feedback of the Quick series.

If it all works out tho, I will be looking at a sweet everyday bike for a great price!
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Well, picked up the bike today for $550...I feel really stoked about the deal. The bike is in awesome condition but could use a little bit of tuning. Other than a few scuffs, which are barely noticeable, it's mint!

The only changes I have planned is to possibly throw on some 700x38 tires since this bike will spend most of it's time on gravel paths.

Check it out.









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1. Good bike!
2. Good buy
3. Good bye (go for a ride on it--looks great!)
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