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    Quick question RE: CAAD 10. Please help

    I have an opportunity to buy a 2011 CAAD10 w/ 105 for $700. What do you guys think? Good deal or no good deal?
    Last edited by rekon; 05-07-14 at 09:20 PM. Reason: I removed the link to prevent someone else jumping on this deal until I get the bike.

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    Yup - that's a deal at the discounted price (assuming it fits and everything is on the 'up and up').
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    unless it has issues, get it. then come join us The Cult of CAAD...

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    I would but it immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
    I would but it immediately.
    Thanks!! Any major difference from 2011 to the latest CAAD10 105? Other than color and cosmetics...?

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    none - go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seymour1910 View Post
    unless it has issues, get it. then come join us The Cult of CAAD...
    Will do!!

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    Very good buying at that price.

    A mate of mine just picked up a Mickey-Mouse 2011 CAAD10 1 (DA7900) over here for $1500 - I could almost kill him!

    You'll love the bike mate.

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    Edit- seller bumped it to 1k, must have read some of the comments here.
    Still worth 1k.

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    I thought it was listed for 1k and the OP had negotiated the seller down to $700. I agree, not a bad buy at 1k, but at $700 the OP should be in this guy's driveway already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seymour1910 View Post
    I thought it was listed for 1k and the OP had negotiated the seller down to $700. I agree, not a bad buy at 1k, but at $700 the OP should be in this guy's driveway already.
    Exactly right! Couldn't get off of work early enough. I'm meeting him on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2702 View Post
    Edit- seller bumped it to 1k, must have read some of the comments here.
    Still worth 1k.
    Wrong... we agreed to $700.

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    don't get pushy, but it's Wednesday night, you agreed to meet Saturday and pay $700, between now and then if he gets a better offer, you may be out my friend. Trust me when I tell you, great deals on CAAD10's don't pop up all the time. I would say do what you have to do to get this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seymour1910 View Post
    don't get pushy, but it's Wednesday night, you agreed to meet Saturday and pay $700, between now and then if he gets a better offer, you may be out my friend. Trust me when I tell you, great deals on CAAD10's don't pop up all the time. I would say do what you have to do to get this bike.
    It's hard not to be pushy. I insisted on picking it up tonight but he said it's his wife's bday and couldn't. He said to come by on Saturday because it's his only day off. I will push to pick it up tomorrow.

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    WOW. why are people selling such a nice bike so low. Its not like the bike is in Alaska in December. I'm trying to buy a CAAD 10 to replace my 2.1 Madone which is about to put to me sleep when I ride it. All the team colors are sold out in my size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2702 View Post
    WOW. why are people selling such a nice bike so low. Its not like the bike is in Alaska in December. I'm trying to buy a CAAD 10 to replace my 2.1 Madone which is about to put to me sleep when I ride it. All the team colors are sold out in my size.
    what size are you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seymour1910 View Post
    what size are you looking for?
    50 or 52. Dealer does not have a date for new arrivals for team colors. Black and gray you can you any time.

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    I got the bike!!!!!!! $700 and fits like a glove. With all the money saved should I get some better wheels?


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    Very nice! Brake pads and tires would make a difference. Wheels too, if your budget allows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
    Very nice! Brake pads and tires would make a difference. Wheels too, if your budget allows.


    brakes are pretty darn good. What kind of rims/wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekon View Post
    I got the bike!!!!!!! $700 and fits like a glove. With all the money saved should I get some better wheels?
    I wouldn't. The R500 are good wheels, they stay true and are durable. They roll well, aren't that heavy, the freehub is quiet, the aero spokes are nice touch, the spoke count is good. I'd wear them out and then get better wheels.

    More you ride, faster you can wear out the wheels and buy new ones! So no, I'd save your money and just ride it as much as you can until you have to replace them.

    Some on BF, cycling gives them pleasure. Then others, upgrading and spending money on their bike gives them pleasure. Which will you be? There is nothing wrong with the R500, they are good wheels. My impression of BF members, the ones who ride the most and enjoy, often aren't the big spenders, they ride steel and alloy rims. Some of the big spenders, ride less than 20 miles a week.

    Which will you be?
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    Ride it first, then determine whether you need to upgrade after that - you may be pleasantly surprised with how it rolls 'as is.'

    Congrats on the purchase.

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    Come on guys...I'm trying to grow the economy here. Can't shoot down every b10 type.
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    99% sure it'd stolen. Guy could easily get a lot more in LA on Craigslist but probably in a hurry to make a quick sale
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    99% sure it'd stolen. Guy could easily get a lot more in LA on Craigslist but probably in a hurry to make a quick sale
    Yeah 700 seems like something is not up to par, unless the seller has no idea how to price a bike to his/her advantage. But you never know maybe the seller is rich and has money to spare.

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