Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    HJF
    HJF is offline
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What is a fair price for a Cannondale R500 Triple (2004)?

    Hi,

    I am interested in buying a Cannondale R500 Triple, which I think is a 2004. It also comes with helmet and shoes, which I don't need and they are asking $450. I am a retired racer who ruined my 1985 Cannondale rear rim and just wanted a decent bike to ride with my kids.

    Cannondale specs below.

    Thanks for the help.



    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing Material 6061 T6 aluminum
    Fork Brand & Model Cannondale Ultra Slice Si
    Fork Material Carbon fiber composite w/alloy steerer, unicrown crown
    Rear Shock Not applicable




    Components
    Component Group Road Mix
    Brakeset Cannondale Theta brakes, Shimano 105 STI Dual Control levers
    Shift Levers Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 SS
    Crankset TruVativ Touro A1, 30/42/52 teeth
    Pedals Wellgo road w/clips and straps
    Bottom Bracket Shimano taper
    BB Shell Width Unspecified
    Rear Cogs 9-speed, 12 - 26 teeth
    Chain 1/2 x 3/32"
    Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust
    Saddle Selle Royale Viper
    Handlebar Cinelli Altera
    Handlebar Extensions Not included
    Handlebar Stem Cannondale 3-D Forged
    Headset 1 1/8" threadless Cane Creek S-2



    Wheels
    Hubs Cannondale Earth
    Rims Mavic CXP 22, 32-hole
    Tires 700 x 23c Hutchinson Flash
    Spoke Brand DT stainless steel

  2. #2
    Mmmmm potatoes idcruiserman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    1,921
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They were $950 MSRP according to bikepedia.
    Idaho

  3. #3
    Quirky Grifter LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, USA
    My Bikes
    My War
    Posts
    21,051
    Mentioned
    63 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)
    Depends on condition and location. Why not just get a new rear wheel for ye olde C'dale?
    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

  4. #4
    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville
    My Bikes
    Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er
    Posts
    27,367
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Use Ebay completed auctions. I'd say $300-350 in good shape, but there seems to be a lot of local variability in pricing of used bikes, so it depends on yoru market.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

  5. #5
    HJF
    HJF is offline
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Lester of Puppets,

    You responded to my post of buying a used Cannondale because I ruined my rear wheel and mentioned buying a new one. I did get a price of about $150 (new rim, spokes and labor), but didn't know if I wanted to put that much money towards an old bike. I have tried a bit to find a used wheel on Craigslist, but no luck. I have a 6 speed free wheel. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them. I think the wheel/tire is a 700x23 (which may not be right because I am going by distant memory). I checked with a few people who restore old bikes, but they tend to only have the cheaper bikes.

    Thank you

  6. #6
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    9,001
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    HJF
    Run an ad on CL, wanted to buy, used rear 700C, wheel for vintage, 6 speed freewheel. Some guys have old wheels and will sell you an old set cheap. Actually, you can buy a 7 speed rear wheel if it has freewheel threads. It may not even need to be re-dished. It costs nothing to try.
    BTW, $450 for the o4 bike is just a tad high. If it's in good shape, needing no repairs at all, try to get the bike for $400.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •