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Love at first sight....Help!

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Old 09-26-04, 08:53 PM
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Love at first sight....Help!

Are there any Cannondale riders out there? I saw a 2004 R3000 with Dura Ace at my LBS for $2500.00. Real light and looks so sweet. It was love at first sight. Is it a good choice (and price) with the 05's coming out soon. Someone help me please!!! It seams like a lot of bike for the money. But...Any opinions are welcome.

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You are asking the foxes to gaurd the hen house here.

If you are really looking for a new bike, have the money, and it fits...... Get It!
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Originally Posted by cutters
Someone help me please!!! It seams like a lot of bike for the money. But...Any opinions are welcome.

Cheers,

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If it seems like alot of $$$$ then it IS a lot of money.

Sweet bike! So maybe you could call around to some dealers and see what sort of price you can get on a 2004. Also would you be open to a used 2004 (same model)? OK if it's still too pricey what about a 2003?
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
If it seems like alot of $$$$ then it IS a lot of money.
He actually said it's a lot of bike for the money, not a lot of money.

BTW, go for it.
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Thanks Livestrong91......for actually reading my post. Although, $2500.00 is a lot of money for me to spend on a bicycle. Or anything else for that matter. It sounds like a good deal for the top of the line parts the bike comes with. I'm going to go for a test ride today and see how it feels. It looks so pretty and lonely in the bike shop. And my old bike looks sad and tired. Wish me luck
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Like someone told me, go for it. If you don't, you'll just spend the money on food.

It's not like you're buying a $2500 TV - spending money on a bike is spending money on your own health and well-being.

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if you're like me (and it kinda sounds like you might be) then not buying it will drive you crazy. settling on a cheaper bike probably makes since in dollar terms, and may be a wiser choice, but you'll never be completely satisified.
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Might want to ask your self why Cannondale has dropped almost all the Optimo framed bike for 2005. I beleive they left one in the line up for next year, otherwise all of their race bikes are utilizing the six-13 frameset. That would account for significant discounts on the 2004, they now that purchasers will soon have a choice of a better frame at the same price.
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I say get it, but just think about good excuses for your wife not getting an anniversary gift, your kids not getting birthday gifts, and the bank for not getting the mortgage payment.
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Originally Posted by ewitz
Might want to ask your self why Cannondale has dropped almost all the Optimo framed bike for 2005. I beleive they left one in the line up for next year, otherwise all of their race bikes are utilizing the six-13 frameset. That would account for significant discounts on the 2004, they now that purchasers will soon have a choice of a better frame at the same price.
r5000, r1000, r900, r700, all still available in Optimo frame.
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