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Old 03-11-16, 04:19 PM   #1
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Fair price for "as new" 2002 Cannondale RT1000

A beautiful local find in virtually new condition (maybe 500 miles use) of what, unfortunately, proved to be a divorce machine. Only the frame is truly an RT1000. The bike was built up at, and above, the RT3000 component level. I.e., more Dura-Ace (shifters and derailleurs) than the stock Ultegra (crankset) for the RT3000. Add to that a Chris King headset, Thomson stem, Easton EC70 captain's handlebar and White Industries hubs. No pedals or saddles worth saving, but who cares. The bike is my hard-to-find size, so I'd love to buy it, but the price seems high -$2,500.

Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-11-16, 04:24 PM   #2
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Yeah, $2500 seems high for that. It's a nice bike, with some good components, to be sure, but I wouldn't go anywhere close to $2,500. *Maybe* $2k, but even that would be pushing it. For that kind of money I'd be looking at Co-Motion or Santana.
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Old 03-11-16, 04:46 PM   #3
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Seems high to me. About a year ago we bought a mostly stock, very low miles 2001 RT3000 for $1250. Owner *claimed* 100 miles, but probably under 1000 miles. Still, everything was Ultegra and in nice shape.

At $2500, maybe consider a new Cannondale. Won't have that level of equipment but maybe good enough? Presumably you'd get a warranty as well.
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Old 03-11-16, 04:46 PM   #4
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Here's a single data point for comparison. I bought a like new, stock 2000 RT3000 with claimed 500 miles on it for $1500 four years ago.
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Old 03-11-16, 04:50 PM   #5
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I don't know. Probably worth just under $2000.00 as you don't find these in good condition or for sale every day of the week. I picked up a 2004 Cannondale for $1250 but I had to put a bit of money into it to get it up to new condition. Good luck.
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