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Cannondale Team Crest '88 Road bike Frame size?

Old 02-20-11, 12:35 PM
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Cannondale Team Crest '88 Road bike Frame size?

I am probably going to be selling this Cannondale Crest bike I found at a pawn shop. It is white with multicolored triangles on the frame, and says Reynolds Aluminum on the seat post, and Tange on the front forks. It has Shimano 105 components. The rear wheel is bent. I had a friend who works at the bike shop straighten it but it still is slightly out of round. I think it may have been layed over because of that and the white handlebar tape which has scrapes and the plug at the ends of the handlebars was missing. THere's a small tear in the back of the seat as well. Overall, though, the rest of the bike's in great shape. The frame looks great, with only a few small paint flakes here and there. Overall very nice.

Would like to know a realistic valuation for an eBay sale but also would need to know what size this frame is? I measured from the floor to top of the frame tube and it is around 33.5". From the center of the crank to the top of the seat tube is 23.5" (top of seat tube, not top of top tube). Straight up from the crank is around 22.5 I think. Any help determining the size of this frame would be appreciated.

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Old 02-20-11, 02:44 PM
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I believe the 1st two digits of the SN (under the left rear chainstay) are the size in cm

I don't think anyone will offer a valuation w/o some good pictures - including the damage. Understand that people are leery about hidden damage and it will reduce the prospect for sale.
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Yep, and these have not been very highly valued in the past. Perfect example on eBay with all Campy Athena failed to get the $800 minimum bid. I think the frame by itself later sold for about $300, but again that was a PERFECT example. Cannondale sold a number of these to dealers and aside from the paint job most were plain old SR500 bikes (1st gen 105, Wolber rims). Nice, solid bikes but not selling for an extraordinary price.
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The frame is the same as an sr500? Oh I definitely provide all angles and pictures and info needed to make a good decision. Mostly I'm asking about the frame size, not particularly high on the "estimation of value" as that's always dependent on the buyer and seller's individual opinions. It's pretty easy to determine that based on other topics in this section.

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Old 02-20-11, 07:51 PM
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Here's a couple of pictures

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That certainly does look like it's in good condition. (And I like the toothpaste motif!)
The frames were the same back them - only the sizes varied and were marked as indicated above.
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It's in great shape other than the abovementioned.. The frame is in great shape. It is a very cool looking bike. I'd probably put new wheels on it and pedals. I'm sure whoever got it would want to update it a bit. I'll look at it tomorrow to figure out the frame size, but I am thinking it's around a 22.5" frame. It would probably be a cm measurement, though.. Mostly flat sidewalk areas around here and I am pretty much into the old Schwinn cruiser I just restored right now, I enjoy just casually riding around mostly, and my lower back is happier when I'm in a more upright position on a bike.

I was toying with the idea of putting a different set of handlebars on it so I could sit more upright, but this frame may be too large for me. I have to stand on tiptoes when standing over the bar.
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It's in great shape other than the abovementioned.. The frame is in great shape. It is a very cool looking bike. I'd probably put new wheels on it and pedals. I'm sure whoever got it would want to update it a bit. I'll look at it tomorrow to figure out the frame size, but I am thinking it's around a 22.5" frame. It would probably be a cm measurement, though.. Mostly flat sidewalk areas around here and I am pretty much into the old Schwinn cruiser I just restored right now, I enjoy just casually riding around mostly, and my lower back is happier when I'm in a more upright position on a bike.

I was toying with the idea of putting a different set of handlebars on it so I could sit more upright, but this frame may be too large for me. I have to stand on tiptoes when standing over the bar.
IMO, It would not be a very good idea to put cruiser bars on this Cannondale.
I think you should put this bike up for sale - You would get enough money to buy something more suited to your preferences.
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OK, I tried to hold it in as long as I could...


SELL IT TO YOUR DENTIST! BAHAHA!














OK, am I the only one who found that funny?
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I agree there is someone out there who would love this bike as it is. sell it and get a nice hybrid with upright bars.

just what size is it? looks like a 60ish?

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I'd guess a 58. Yes, same frame as all other SR's made that model year. Note 1st gen 105- basically a fancy SR500. Not that there's anything wrong with that- those are excellent bikes.

Could be the pic, but I'd also check that fork...
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Like I said my friend who is a bike mechanic put it on the bike holder, and adjusted everything, trued the wheels and everything is great, but there is the handlebars that has the scrape on the right and then the back wheel was trued side-to-side but it has a small bend round-wise so it needs replacing, although I couldn't really tell when I was riding it, and the small tear in the seat shown. The forks are great.

I actually did tell my dentist about it! He had just bought another bike and wasn't interested... Although it made for interesting conversation in the dentist's chair (you know, when you have to choose your words carefully because various things are being put in your mouth!)

My friend commented that the frame and everything was in great shape. He checked the bike pretty thoroughly.

Oh, the bag under the seat comes with some goodies, a blue allen key and a replacement Continental inner tube and a patch kit.

Those pictures I forgot I had removed the white air pump.http://img189.imageshack.us/i/1010268l.jpg/

A couple more pics:

http://img809.imageshack.us/i/1010265.jpg/
http://img412.imageshack.us/i/1010270.jpg/

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It's a 60 based on the serial number (first 2 digits of the 11 digit code are 60)
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