Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-11, 10:42 AM   #1
xavier853
.
Thread Starter
 
xavier853's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus
Bikes: Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Possible new frame

So, I have the opportunity to pick up a '90s Cannondale Track frame, which is one of my dream frames.

The seller says there are some minor dents in the TT and also some scratches on the chain stays. This isn't really an issue for me. I think those add character and show its been ridden. (getting better pictures to make sure the dents are indeed nothing major)

What I would really like to know is, what would be a reasonable offer? I might ask what he was looking to get out of it.
xavier853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 10:54 AM   #2
ianjk
:)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: duluth
Bikes: '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
Posts: 3,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
$50 is the most I would pay for a frame with dents over the interlink.

A "minor dent" could be a ding from locking up or could be from a major crash. Unless I could verify without a doubt (see it in person) that it was straight and not compromised, I would pass, but I am picky with stuff like that.
ianjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 10:57 AM   #3
xavier853
.
Thread Starter
 
xavier853's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus
Bikes: Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
$50 is the most I would pay for a frame with dents over the interlink.

A "minor dent" could be a ding from locking up or could be from a major crash. Unless I could verify without a doubt (see it in person) that it was straight and not compromised, I would pass, but I am picky with stuff like that.
Right. It will be a judgement call I will have to make. I might not be as picky as you.

But, assuming that these "minor dents" are indeed minor, what would be a reasonable offer?
xavier853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 11:12 AM   #4
jessesv
u________u
 
jessesv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: baltimore
Bikes:
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this 93 cannondale sold for $700 and was in 'great' condition with no dings or scratches (i had to talk myself out of pulling the trigger on it )

the area of $700 seems to be where a lot of these frames fall, so if the dings aren't bad, you could ask a little lower.
jessesv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 11:32 AM   #5
xavier853
.
Thread Starter
 
xavier853's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus
Bikes: Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Received some higher quality photos. The minor dents are indeed, minor. Dent was probably the wrong word. Ding is correct. Little chips from what I would assume is a lock.

I was thinking $600-650, or around there. I prefer this frame over the Pista Concept, which is my second choice, that I can get from my LBS. That would cost me about $780-800.

Seem about right?
xavier853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 11:57 AM   #6
soyboy
Senior Member
 
soyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: brooklyn
Bikes: raleigh gran prix converted to fixed
Posts: 941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i love that frame too but i would probably avoid it unless you can scoop it up for a real steal like 300 bucks, they may be tiny dings but they're dings in aluminum you might find yourself with a cracked frame in 3 months, you might have a frame for life, it's a risk
soyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 12:07 PM   #7
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 12,436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessesv View Post
this 93 cannondale sold for $700
It's not blue. worthless
hairnet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 12:13 PM   #8
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Sworks Venge; Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle
Posts: 12,117
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Don't get it... dreams should not be dented at all...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
It's not blue. worthless
QFMFT
__________________
pɐǝɹ oʇ sᴉ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉʎouuɐ ʍoɥ ǝǝs

Quote:
Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Pound sign: Kilo TT
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 12:34 PM   #9
vw addict
Senior Member
 
vw addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East coast
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown
Posts: 2,673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Don't get it... dreams should not be dented at all...
this, don't settle.
vw addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 12:46 PM   #10
docboyd
Senior Member
 
docboyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Riverside/Temecula, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 493
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Don't get it... dreams should not be dented at all...
Disagree, its your dream if you want it get it. Besides were just a bunch of people on the internet...
docboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 12:55 PM   #11
xavier853
.
Thread Starter
 
xavier853's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus
Bikes: Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also, I should note, that it is (semi)local. Easy drive to go take a look.
xavier853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 06:25 PM   #12
jessesv
u________u
 
jessesv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: baltimore
Bikes:
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
It's not blue. worthless
i was gonna say, either it's a repaint or someone stripped the decals off (tough to tell if that's original forrest green), and most people seem to be after the blue.

definitely check it out in person, you should know pretty quickly if it's really fulfilling your dream
jessesv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 07:14 PM   #13
xkillemallx16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: im, hungary
Bikes:
Posts: 1,983
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
650 is alot for a 20 year old aluminum frame.
xkillemallx16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 07:49 PM   #14
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Sworks Venge; Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle
Posts: 12,117
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
650 is alot for a 20 year old aluminum frame.
HELL NO THAT'S EXTORTION. I paid $650 for a pristine more sought out 52cm WITH king HS and sugino grand mighty in blue in a bro deal.... you might aswell spend that much on PBR and cigarettes.
__________________
pɐǝɹ oʇ sᴉ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉʎouuɐ ʍoɥ ǝǝs

Quote:
Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Pound sign: Kilo TT
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 09:18 PM   #15
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I will never understand owning a 20 year old aluminum frame I wouldn't buy it unless I could take to to a metal shop and have them do pressure test o the tubing and joints to make sure it wasn't about to fail

aluminum is really susceptible to metal fatigue and stress just sayin' you may want to go ahead and buy the newer frame to save yourself some heart ache

old steel is good old aluminum is deadly
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 10:13 PM   #16
jdgesus 
sɹɐʇsɟoןןnɟsʇıbɟɯo
 
jdgesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: seattle, too many links
Bikes: fixed gear recumbent trike
Posts: 3,990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
damn those aluminum aeroplanes! never gonna get in one again
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

next step is recumbent.




my bikes | bike blog | beer blog | work 1 | work 2
jdgesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-11, 11:46 PM   #17
yummygooey
i smell bacon
 
yummygooey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Bikes: Geekhouse Deerfield, GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, TET Track, Ritchey P-650b, Bridgestone MB-3
Posts: 5,607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cannondale should reissue these frames.
yummygooey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-11, 01:46 AM   #18
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
damn those aluminum aeroplanes! never gonna get in one again
actually the FAA requires hull pressure and stress testing of all aircraft so no you are pretty safe with planes as they are also made of magnesium and riveted together
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:14 AM.