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What's can my cannondale go for? I'm a noob....

Old 11-19-12, 11:32 PM
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What's can my cannondale go for? I'm a noob....

I'm a noob when it comes to bikes. I got this bike a while back @ a co-op. I am interested in selling it on craigslist, but would like to seemingly know a bit about what I'm selling. If anyone could help me on the specs and give me a ball park on a price it could go for in my area. As far as the condition goes, its tip top with the exeption of the back brake needing to be tightened, but that's it. It's aluminum framing with down tube shifters. That's about as far as my knowledge goes. Any advice would be much appreciated! thanks!

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Old 11-19-12, 11:49 PM
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Presented like that, less than it's worth. We can help you with components and value but first we need much larger higher quality pictures. You took the pictures from the right side but they are far too small to see what the components are, although someone might be able to tell the model from the paint scheme.

Unfortunately, now is bad time to sell on C/L. It's almost winter and no one is buying. All my stuff is sitting. But if you're in a warm climate you may have better luck.
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Understanding Vintage Bicycle Value will help one realize that the answer to how much is my bike worth depends on so many things. First of all, without knowing where you live, any appraisal should be questioned. Secondly, those tiny pictures show insufficient detail for anyone to make much of an educated guess, regarding value.

Have a look through that article and apply what you learn to your situation. Present better pictures to the folks here along with letting us know where you live, and you might get some ball park answers, regarding value. Other than that, there is little anyone can do to help at this time and with the information supplied.

Good luck with your sale and hope to see you again, with more complete information for us to work with .
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+1 Half of what you will obtain for that bike is all about your ability to market it: preparation + presentation = price. As far as specs, it does not matter what the bike originally came with, it could have anything on it now. Just read the brands and model numbers on each component, they are all marked. Pay special attention to derailleurs and shift levers, buyers focus more on that.

Cannondale catalogs are all on line, do a quick google search and you will be there. Cannondale serial numbers are pretty useful (explained on that site), and Cannondale moved their decals around just about every year, so its pretty easy to ID the year. Actual year will have little/nothing to do with value, so don't waste a lot of time on that.

Buyers want super clean bikes, ready to ride, with nice tires.
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> do a quick google search and you will be there

My how times have changed... I thought it was 'F8 and be there' but I digress...

As to value, above posters are correct. People want deals in the winter, and you'll have to present your bike in the best possible light to realize close to market value. Cannondales hold their value better than average, so take large clear photos and prepare accurate descriptions of the components and their condition, post them here, and we can help you a bit more. Also, as already said, value depends upon location as well. In College Towns, values can be higher than in real rural areas, especially in colder climates. Look up the serial number so you know the year and the sizing (or measure it). Lastly, Craigslist buyers are all looking for deals so be prepared for ridiculous lowball offers. Hope that helps.
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I assume you can get 200-300 for it
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heres a better pic.... let me get back to yaz with the serial number!

Thanks again for all your help everyone!
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That picture is better but still too small to make out component details. The crank looks like RX-100 or 105 but I can't quite tell. If you can take some more pictures (or provide details) of the components and provide your location I can give a reasonable asking price.
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Getting there, but without being able to really see the components (read the text on them) it is hard to define. I think FastJake has narrowed it down to what I'd guess.
If it is 105, then $275-325 sounds like a good asking price, if you market it right. Knock off $75-100 for RX-100. That's a REALLY rough guess based on what I'm seeing, but get some more closeups:
-Brakes
- rear drive train (derailleur, mainly)
- labels on rims
- handlebars and stem

BTW - good choice to sell it, because if the saddle is set for correct leg extension, that frame is too big for you.
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