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How much is this single speed road bike worth? (Cannondale frame)

Old 05-21-14, 04:13 PM
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How much is this single speed road bike worth? (Cannondale frame)

Well, hopefully I'm posting in the right spot. If not, sorry. This is my first time posting.

Anyway, I don't know too much about bikes beyond the basics. I'm wondering how much this single speed is worth. I have no idea how to research a price for this without knowing the year of this frame, etc.

Any sincere help is much appreciated! (Photos are at the bottom.)

Here are the details I could glean:

center to center measurement = 48 cm/19 in.
Top Tube measurement = 50 cm/20 in.
ETRTO front wheel 700C-622
back wheel=?
Presta valve tubes
adjustable seat
Forte axis fork
Forte stem
OURY grips
nice leather saddle

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Old 05-21-14, 04:20 PM
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I think you'll have more luck here:
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear

Either way, I don't know that the year of the frame (etc) helps pinpoint the value all that much. It's very different now than how it was originally sold. Simialr bikes on your local C-List are a far better gauge.
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Old 05-21-14, 04:23 PM
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Moving to SS/FG.
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Old 05-21-14, 04:28 PM
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$150?

Also not sure what frame its old and doesn't look like a particularly desirable one. Kind of looks like this frame which sold for $20 on Ebay

Vintage Cannondale Frame | eBay

Performance bike brand fork and stem. Cranks look horrible. Nothing special about any of the parts. Mismatch wheels, wheels are probably less then $100 new for both.

As I wrote that, my value has gone down to $100. Worth what someone will pay but nothing desirable about it. If you need a bike and it fits and the price is right...
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Old 05-21-14, 05:56 PM
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That embarrassing, dangerous mishmash of inappropriate parts is worth far more taken apart than it is together.

I wouldn't pay anywhere near scrap value, because then I'd have to spend ages taking it to bits and putting all the different parts on ebay.
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Old 05-21-14, 06:02 PM
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$14.75
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Old 05-21-14, 06:07 PM
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I sold a bike that is much better than that yesterday for $10
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Old 05-21-14, 06:13 PM
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So $10, then part it out and sell the frame for $20 on ebay. There you go.

Magic question is, how much are they asking? (should be good for a laugh)
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i would pay a solid 100 max if its in good shape... that looks like an old road frame. nothing special, just another one of those fixies are cool bikes.

hell it could make a nice vintage vibe road bike if painted and converted
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I have that frame. 1986 vintage.
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A fixed gear bike made from a frame with a vertical drop out rear wheel mount, is the absolute worst frame to use for a fixie. You have no way to move the rear wheel to tension your chain, so you will always end up with too lose of a chain, and then you will end up needing an ugly chain tensioner. You want to look for a frame with a horizontal drop out (angled), or track drop out (straight horizontal slot) which is best. That frame should have never been made in to a fixie to begin with.
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Thanks everyone for the input, much appreciated. PS - It's not a fixie, just a single speed.

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Singlespeed or not, you can do better than that....
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