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Old 05-27-10, 08:42 PM
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Cannondale R-900

I guy a work w/ is selling a 93ish Cannondale R-900. I have no pics or any real specs on the bike other than year, model and size (56cm). He is asking $300. Does that seem to be reasonable price for the bike? I'm not looking to buy, he just asked me to check out the price. He said the bike was recently serviced w/ new derailuers, brakes etc.... He also has a bunch of parts in a box I'm going to check out next week so I'll try to grab a pic of the bike too. Thanks
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Old 05-27-10, 09:13 PM
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Depends on what the new bits are... The original was an 8sp Ultegra with STIs (and yes $300 is about market price, maybe a tad less, for around here) If he replaced the Ultegra bits with lesser parts, then not so. It all depends on the condition.
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^Gotcha. I'll find out and report back
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1993 or newer specs are on Bikepedia. If it is 1993, it will have Shimano 600 STI, definitely worth it in ready to ride condition. 1992 had Shimano 600 STI as well. Classic/vintage Cannondale site has all of the catalogs for every year.

If it has down tube shifters, then the bike is older, and not worth $300.

Could probably get $350 to $375 for it around here assuming everything is good to go, ready to ride, and had all the original components on it (including Shimano 600 STI). Unfortunately, it is no longer that bike.

Price is going to be less with the components replaced, unless he replaced them with similar high end stuff. How much less depends on the grade of the components. Doubtful he replaced them with equivalent high grade parts, as that would have been pretty costly. And he would have remembered spending $500 to $600 getting that work done for sure!!! So if he did, bike should be worth $450 or more, and would have all Ultegra components.

I don't know why bike would be serviced with new brakes, derailleurs, etc. That is a big negative, as the bike came with pretty high end stuff. What kind of service requires derailleurs and brakes to be replaced???? Has the bike been sitting outside and all steel parts got all rusty?
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Some people listen to their friends and when their friends tell them they need the latest and greatest, they go and replace what they have w/ the latest and greatest. Considering where I live (near the Lehigh Valley Velodrome) and the amount of high end expensive bikes there are riding around in the cornfields, I think that might be what happened. If that is the case, perhaps the box of extra parts are all the original 600 sti.... perfect for what I want.
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Originally Posted by RobE30 View Post
Some people listen to their friends and when their friends tell them they need the latest and greatest, they go and replace what they have w/ the latest and greatest. Considering where I live (near the Lehigh Valley Velodrome) and the amount of high end expensive bikes there are riding around in the cornfields, I think that might be what happened. If that is the case, perhaps the box of extra parts are all the original 600 sti.... perfect for what I want.
If that's the case, you got a super score
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it is alwasy possible that when the seller says 'new deraileurs, brakes, etc' what he means is the bike has d a tune up and new cables installed, and may not actually mean the components themselves were replaced.
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it is alwasy possible that when the seller says 'new deraileurs, brakes, etc' what he means is the bike has d a tune up and new cables installed, and may not actually mean the components themselves were replaced.
Some friends of mine took their two Cannondales in to get "updated" (without me knowing about it), the shop kept all of their old "obsolete" components and replaced with modern low end crap....Sad....

But this guy says he kept it all, which is great!
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Hopefully I'll be looking @ the bike and parts on Wednesday and I plan to update accordingly. Just keep your fingers crossed he has a box of sti 600 and not a box of shimano eagle II....
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