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Cannondale - deal or not...

Old 02-05-06, 09:17 AM
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Cannondale - deal or not...

I have an opportunity to buy a Cannondale with a CAAD7 frame, Time fork, Hollowgram SI cranks, Mavic Kyserium SL wheels and Ultegra gruppo. Seems like bike has been well maintained. The price is $1,500. What would you pay for a bike equipped like this?

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Old 02-05-06, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bkennedype
I have an opportunity to buy a Cannondale with a CAAD7 frame, Time fork, Hollowgram SI cranks, Mavic Kyserium SL wheels and Ultegra gruppo. Seems like bike has been well maintained. The price is $1,500. What would you pay for a bike equipped like this?
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It it's in near-perfect condition, it's a fair deal. CAAD7 is a terrific frame.
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Only if it fits - and if you like Cannondales...

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Are you talking about the one on Ebay?
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How old is it? About how many miles has it been ridden? Has it been raced? Any crashes?
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sounds high! I'm after components and watching one with 9 speed DA and Ksyriums on ebay and it will never hit 1500.
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Originally Posted by simplyred
Only if it fits - and if you like Cannondales...

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I believe this will fit fine - the guy selling it is same height as me. I've only ridden a Cannondale once - about 10km - very stiff bike but seemed to climb well.

I currently ride a Giant OCR2 - it's too big, rideable, but too big. So I don't really know if I'll like the ride of a Cannondale. What is there that I might not like?

At $1,500 CDN or about $1,275USD, seems a bit high for this particular three year old bike. It is the one on eBay for sale from Canada.

I'm in Canada so duty and taxes on entry are not a factor and shipping will be inexpensive.

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Originally Posted by bkennedype
I have an opportunity to buy a Cannondale with a CAAD7 frame, Time fork, Hollowgram SI cranks, Mavic Kyserium SL wheels and Ultegra gruppo. Seems like bike has been well maintained. The price is $1,500. What would you pay for a bike equipped like this?

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Look at it this way... If you had to buy the parts to build it up, would you pay.....$500 for frame, fork and crankset, $500 for wheels, bars, seatpost etc., and $500 for the Ultegra group? If so, it sounds like a fair price. If not, maybe look elsewhere
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