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PSA, don't send hate letters to sellers on ebay about repainting

Old 05-26-10, 05:24 PM
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PSA, don't send hate letters to sellers on ebay about repainting

My friend found a $50 beater 2nd generation Cannondale and had the local powdercoater strip and powdercoat it. He got tired of messing with the poor alignment of the frame, and put it back on ebay. He got a message from some person that berated him in strong language because restoring it to it's original crummy state was going to cost $500. The frame is currently listing at under $20 and if it goes over $50 I'm going to be surprised. The world does not need a million pristine 2nd generation Cannondales, 4 will do, and they are already in some masochist's collection.
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Old 05-26-10, 05:27 PM
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people really do that?

That would get a Hearty Fook You from me.



...actually on consideration my reply to such a person would be only be two words long....see above.
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Tell him you're gonna make a fixie out of it. That will make him shake.
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Old 05-26-10, 08:09 PM
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I'm going to tell my friend to change his ebay listing to add fixie conversion as a possible use of the frame. Except it has vertical dropouts
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I'm going to tell my friend to change his ebay listing to add fixie conversion as a possible use of the frame. Except it has vertical dropouts
There are half links, there are those chain keeper things which might work best for a single freewheel.
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He got a message from some person that berated him in strong language because restoring it to it's original crummy state was going to cost $500.
Proper response without expletives is "Oh."
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I could see if it were a fine Italian (or other country's) hand built lugged frame, but a "beer can" Cdale? I understand they have their fans, and there's probably not a lot of them out there in perfect shape because a lot of them were rode hard, but it's not something to take the time to berate an ebay seller over.
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Old 05-27-10, 12:49 AM
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Thanks for looking, I really hope you win.
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Originally Posted by Three Star General Cuda2K
...but a "beer can" Cdale?
Now those are fightin' words, Jon!

Take that!



And this!



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A DOMESTIC beer-can C'dale.
I think that Fosters still comes in steel cans.
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Those seatstays are sexy.....talk about an hourglass figure
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Old 05-27-10, 08:53 AM
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I think that C'dale is Pastor Bob's Delilah....
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I think that C'dale is Pastor Bob's Delilah....
This could be the slow slide to carbon fibre. the fork is.

I will admit a number of years ago I seriously considered a Caad 5, I think it was yellow and carbon fade at the front. Temptation was averted.

I still say he should only be on a Schwinn. It's the American thing to do. Ignoring that the Cannondale was welded in the USA, Then.
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A DOMESTIC beer-can C'dale.
I think that Fosters still comes in steel cans.
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Aren't most C'dales AL?

I would rather see advertisers state that a bicycle has been repainted, if you don't want a repainted one, you move along, there will probably be a dozen more advertised in the next week, that have not been painted. Now if we were talking about a vintage high end Italian or French bicycle or one with a documented history, like this is the bicycle Greg Lemond won the 1986 TdF on, then I would have a problem with repainting it, if it's a 1986 medium level or lower Schwinn that sat in Uncle Johns garage for 20 years because Uncle John loved Pizza and beer more then riding and put on 140lbs, then I have no problem with giving it a repaint. It would be preferable to use the same colour as 1986 and to replicate the decals and decorations, but that isn't really critical.
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Old 05-27-10, 10:16 AM
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Does this mean I can get big bucks for my old abused 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation Cannondale road frames since they have original paint ? (and original scratches)
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Does this mean I can get big bucks for my old abused 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation Cannondale road frames since they have original paint ? (and original scratches)
Yep!

1. put a pull-tab on the top tube
2. fill it with your Brew of choice
3. Refrigerate
4. ????
5. Profit!
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Now those are fightin' words, Jon!

Take that!
Funny - I didn't think you were bluish.......

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I could see if it were a fine Italian (or other country's) hand built lugged frame, but a "beer can" Cdale?
That hurts...

I love my Cdale.
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Does this mean I can get big bucks for my old abused 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation Cannondale road frames since they have original paint ? (and original scratches)
sure you can, if they are my size and you send them to me


The paint used on some of the early Cannondales was so bad, I would prefer one with a fresh powder coat over an original....
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"The world does not need a million pristine 2nd generation Cannondales, 4 will do, and they are already in some masochist's collection."

When those 4 aren't riding their Cannondales, they are having the kinks worked out of their back and neck by their chiropractor
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Not sayin that older Cdales aren't some fine machines with some classy lines of their own right, but I've put in my time on stiff aluminum framed rides. They may be power wonders on perfectly flat new asphalt, but when it comes to chipseal - I decided to go to the darkside of Carbon Fiber over staying on the aluminum "bucking bronco" I had.
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