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Old 03-23-14, 11:43 PM
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Thoughts on this Cannondale?

Hello everyone - looking to get more seriously into biking and came across this Cannondale.. What do you think is a far price for it? Seller is open to offers.

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Cannondale road bike in excellent condition. Recently checked over and tuned at Kingston Cyclery. New tires! Time carbon fork!
***ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED***
Measurements as follows:
Top tube 21"
Seat tube 21.5"
Seat stays 20"
Chain stays 16"
Down tube 24.5"
Head 4.5" (spacer raised to 5.5")
Mavic XP11 Wheels 24"
Weight (as shown) 22 lbs.


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Old 03-24-14, 04:45 AM
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It certainly has a mixed bag of componentry, 105, 600 tricolor, RSX? brifters. Ask the seller if he has the old fork too, you want to check it to make sure the bike wasn't crashed.

Cannondale road bikes I purchase are typically near pristine condition and mostly original. This one has been highly modified, but not maintained cleanly. IMHO, as-is condition about $150 tops.

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Old 03-24-14, 04:48 AM
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Does it fit you?
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Old 03-24-14, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
It certainly has a mixed bag of componentry, 105, 600 tricolor, RSX? brifters. Ask the seller if he has the old fork too, you want to check it to make sure the bike wasn't crashed.

Cannondale road bikes I purchase are typically near pristine condition and mostly original. This one has been highly modified, but not maintained cleanly. IMHO, as-is condition about $150 tops.
I will ask the seller about the old fork and about the upgrades.. He doesn't seem to know too much about the bike so I'm assuming he wasn't the one upgrading it. Thanks for the input!

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Does it fit you?
Not sure on the fit yet as I haven't seen it in person - as the seller is open to offers I wanted to see what it's actually worth (and if its even worth it) before I checked it out.
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Since you have the measurements, I was just trying to figure out if you knew if that was in the ballpark. A low price on a high quality bike of the wrong size is a bad deal no matter how low the price (assuming you want to ride it and not turn around and sell it for profit). I can't give a good estimate on what price should be, but I wouldn't imagine Oddjob would be that far off depending on your location.
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Old 03-25-14, 07:08 PM
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If your new to cycling and especially repair I would suggest a pass on this one. It loks like the seller scored a frame and dumped a bunch of leftovers on it to sell it off.
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I wouldn't put much faith in the sellers ability to read a tape measure (24" wheels) but that bike is small. If I was looking at it and everything was in good working order (which I doubt it is) $150 ish. If you are unfamiliar with bikes and how things are supposed to look, feel, sound,and work, I would pass on this one.
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Old 03-26-14, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by digger531 View Post
I wouldn't put much faith in the sellers ability to read a tape measure (24" wheels) but that bike is small. If I was looking at it and everything was in good working order (which I doubt it is) $150 ish. If you are unfamiliar with bikes and how things are supposed to look, feel, sound,and work, I would pass on this one.
700c wheels have a bead diameter (622mm) just under 24.5" - so that measurement doesn't seem far off. And the component mix looks like everything should work well together - so unless you have a strong desire to have everything 'as original' I see no problem with the bike as currently setup, especially if the seller is correct that a bike shop has recently checked it over and made adjustments.

As to how much it's worth, that depends on how well it fits you and on what else might be available. I bought a similar bike about 10 years ago for $400 and have since put over 100,000 miles on it with very few issues - so I certainly feel I've gotten my money's worth.
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Old 03-26-14, 12:23 PM
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If you are just looking for something to ride it's OK for cheap like 100-150 but has lost all it's collectible value being a Frankenstein of parts bike now.
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$175-$200 in my mind. It's a mish mash of parts but, as prathmann said, it should be fine as long as everything is functional. Lower than that is often the realm of stem shifters and stamped drop outs, and this is better than that.
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Old 03-27-14, 02:00 PM
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I see a couple of likely issues not mentioned so far first this is a tiny bike 24inch wheel Junior with 20inch frame basically for junior riders not much more than 5'. Second the carbon fork is the wrong size for the frame. If they have the original fork and you actually need a Junior size about $200 in value.
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Old 03-27-14, 03:43 PM
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The seller lists 24" for the wheels, but as prathmann mentioned, that's probably because he just measured the diameter with a tape measure. I'm pretty certain those are 700c, especially based on the other dimensions.
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