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Cannondale R500 Feminine - Value?

Old 09-05-10, 04:02 PM
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Cannondale R500 Feminine - Value?

So... not sure if this qualifies as vintage or not. A Cannondale R500 Feminine (CAAD4 frame) listed on CL for $450? It's an XS frame (650 mm wheels), which would fit my wife very nicely. Shimano Tiagra components. But this bike would appear to be 8+ years old. 450 sounds steep. Opinions?
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what year is it? bit I agreee it might be a bit new here. 450 may seem like alot if it was a run of the mill Cdale but if this is an extra small model and it fits.....

how much is it new?
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No, this bike does not qualify as vintage. Its nine years old.

Your options are fairly limited when you want a bike that small. Price really depends on condition, if it is spotless and ready to ride, price is OK, maybe a tad high. If it needs any work, price is too high.

9 speed Tiagra STI bike. Pretty much any STI Cannondale brings over $300, this is a pretty decent model in a very hard to find size. How much time and effort do you want to spend looking? Are you set on getting a Cannondale, or open to any brand?

I think it is a 2001, sold for $1200 new. But finding a quality used adult road bike in such a small size is a difficult challenge. You probably won't see another one of this caliber in Charlotte for a long, long time.
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Thanks to both for your insights. Sorry for the "non C/V" post - but I didn't get any responses in another sub-forum I posted to. Bike is in very good condition - wife rode it Saturday and it really has been maintained well. The main thing is, it fits!

One slight oddity - at least I've never seen it before - is a pivoting stem, allowing for up/down height adjustment. Any comment on that arrangement?

Finally, as we will be needing to buy new pedals and shoes for this bike (another ~$200), would a bike shop typically be willing to make adjustments to the overall set-up with the used bike, or would we be looking at another $50 - $75 for a proper "fitting"?
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I personally don't care for that style stem. But replacement stems are readily available. And if you like it, keep it.

Every shop is an individual business. How one shop responds to your fitting questions is going to be different than the next shop. Start calling around and you will find one to work with you, particularly if you buy pedals and shoes from them.
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