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Old 06-28-11, 12:58 PM   #1
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2005 Cannondale Scapel 1000

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I have done nothing but road cycling but a couple of friends are trying to convince to take up mountain biking, too. Well, I started to look around for a used bike. Found a 2005 Cannondale Scapel about an hour away from me and it looks to be in very good shape. For reference, I have a pretty knowledge about road bikes but not that much about mountain bikes. Looking at bikepedia, it looks to be a pretty decent bike (didn't see a msrp on there). Obviously, the 2011 model is all carbon and is ridiculously expensive. The 2005 model is aluminum with sram x7 and x9 mix parts. Asking price is $1500. Does this sound reasonable if the bike is in top shape? And if it is, what price point do I need to counter if this bike fits me?

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***I don't know why I keep getting this annoying "Transformer" pop-up on every post I try to read. BF is really getting out-of-control with ads.***

To your question of whether an 05 Scalpel with SRAM x.7 &.9 is worth $1500, IMO no. It's a nice XC bike from all the reviews I've read, (I'm looking at an '05 frame); but I think 1500 for a 6 year old MTB is a stretch. What fork and wheelset does it have?
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***I don't know why I keep getting this annoying "Transformer" pop-up on every post I try to read. BF is really getting out-of-control with ads.***

To your question of whether an 05 Scalpel with SRAM x.7 &.9 is worth $1500, IMO no. It's a nice XC bike from all the reviews I've read, (I'm looking at an '05 frame); but I think 1500 for a 6 year old MTB is a stretch. What fork and wheelset does it have?
Thanks for responding. I'm not sure what wheels he has on there from the picture but I think it has Lefty front shocks. I thought the price is a bit steep for an old bike. A buddy of mine is trying to sell me his 2010 BMC SF01 for $1700. I'm just a little hesitant to spend that much right now. Anyway, here is the listing of the bike.

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/2466663997.html
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I've never gotten a pop-up on this site. I use IE, Firefox, Opera, mobile / classic, XP, Vista, 7, Android, WM...not one single popup since 2005.
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Thanks for responding. I'm not sure what wheels he has on there from the picture but I think it has Lefty front shocks. I thought the price is a bit steep for an old bike. A buddy of mine is trying to sell me his 2010 BMC SF01 for $1700. I'm just a little hesitant to spend that much right now. Anyway, here is the listing of the bike.

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/2466663997.html
Definitely a good looking bike with a lot of expensive bling hanging on it. It may be worth the asking price, but if this is going to be your first MTB, you could get a whole lotta hardtail for a lot less.
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I've never gotten a pop-up on this site. I use IE, Firefox, Opera, mobile / classic, XP, Vista, 7, Android, WM...not one single popup since 2005.
First time for me too. Especially one that was a movie preview that pretty much covered the screen and had no cancel button. Thanks for letting me know all the stuff your running tho, I'll alert the pirates.
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Just to put a period on the OP's original question of whether an '05 Scalpel 1000 was worth $1500 in good condition. The '05 Scalpel frame I was following on ebay sold for 350 + 30 shipping. I think you can get a pretty good used wheelset for 300, fork 400, & gruppo 200; which adds up to $1280. I'm not sure what lefties are worth, but the seller was apparently in the ball park.
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I have some pretty good protection, and I scanned after it happened twice last night on 2 different posts I was trying to read. Scan came up with zip. I'm surprised noone else saw it.
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***I don't know why I keep getting this annoying "Transformer" pop-up on every post I try to read. BF is really getting out-of-control with ads.***

To your question of whether an 05 Scalpel with SRAM x.7 &.9 is worth $1500, IMO no. It's a nice XC bike from all the reviews I've read, (I'm looking at an '05 frame); but I think 1500 for a 6 year old MTB is a stretch. What fork and wheelset does it have?
Could you get the URL that ad leads to please? It never pops up for me, even if I use my test account that uses no adblocks so I can monitor the ads. If I can get the URL, we can block that ad.
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Could you get the URL that ad leads to please? It never pops up for me, even if I use my test account that uses no adblocks so I can monitor the ads. If I can get the URL, we can block that ad.
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Just to put a period on the OP's original question of whether an '05 Scalpel 1000 was worth $1500 in good condition. The '05 Scalpel frame I was following on ebay sold for 350 + 30 shipping. I think you can get a pretty good used wheelset for 300, fork 400, & gruppo 200; which adds up to $1280. I'm not sure what lefties are worth, but the seller was apparently in the ball park.
Thanks for the response. I may just offer him around $1200 to see what happens.
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