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Old 06-19-03, 06:46 AM
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Bike worth?

Hey all, I'm hoping that I can enlist some help.

I went to one of the LBS in town yesterday, hoping to negotiate the purchase of a new road/tri bike, with the trade-in of my current road bike, and a new mountain bike that I won.

Since the road bike is worth far more (I thought) that the mountain, I described it to him, and was very disappointed to hear that he thought I paid much more than its worth.

I bought the bike secondhand, only this Spring, based on a glowing recommendation from other more experienced cyclists who were with me.

I'd appreciate what others thought. Please keep in mind that I'm REALLY new to any kind of cycling, let alone road stuff.

It's a Cannondale 500 Silk Road frame, with mixed components:

105 rear derailleur, crankset (double),

Tiagra hubs, front derailleur (likely, since I can't find the 105 symbol on it), shifters

Cinelli handlebars,

and the rest of the components are non-descript, because I can't find the manufacturer name.

I'm in Canada too. Not sure if that makes any kind of difference as far as resale goes (aside from currency paid).

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