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Old 08-14-08, 09:06 AM   #1
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93 Cannondale Track Goes For $1,025 on Ebay!

I've been looking for an aluminum track frame as I have always been attracted to their beefy tubing so I came across this 93ish Cannondale Track on ebay. I dreamed of painting it matte black, puttin on all black components & then getting the Cannondale logo on theDT in a bright orange outline.

At the time it was bid up to $129.00 so I figured if it doesn't approach the price of a Pista Concept, I'll bid to win.

Needless to say I never bid because the bid jumped up to over $500 very quickly & I was shocked to see the final price! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=019
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Old 08-14-08, 09:08 AM   #2
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Old 08-14-08, 10:10 AM   #3
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There was a complete one a few months ago that hit $1800, it was pretty dumb. People are stupid, news at 11....
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Old 08-14-08, 10:19 AM   #4
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Especially considering the Capo is THE SAME BIKE as the old Cannondale Track, that is silly.
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Old 08-14-08, 10:25 AM   #5
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Angles are actually quite different.
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Old 08-14-08, 10:52 AM   #6
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Angles are actually quite different.
Aha. Head tube is 1.5 degrees steeper on the old Track (58 cm, using the 1992 geo as reference) when compared to the 2008 Capo specs. I stand corrected, but I still think that price is quite silly.
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Old 08-14-08, 11:09 AM   #7
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Capo is not the same bike in the larger sizes especially. I had the chance to get a Capo complete for $500 already in black & passed because it's not the same frame.
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Old 08-14-08, 12:25 PM   #8
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you missed out then because the capo is a really great frame. I had both types and it's probably just as stiff as the original but not as fast handling. I had a Capo I got for $400, but it was a bit too large for me and had to sell
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Old 08-14-08, 12:42 PM   #9
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Yeah, maybe. But I'm leaning more towards a Pista Concept in 61cm. Mmmmm
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Old 08-14-08, 12:47 PM   #10
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pm me if interested in the cannondale in my sig.
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Old 08-14-08, 01:00 PM   #11
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i bought it on mommmy and daddys credit card
i need help funding it and rly rly need some colord deepv rims tires
plz help anything
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Old 08-14-08, 01:20 PM   #12
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insane. i sold mine in much better shape (no dings and just a few scratches) for 830. But it was a 54
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they've been through the roof for a while now. still surprised it went for that much considering the "notable dent."
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still, i guess people pay nearly that much for keirin frames all the time.
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Old 08-14-08, 02:17 PM   #15
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Especially considering the Capo is THE SAME BIKE as the old Cannondale Track, that is silly.
the two frames are nothing alike, the capo looks terrible and has horrible paint compared to the blue, green, or black of the pista, tubing was much nicer looking, no integrated headset.

The pista was an all around great aluminum frame and it's no surprise it's going for $1000+. Quite on the steep end (I've seen them go for $500 before) but if the paint is great and it's your size...
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I'm kind of shocked by this price too. Even in less than perfect condition.

They weren't so desirable a year or two ago, were they? I remember them being much less expensive.

In any case, they are awesome, great looking bikes. I got one recently and I knew I was getting a good deal but didn't realize quite how good until now.
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I sense someone with too much free credit to play with or a bad case of buyer's remorse. Nothing wrong with the C'dale, I'd like to have one myself, but that frame isn't worth it.
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You can buy a capo for 800.
You'll probably spend 200-300 getting it fixed up with a seat, pedals, ect.



But why pay that much for a used older frame that probably isn't as light as the caad5 capo?
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What about these are two different frames don't you guys understand? The Capo is a road bike with track ends. The Cannondale Track 2.8 is a track frame.
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What about these are two different frames don't you guys understand? The Capo is a road bike with track ends. The Cannondale Track 2.8 is a track frame.
probably the rather misleading description of the frame from cannondale themselves:

"The Capo frame is Cannondale's original track frame from over a decade ago. "
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What about these are two different frames don't you guys understand? The Capo is a road bike with track ends. The Cannondale Track 2.8 is a track frame.
and uh what do you not understand about how little difference there is?

if you want a good light alum frame why buy used?
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and uh what do you not understand about how little difference there is?
there's actually a huge difference.

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if you want a good light alum frame why buy used?
are you joking?

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Old 08-14-08, 05:09 PM   #23
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Yeah, cuz if Cannondale said it, it must be true!

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But why pay that much for a used older frame that probably isn't as light as the caad5 capo?



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oops, looks like somebody beat me to the punch
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