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Did I do a good job? Cannondale

Old 10-25-16, 12:52 AM
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Did I do a good job? Cannondale


I decided to send an offer on this bike and it sold to me for $200 with shipping. It's a C-dale with Shimano 105 components, and it should fit me. What are your thoughts? Did I do well?

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Old 10-25-16, 02:36 AM
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I like it, and the price shipped seems pretty damn good to me. I think the colour was "blueberry"? If it were mine, I'd get a new fork and a modern component group & new wheelset, replace everything and enjoy it!
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Old 10-25-16, 07:38 AM
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If you sent the buyer an offer and he accepted, it is binding. It doesn't matter if you did well, its yours. If he is shipping to you for $200, it is an okay purchase, but I would have preferred an OEM fork for the $$$ spent.
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Old 10-25-16, 08:11 AM
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Just copy/pasting the info from the ad because I think their makeshift bike terminology is amusing.

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CANNONDALE SHIMANO 105 OPAL BLUE ROAD BIKE

(BIKE'S COLOR IS ONLY SELLER'S OPINION...YOUR COLOR THEORY OR VISUAL INTERPRETATION MAY OR MAY NOT BE DIFFERENT)

60 CM FRAME SIZE (estimate)

U.S. MEAUREMENTS:

34" FLOOR TO SEAT POLE INPUT

22.5" SEAT POLE SHAFT TO HANDLE POLE SHAFT

ABOUT 24.5" PEDDLE AXLE CENTER TO TOP OF SEAT POLE SHAFT

***33" MINIMUM INSEAM OR CROTCH CLEARANCE TO STAND OVER FRAME TOP TUBE SAFELY***

SHIMANO 105 FRONT AND REAR DERAILORS AND SHIFTERS

Few scratches bike has been used but in great condition needs more tape on handle bars
U.S. SHIPPING ONLY- BY FED-EX GROUND
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I like the color, and the frame looks to be in good shape. I don't know what's going on with that fork. I'd lose the Tri bar extensions and see if all the components can be cleaned and lubed and made functional. Then ride it for a bit and see what you want to do, if anything, beyond that. If you keep that fork, sand it and spray it gloss black with appliance paint. Or get a CF fork. Assuming no big surprises when it arrives, it seems like a pretty good deal, though I agree with Oddjob2 that the fork is a wildcard in the deal.
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When I find an old road bicycle with a non original fork, I spend extra time checking of the integrity of the frame set, just in case the fork was replaced as a result of a crash. If buying on-line, I would not even consider such a purchase, simply because I cannot properly inspect the frame for damage. As for the price...

Not too bad but, once again, a non original fork is a red flag. That said, I think the OP paid too much and is taking a chance in doing so. That said, I do wish him or her the best of luck with the purchase and hope that the bike proves road worthy and safe to ride.
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Thank you all for your feedback; I'll let you know what I choose to do with the bike. That being said, I am glad I am still learning and I am grateful for feedback like yours!
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Old 10-26-16, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulSimoleon View Post
Thank you all for your feedback; I'll let you know what I choose to do with the bike. That being said, I am glad I am still learning and I am grateful for feedback like yours!
What your going to do with? You didn't buy it to ride it? Personally I think it looks small for a 60/23. It also seems to need a lot of work. A complete overhaul and good waxing of the frame, cleaning everything and reinstalling it, new tires probably cables and bar tape.

Considering f what shipping can cost $200 probably isn't bad, but why does the listing say sold for 300?
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That frame looks more like a 56cm
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It has an outdoorsy look
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
What your going to do with? You didn't buy it to ride it? Personally I think it looks small for a 60/23.
Remember, those are oversized alloy tubes. My 58 cm CAAD 10 barely has room for a silver dollar where the top tube and down tube meet the head tube (with the welding, it's kind of a semi-circle there as opposed to the more squared-off shape you get with lugged steel in that area).
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I am planning on riding it; I got it for $200 on a best offer, so it doesn't show up as selling for that much.
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Get a carbon fork, I had a Cannondale with a cf fork and loved how it looked and rode.



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33" to clear the top tube makes the frame a 58cm.

Do you have the legs to standover that bike?

If the frame doesn't fit, it doesn't mater how much or how little you paid.

$200 shipped is a steal. Properly packing/packaging a bike by a bike store costs $50-$75 minimum, and shipping a bike 3000 miles is going to cost another $75-$100 minimum.

So you paid about $50 for the bike. That's a steal, even if it needs work.

The non-original fork bothers me, but for what you paid for the bike, you can afford to replace the fork when the bike arrives. As others have already mentioned, you should get the bike frame inspected by a professional to make sure that there aren't any crash related problems. Replacing the front fork is rare unless it was an upgrade (doesn't look like carbon to me) damaged in a crash.
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I'm 5'11", so I think that it will be a good fit. As for inspection, I will work with my ex-bike mechanic friend to make this a great ride. Thank you for your input, I've appreciated all the responses!
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I am 5'11" and a 58 CM could work. I prefer a 56 though.

A steal for this bike? I had a Connondale that was a Shimano 600, and was stone mint. In an area that bikes are usually easy to sell it took me a damn month+ to get $200. I paid fifty for it.

Anyway enjoy it.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post

Considering f what shipping can cost $200 probably isn't bad, but why does the listing say sold for 300?
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I am planning on riding it; I got it for $200 on a best offer, so it doesn't show up as selling for that much.
Interesting.

Have never known ebay listings which ended in a Best Offer being taken to show anything other than "BEST OFFER ACCEPTED", without showing the price accepted.

In the last few months, I have both purchased a used frame, where my best offer was accepted, and sold an old frame, where I accepted a best offer. Both listings showed "BEST OFFER ACCEPTED".
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I'm not sure what to tell you, I just got the order confirmation back and the receipt is for $200. I could screenshot it when I'm at my computer next.
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Originally Posted by PaulSimoleon View Post
I'm 5'11", so I think that it will be a good fit. As for inspection, I will work with my ex-bike mechanic friend to make this a great ride. Thank you for your input, I've appreciated all the responses!
Personally think it might be too large of a bike if youre 5'11 and this bike turns out to be a 60cm.

My initial thoughts on the purchase for 300 was not that great. For 200, sounds much better. I would tear the whole thing down, give the frame a nice wash, overhaul all the parts with new grease/cables/etc and ride it out.
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