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Need help on used Cannondale road bike for sale..PLEASE HELP!!

Old 08-03-11, 11:57 AM
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Need help on used Cannondale road bike for sale..PLEASE HELP!!

Hi -

I'm in the market for a new bike and hoping to get some of your advice and input on this offering I found.

I've always wanted a Cannondale and for some reason always thought of them as the prestigious and best bicycles you can get.

Any way the local listing is for a Cannondale R800 and I am unable to determine the CAAD # from the pictures and don't know if the specs listed are for the correct bike.

It sounds that the seller is a Personal Trainer and selling this bicycle for someone who never used it.

Please let me know if you can determine the model/year and have any advice. Price seems to be a bit flexible.

Also - do you think I could fit some 700x32c Cyclocross type tires on this rig?

Thanks for your help!!

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Here is the posting:




Like new...as you can see from the pics!

Ridden in the parking lot where it was bought

Size unknown.... I'm 5"11

Must sell...Deal!

Model R-800

Suggested Retail Price 1499.99
Weight 18#
Brake Levers Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Brakeset Cannondale Omega brakes, Shimano 105 STI Dual Control levers
Front Brake Cannondale Omega
Front Brake Lever Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Rear Brake Cannondale Omega
Rear Brake Lever Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-5500, 109.5mm spindle
Bottom Bracket Shell Width 68mm English
Bottom Bracket Spindle Length 109.5mm
Chain 1/2 x 3/32`
Chain Size 1/2 x 3/32`
Chainrings 39/53
Crankset Shimano 105, 39/53 teeth
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, clamp-on
Front Derailleur Type clamp-on
Handlebar Ritchey Comp
Handlebar Stem Cannondale forged
Head Tube Angle 73.0
Headset 1 1/8` integrated Campagnolo Record Hiddenset
Headset Diameter 1 1/8` integrated
Largest Rear Cog 23
Number of Rear Cogs 9-speed
Pedals Not included
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 12 - 23 teeth
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 SS
Rear Shock Not applicable
Rear Shock Travel Not applicable
Saddle Fi`zi:k Pave, chrome-moly rails
Seat Post Diameter Unspecified
Seat Tube Angle 73.5
Seatpost Ritchey Comp
Shift Levers Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Smallest Rear Cog 12
Fork Crown aero
Fork Material carbon fiber composite w/alloy steerer, aero crown
Fork Travel Not applicable
Frame Angles 73.0 head, 73.5 seat
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material 6061 T6 aluminum
Chainstay Length 15.9`
Fork Rake Unspecified
Top Tube Length 56.0cm
Wheelbase 39.0`
Front Hub Gipiemme
Front Rim Gipiemme Grecal Parade
Front Tire Continental Ultra 3000
Front Tire Size 700 x 23c
Rear Hub Gipiemme
Rear Rim Gipiemme Grecal Parade
Rear Tire Continental Ultra 3000
Rear Tire Size 700 x 23c
Spoke Brand Gipiemme
Spoke Gauge Unspecified
Spoke Holes Unspecified
Spoke Material Unspecified
Spoke Nipples Unspecified
Spoke Type Unspecified
Available Sizes 48cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 63cm
Brand Cannondale
Component Group Shimano 105
Fork Cannondale Slice Prodigy Si
Frame Material Aluminum
Hubs Gipiemme
Rims Gipiemme Grecal Parade
Tires 700 x 23c Continental Ultra 3000
Type Road Race/Triathlon Recommended Use



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Old 08-03-11, 12:03 PM
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I'm not sure of the model but I believe it is pretty safe to say no to the CX tires.
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I'm no Cannondale expert but just thought I'd point out the headtube looks really long - its either a big frame or a very upright position.

Also, your description indicates it has a standard road double crankset (39/53) but the pictures show a triple crank.

Hope it works out for you!
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top tube length = 56, there ya go. From there you can reference cannondale website specs.
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CAD 3 ......old decent bike. No to the tires..I own a CAD 3 c-dale still ride it my second bike
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Closest I can find with those specs is 2003, which would be CAAD5. The colors don't match up, though. The only 9-speed black R800 I can find is 2006, which does have a triple.

http://allcdale.com/cannondale_speci...003&Model=R800
http://allcdale.com/cannondale_speci...006&Model=R800
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Would you pay ~600 for it?

Is that a good deal?
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I asked him to look for the CAAD # on the frame and he said he could not find it on the frame..

Leaves me wondering how old it actually is
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Thanks for all your helpful replices

Turns out it is a CAAD5 r800 (2003ish im guessing?)

My biggest concern is putting larger tires on it.

I read somewhere that someone put these tires on it:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=22739

All advice appreciated!!
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Originally Posted by bhanl0n View Post
Would you pay ~600 for it?

Is that a good deal?


would I pay $600 for it? oh hell no. is it a good deal? nope on that one too....... and I'm a Cannondale lover, but just plain no on that. $400 or less? sure. $600, nope.
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would I pay $600 for it? oh hell no. is it a good deal? nope on that one too....... and I'm a Cannondale lover, but just plain no on that. $400 or less? sure. $600, nope.
Can you help me understand why?
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Originally Posted by bhanl0n View Post
Can you help me understand why?
Its 8 years old and the components are 2 generations behind. It must be used. You don't drop $1400 on a bike (even $1000, on clearance) and just ride it in the parking lot. Something doesn't add up there.
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Besides, there have been some pretty good deals on the CL Craigslist lately if you're not tied to a brand. There's that 2010 Fuji Cross Comp for $675 that has been up for a week or two, you can probably get it down to 600 or maybe even 500. I just picked up an 09 Roubaix pro for 500, so there's no reason to spend that much money on an older 9-speed 105 drivetrain. Nice Cannondales seem to be harder to find in the area so you may want to look on eBay.
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If you want cyclocross tires, maybe go for a cyclocross bike.
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