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Old 10-22-16, 07:24 PM
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Could someone help me with pricing please?

Looking to sell my late husband's bike, I literally know nothing about it other than he said that it had some upgrades to it and retailed at around $900??? Please see the pictures below, it currently looks a bit shabby because it's been hanging there since he last rode it which was about 15 months ago. Live in Phoenix, if location helps with pricing. Have no idea what size it is, all I know is that I am 5'3 and cannot ride it... it's too tall.
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Old 10-22-16, 08:07 PM
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I just had a quick look at TUS/PHX Cannondale listings on Craigslist. Range is from $375 to $200 for similar models. Given the size of yours I'd point you toward the middle/low end of that range if you want it to sell; it's big, and that's going to limit your market.

If it were mine I'd price it at $225 and hope for 200. More likely it'd leave here for $175. If you price it much higher than that you'll be waiting a while; the R300 is at the lower end of their R-Series. That, combined with frame size, leads me to believe it's not going to fetch a premium.

...But hey, at least it's finally riding season here in AZ!!
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Old 10-22-16, 08:09 PM
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I am having a hard time seeing the handlebars in the pictures. Looks like a nice bike with lower end Shimano shifting. You are looking at around $350 to $400. Your market may be less. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 10-23-16, 07:46 AM
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Yes, please, take the bike out from behind the flotsam in the garage, and post a couple COMPLETE pics.....
With pics like those, you'll never sell it!
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Old 10-23-16, 09:12 AM
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A Sora equipped bike should sell for $275-$325 IMHO. Given it is a Cannondale, low $300s is my estimate of FMV, even as a tall frame.

I agree with the above comments, take the bike off the hooks, clean it with a damp rag, and take outdoor photos with a clean background to maximize its appeal.
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Old 10-23-16, 09:51 AM
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I would say around $300-350. For selling you should turn the bars back down to a standard road bike position, doesn't really take any skill just an allen wrench and a couple of minutes and it will add $50 or so to the likely sale price.
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Old 10-23-16, 04:38 PM
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I was thinking this is a 2000 R300 Triple (CAAD 3 frame), since the color and components match that, but in that year the R300 came with a chro-moly fork. The Carbon Slice Eschelon fork came on the R600 Cannondale that year, which was 2 steps up (same exact CAAD 3 frame, slightly better components). I don't have the Cannondale catalogues for the years around 2000, so I'm not sure if there was a yellow R300 Triple with that fork offered in other years.

It's possible that this is indeed a model year 2000 bike with an upgraded fork. In any event, carbon fiber forks take a lot of the vibration/harshness out of the early Cannondale alloy frames, so as long as the fork is in good shape (no damage or deep scratches), it should make this bike a bit more desirable, and you should highlight that in your ad (along with good photos!).

And yes, this is a VERY tall frame. You should measure the 'standover' height and list that -- its the vertical distance from the top tube to the ground.
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UPDATE: Could someone help me with pricing please?

New pictures of the bike, I finally got it down and cleaned it, although I am not sure how well I did. The bike, if I measured it correctly is 34 inches (that's from the ground to the top of the middle bar). I adjusted the handle bars as suggested as well, although I am not sure I have them in the exact position that they should be???

Thank you for all your help again, really appreciate you all!

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Much better. Bars are close enough. I feel for the effort required.
I would offer the bike at $380. The tire valve adapter shown in one of the earlier images appears turned wrong way around. The bike has presta valves that require a bit of awareness to work with.
The way you measured is a bit useful to provide a "stand over" measurement.
The frame size is most likely in the 23" to 24". Measured along the seat tube from the center of the pedal cranks to the top of the top tube and not including the seatpost collar.
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That is a big boy bike, 25" or 62cm frame. Need to be 6'3" or taller for it.
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Originally Posted by rational1 View Post
New pictures of the bike, I finally got it down and cleaned it, although I am not sure how well I did. The bike, if I measured it correctly is 34 inches (that's from the ground to the top of the middle bar). I adjusted the handle bars as suggested as well, although I am not sure I have them in the exact position that they should be???

Thank you for all your help again, really appreciate you all!

Jill

Bless you, girl

I wish you all the success in the world on the sale --- all too often its not the financial component, its making sure your loved one's valued items go to a good home

---- I purchased a Centurion Ironman from a young woman who lost her husband far too soon and she has kept in touch with me ever since --- i do my best to honor the memory, if not the machine

----- Yes, the best prospective buyer will be tall, like your husband no doubt was, --- but he's out there, and likely frustrated as well at not being able to find anything that fits and i hope he finds your bike soon
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Hmmm, my husband was only 5'9, could I have measured incorrectly?
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Old 12-12-16, 09:00 AM
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Okay middle of crank shaft to top of tube is indeed 23" so asking price of 350 sound about right or is that too much?
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$350 is fine
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Hmmm, my husband was only 5'9, could I have measured incorrectly?
You measured correctly; your husband just happened to ride a larger bike than most 5'9" guys would.
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You measured correctly; your husband just happened to ride a larger bike than most 5'9" guys would.
This. I'm 6' even and ride a 58cm/23" Cannondale. Your frame is noticeably larger/taller than mine, which you can mostly easily see in how tall the head tube is (the vertical tube below the handlebars). Because Cannondales are made with oversized aluminum tubing, the usual method of measuring frame size doesn't work very well. It's kind of complicated to explain, so I'd simply list the 'standover height' as you've measured, and let the photo speak for itself.

Good luck with your sale. If you want to get the most for it, you might wait a few months till the beginning of spring, which is when more people are looking for bikes -- though in your location, the season may not matter much.
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You measured correctly; your husband just happened to ride a larger bike than most 5'9" guys would.
Probably bought from a Schwinn shop in an earlier life, where the bigger the bike the bigger the man philosophy reigned.

$350 should get noticed. Now, be smart and handle the transaction in public, in the daytime, at a place of your choosing, away from your residence.
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Hmmm, my husband was only 5'9, could I have measured incorrectly?
No, more than likely, he got 'taken' by the salesman who had been trying to unload that huge frame bike for some time. At 5'9", I couldn't imagine that he could put 2 feet firmly on the ground while stopped! Sounds almost like riding a penny-farthing....

Keep in mind, very large frames often take a long time to sell; I'm 6'3" tall, and my Cannondale is the next size down. Your bike is the right size for somebody 6'5" or taller, which means no more than 2% of the population will fit the frame.
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Old 12-12-16, 06:32 PM
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Thank you all for your assistance, I am very grateful, as I would have no idea whats what on this thing. Very grateful for all your answers, I have tried other sites for trying to price his motorcycles and haven't come across one that is so helpful. Thank you again.

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