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How Much For Original '86 Cannondale SR400

Old 06-01-11, 10:31 PM
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How Much For Original '86 Cannondale SR400

I have a friend who has an all original SR400 in blue with about 1k miles on it.

How much should I pay for this bicycle?
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Old 06-02-11, 09:20 AM
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Nobody knows? The bike is a size 53 cm, blue, all original condition, no modifications, and is all rideable.

Hello Dr. Cannondale? Help!
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Old 06-02-11, 09:29 AM
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Most any of these older Cannondales go from 125 to 300 depending on condition and bike knowledge of the seller. Sometimes you can get them at garage sale prices from people but not often. The typical going rate for a frame fork is 75 to 125. Bikes again, usually from 125 to 300. Not knowing what market your in, stating any price is just bad guesswork.

You might try the What's it Worth Appraisals and Inquiries forum also.
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you posted in the middle of the night and threre is a good chance the post fell below some more active more interesting ones.

also you should have posted to the aaprasail forums. an '86 all original with 1K? I would give between $150 and 200/ odds are pretty good it needs alot of work, chain FW, brake pads, maybe tires...

do you have pics?
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I got my '85 SR500 for $29. It was just a pile of parts. I put about $70 into rehabbing it. I plan on putting it up for $250 but not so sure I'll get that. If I get $175-$200 I'd be okay with that.

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Old 06-02-11, 10:39 AM
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All depends on the condition and market. In Orange County (the OC?) more like $400 in decent condition but needing the consumables replaced. Figure $100 for tires, tubes, saddle, bar wrap, cables, housing. 86 frames are generally not as desireable as later ones because the welds are not as nicely finished as the 87-88 ones, but some later 86's are very nice. SOme people like the DiaCompe/Suntour brake & drivetrain combinations, others not so much. In my experience the Shimano stuff tends to hold up much better, shift more crisply, stop more effectively but again those are later years.

If you like it, it rides well, fits you, shifts nicely and you're in southern CA, then $300-400 would not be outrageous. Less would be nice, more if the stuff mentioned above has been replaced in the last year or so.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
odds are pretty good it needs alot of work, chain FW, brake pads, maybe tires...
Not trying to say you're wrong. Just curious why you say chain and freewheel. If it really only has 1000mi, shouldn't the chain and freewheel still be fine? Just give the chain a good lube and go? Something I don't understand being a newbie?
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This is How Much Your Bicycle Is Worth, sort of.
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Originally Posted by Palomar01 View Post
Nobody knows? The bike is a size 53 cm, blue, all original condition, no modifications, and is all rideable.
Yep, with no pictures, no one really knows. I picked one up last week for free. It was worth a little more than that, but not a lot more due to needing quite a bit of work.

+1 And what location? No Cannondale of that vintage will bring the high end prices mentioned earlier here.

Knoregs price for a fully rehabbed bike, fresh tires, cables, bar tape, bearings and grease, sounds about right.

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I know that here in OC where I live they are popular and I dislike the words, "The OC". I don't live in The Orange County any more than the folks north of me live in "The Los Angeles County". Stupid TV show. Sorry, rant is over.

I found one recently that was a 1990 Criteruim I believe with Shimano 600/105/RSX mix of parts in VGC but some paint chips and a funky comfort style saddle. Had a cro-mo fork. Sold for $275 in 1 day. It was white and not the super hot Black one that folks rave about. Rock solid ride.
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Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
I know that here in OC where I live they are popular and I dislike the words, "The OC". I don't live in The Orange County any more than the folks north of me live in "The Los Angeles County". Stupid TV show. Sorry, rant is over.
I feel you - but it could be worse. You could have to deal with continual jokes about whether or not you're Amish, whether or not your house has running water, whether Floyd shared his EPO stash with you, yadda, yadda ...
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You could have to deal with continual jokes about whether or not you're Amish, whether or not your house has running water, whether Floyd shared his EPO stash with you, yadda, yadda ...


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I feel you - but it could be worse. You could have to deal with continual jokes about whether or not you're Amish, whether or not your house has running water, whether Floyd shared his EPO stash with you, yadda, yadda ...
Yeah, bummer. Well are you, does it and did he? Just kidding, I couldn't resist. Do the Amish ride bikes?
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