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Old 07-23-13, 06:00 AM
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Cannondale capo

Hey guys I recently went go a guys house to look at an older schwinn roadbike, he had about 30 bikes to choose from. He wanted around $125 for all the older schwinns then showed me this cannondale. I lifted it and never have felt a bike so light! I asked what he wanted for it and he said $225 I figured by the time I spent $125 on a schwinn and got it road worthy I'd have at least $225 invested. I didn't know anything about the cannondale just yhat similar ones on craigslist were going near $500. I asked if he'd take $200 because I have no idea what its worth. He took it. I will upload pictures later because the bike is it my girlfriends house. The only thing I don't like about the bike is the crank seems to squeak when under pressure. Just wanted to get some inputs, comments on my purchase, did I get a deal? Any have some input on this bike?
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Old 07-23-13, 06:03 AM
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Depends what you have to do to it i guess...
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Old 07-23-13, 08:38 AM
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Depends what you have to do to it i guess...
It seems ready to go, he upgraded the brakes they work perfectly, has almost new gator tires, and a san marcos seat on it.
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Old 07-23-13, 10:08 AM
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If this is a road bicycle you should move this thread to the "Road Cycling" forum. Members there will be more than willing to give wanted, unwanted, and unwarranted advice on it, especially if you post pics.
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Originally Posted by foundation982 View Post
$200 He took it. Just wanted to get some inputs, comments on my purchase, did I get a deal? Any have some input on this bike?
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It seems ready to go, he upgraded the brakes they work perfectly, has almost new gator tires, and a san marcos seat on it.
Depends if the owner shows up wanting his bicycle back.
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Old 07-24-13, 05:54 AM
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^ that's funny Ah Ah!!!
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Depends if the owner shows up wanting his bicycle back.
I had the same thought.
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^ that's funny Ah Ah!!!
It happened to someone here in BFs.
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Originally Posted by foundation982 View Post
Hey guys I recently went go a guys house to look at an older schwinn roadbike, he had about 30 bikes to choose from. He wanted around $125 for all the older schwinns then showed me this cannondale. I lifted it and never have felt a bike so light! I asked what he wanted for it and he said $225 I figured by the time I spent $125 on a schwinn and got it road worthy I'd have at least $225 invested. I didn't know anything about the cannondale just yhat similar ones on craigslist were going near $500. I asked if he'd take $200 because I have no idea what its worth. He took it. I will upload pictures later because the bike is it my girlfriends house. The only thing I don't like about the bike is the crank seems to squeak when under pressure. Just wanted to get some inputs, comments on my purchase, did I get a deal? Any have some input on this bike?

Since you have no picture, I will post a picture of a Cannondale Black Lightning that I paid $225 for several months ago. It is an 1989 model..

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Whenever you buy a used bike always take a picture of the seller with your phone. Preferably when he isn't expecting it and you can get a good close up snap of his face. If he doesn't get really mad all of a sudden or start running - then it is usually safe to buy the bike.
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Old 07-24-13, 08:20 PM
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Moved from A&S to C&V.
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Old 07-25-13, 12:10 AM
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I'm pretty sure he's one of ours.
Moved from C&V to SS/FG.
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I'm pretty sure he's one of ours.
Moved from C&V to SS/FG.
When you put it that way, it feels like a bad cop movie.
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Old 07-25-13, 01:41 AM
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If everything works, it was probably a good deal. Ride the bike (also post pics).
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Old 07-27-13, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
If everything works, it was probably a good deal. Ride the bike (also post pics).
nothing too amazing about it, black and white frame. Also found out why it was so cheap today, decent size crack in the frame. anyone think this is dangerous? It doesn't seem to move at all when pressure is on it, seller didn't tell me about this Untitled by foundation982, on Flickr

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Not safe to ride.

But should be fixable by a shop/ framebuilder capable of welding aluminium.

Did you buy it like this?
If so, so much for a good deal.
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Old 07-27-13, 11:57 AM
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Yeeeeeah that's definitely not good.
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Not safe to ride.

But should be fixable by a shop/ framebuilder capable of welding aluminium.

Did you buy it like this?
If so, so much for a good deal.
Yep I checked over the frame, and Must've not noticed it. I only took it on 1 ride since I've owned it that was probably only 4-5 miles. I don't think it happened in that short distance.
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DO NOT ride that bike.

How did you not notice something like that?
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DO NOT ride that bike.

How did you not notice something like that?
I'm new to bikes yo, it was kind of dark out too. or maybe I am just an idiot as you're suggesting.
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I'm not implying you're an idiot, just that it's a very obvious crack.
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I'm not implying you're an idiot, just that it's a very obvious crack.
no hard feelings, well anyone got any idea what a repair costs? what is this bike worth? is it worth putting the extra money into having it repaired? or should I just say screw it and part it out then look for different one?
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If your saddle is in the correct position at that height, then the frame doesn't fit you and you probably shouldn't put any more money into it.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
If your saddle is in the correct position at that height, then the frame doesn't fit you and you probably shouldn't put any more money into it.
still thats not the point, Its 25 inches from the center of the crank to the seat post and I'm 6'1 with a 34-36 inch inseam. Just wondering a rough estimate of what it would cost.
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That is a very valid point though. If you're riding it comfortably and getting proper leg extension with your saddle that low, the frame doesn't fit you and it wouldn't be a good idea to put money into having it repaired. Bikes come in different sizes for a reason.
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