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Old 07-24-16, 03:21 PM
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old cannondale

I came across this listing and not sure if it would be worth it. https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/5696291939.html
The seller doesn't seem to know much about it. It looks like an SM500 from the mid 80s maybe? Listed for $75, he said he'll take $50.

I'm really just looking for something to get on and get some exercise, I don't want to have to worry about constantly fixing and updating an old bike. I can't tell is it's dinged and rusted, or just muddy in the pics. He calls it excellent condition. I hear these were pretty solid bikes in their time, but is it worth it for someone who doesn't want to put a lot of effort into repairs?
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Old 07-24-16, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by BradHP76 View Post
I came across this listing and not sure if it would be worth it. https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/5696291939.html
The seller doesn't seem to know much about it. It looks like an SM500 from the mid 80s maybe? Listed for $75, he said he'll take $50.

I'm really just looking for something to get on and get some exercise, I don't want to have to worry about constantly fixing and updating an old bike. I can't tell is it's dinged and rusted, or just muddy in the pics. He calls it excellent condition. I hear these were pretty solid bikes in their time, but is it worth it for someone who doesn't want to put a lot of effort into repairs?
Its worth 50 bucks, but if your a novice at wrenching on anything, you'd have to have a competent shop go through the bottom bracket and headset bearings for you, - the bike is 30 years old, so i assume they could stand to be serviced

As well, i've rarely seen a $50 Craigslist score that didnt need new tires

But as far as getting some exercise? It was good for that 30 years ago, its good for that today
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Old 07-24-16, 04:24 PM
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I have a Cannondale SM700

Bought it around 1990 - my first "real" bike - great bike then and still is - still ride it a few times a season.

If it's in good shape I would take it.
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Originally Posted by BradHP76 View Post
I came across this listing and not sure if it would be worth it. https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/5696291939.html
The seller doesn't seem to know much about it. It looks like an SM500 from the mid 80s maybe? Listed for $75, he said he'll take $50.

I'm really just looking for something to get on and get some exercise, I don't want to have to worry about constantly fixing and updating an old bike. I can't tell is it's dinged and rusted, or just muddy in the pics. He calls it excellent condition. I hear these were pretty solid bikes in their time, but is it worth it for someone who doesn't want to put a lot of effort into repairs?
How tall are you?

That frame looks quite large, look for something smaller if it's too big for you.

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