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Cannondale R600

Old 05-05-15, 05:13 PM
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Cannondale R600

I'd like an opinion on this bike, it sounds like its under priced but thats why im asking?


Aluminium/carbon fiber Cannondale R-600!! Xtra large frame!!

if I get positive feedback I will pull the trigger
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Old 05-05-15, 06:59 PM
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Well presented, I think it is priced right. Buyers will want to know how tall have they got to be and what year is the bike.
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Old 05-05-15, 09:02 PM
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also going to look at this one someone here mentioned looks like a good bike and great deal also.


https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/5009949235.html
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How tall are you? Bit of a difference in the bike sizes.
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Old 05-06-15, 06:27 AM
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6/3" they both seem to be around the same size no? one was 34 stand over the other was 34.5 SO
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They're both fine bikes, well presented, and the prices are reasonable. The wheels are mismatched on the cannondale which would drive me a bit nuts but it may not matter to you. The cannondale is the more expensive bike of the two. You may find the trek to be more versatile as it has eyelets and rack braze ons. I'm partial to the trek. I just built up a vintage trek 400 for my daughter (an '85) and thought it was a very sound bike. Also with old bikes (and this may be a bit of an unjustified prejudice on my part), I'd rather have a steel frame.
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I think the Trek is overpriced for Light Action (low end components). The Cannonade is a better deal.

The Trek here, with those components, is a $200 to $250 MAX bike.

6-3 = Trek is too small anyway.

Trek ad is almost all BS, four pinocchios on that one.

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Old 05-06-15, 07:33 AM
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+1 Trek is overpriced. But it's more versatile with rack/fender mounts. If you could get it for $250 I'd say go for it. But the seller seems to think very highly of it so I doubt he'll be reasoned down that much.

The Cannondale is priced fairly. Go for that one.
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Old 05-06-15, 09:53 AM
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The Canondale is fairly if not under priced, the large size and setup for a a larger man and mismatched wheels likely will hold the price down by a $100 or more which works to the OP's advantage. The Trek is also nice but slightly overpriced considering the lesser components. I would say check the size in person and if it fit's go with the Canondale it is a much nicer bike.
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Old 05-06-15, 11:23 AM
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Agree, go ride both to see which fits better. Partial to old lugged treks myself, I think a much better ride than cannondales but jmo. Treks also hold value well so if you can see it, ride, admire, make offer 250-300 is fair price if you plan to ride and keep for period correct, great shape ready to ride trek with new tires, wrap, etc. That build is fine and should be rock solid, has never been used (it appears) and should provide years of excellent service.

I like the touring geometries on 80s treks b/c lots of clearance for bigger tires, plus fenders, plus racks make them excellent commuters and all around bikes.. Trek could be too small at 6'3 but next size is 25.5.
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Adding to the above...

- The Cannondale has STI gear sifters, built into the brake levers. The Trek has down tube sifters, difficult to reach the taller you and the bike are.

- Many people feel steel frame Treks ride better than alum frame Cannondales.

- The Cannondale has a radial spoke pattern front wheel; theoretically faster when driven by a fast rider, but more fragile than the cross pattern front wheel on the Trek.
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Old 05-06-15, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by turbomangt View Post
also going to look at this one someone here mentioned looks like a good bike and great deal also.


https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/5009949235.html
I have met the guy selling the Trek, so thatll influence my view.


- The price is high compared to what you could get elsewhere for the components but the same condition could be hard to come by.
- The bike may fit or may be a hair too small, it just depends on your geometry.
- The finish should be excellent- he typically does very good work from what I have seen and there is pride in his work. Bikes he sells aren't just quick flips- the ones I saw were adjusted properly where needed, cleaned, and consumables changed where needed.
- The guy loves his Vader saddles. They are cheap in cost and not terrible in quality for awhile. Saddles are such an individual preference that it isn't something I care much about, you may be different.
- Bikes he sells are often times touched up with matching paint where possible. You can look at this 2 ways- its a negative because it sometimes wont match perfectly when viewed up close or its a positive because it shows how he spends time on the bike and pays close enough attention to try and improve the appearance while improving the condition.


As for his the description in his ad- he talks the bike up, for sure. He also has a working knowledge of 80s road bikes, specifically Japanese bikes. To me that shows he cares about his hobby/side job more than just the money.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
As for his the description in his ad- he talks the bike up, for sure. He also has a working knowledge of 80s road bikes, specifically Japanese bikes. To me that shows he cares about his hobby/side job more than just the money.
There's a difference between taking pride in your work and lying. The bike looks very well done, and I'm sure the guy does good work, but the following quotes from his ad are nothing but BS:

The 400 model is a highly regarded semi-pro bike...
The bike is equipped with many high-end light alloy components.

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Old 05-06-15, 03:02 PM
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There's a difference between taking pride in your work and lying. The bike looks very well done, and I'm sure the guy does good work, but the following quotes from his ad are nothing but BS:
The 'semi-pro- and 'high end' comments caught my eye, too.
It's a nice bike and all, but those are outrageous exaggerations bordering on out-and-out lies.
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That being said, I bought the bike and got it for less than he was asking, it rode nice, being its my first road bike, with little $$$ infested, I may still buy the Cannondale if I can swing it..this bike is in mint condition.
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Originally Posted by turbomangt View Post
with little $$$ infested
I would love to be infested with money
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Originally Posted by turbomangt View Post
That being said, I bought the bike and got it for less than he was asking, it rode nice, being its my first road bike, with little $$$ infested, I may still buy the Cannondale if I can swing it..this bike is in mint condition.
Very good to hear- welcome to the owners of 80s steel bikes club!
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Old 05-08-15, 05:50 PM
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you wont believe this but I just bought the Cannondale today as well, went to look at it and test ride it, plus I made an offer he took, could not pass it up, I think you guys are passing along your OCD about bikes to me. LOL
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Congratulations and enjoy your purchases! I have always wanted a Cannondale since my first bike shop gig working in a Tennessee dealership.
Couldn't afford them then, now I have too many others to be able to justify buying one to The Bike Purchasing Censor (aka my significant other).

I consoled myself by getting a near-mint Cannondale handlebar bag like those I used to sell. It's currently installed on one of my "wall-bikes" on display.
Can't reveal which one, as it is a very famous Italian marque which also suffers with a Campagnolo chain guard and spoke protector, as my "little joke."
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Congratulations and enjoy your purchases! I have always wanted a Cannondale since my first bike shop gig working in a Tennessee dealership.
Couldn't afford them then, now I have too many others to be able to justify buying one to The Bike Purchasing Censor (aka my significant other).

I consoled myself by getting a near-mint Cannondale handlebar bag like those I used to sell. It's currently installed on one of my "wall-bikes" on display.
Can't reveal which one, as it is a very famous Italian marque which also suffers with a Campagnolo chain guard and spoke protector, as my "little joke."
talking about Significant other..my wife is going to give me the 20 questions when she notices 2 bikes. when I told her I wanted a road bike she goes WHY? I said because I want to go faster (she goes why dont you just pedal faster on the bike you got now LOL...see what I have to deal with LOL
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