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Old 08-10-17, 09:13 AM   #1
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Cannondale Touring 2?

I saw this on Craigslist this morning:

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...256813500.html


Is there anybody out there who has experience with one of these? I'm mainly looking to see what the cassette range is on it..
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Old 08-10-17, 09:22 AM   #2
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Best thing would be to ask the seller. IT could be stock, or it could have been changed. Looks like a pretty wide range though, 12ish to 34 maybe?
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IIRC stock was either 32 or 34 teeth on the big cog, but as @jefnvk mentions, the cassette could have been changed out since it was new.


FWIW, my daughter has one from the year before they came out with the touring 1 and touring 2. Sweet bike; I was going to buy one like it a year later, but REI couldn't change the stem to make it fit, so I bought something else.
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2010 had 34t large cog. The BB says $436 tops for an excellent condition 2010 model.
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I emailed and asked seller and they didn't know. It looks like a clean bike. Were these only made for a couple years?
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Man I tell you, Cannondale sure have a high resale value. I've been scouring CL, and every Cannondale I see is $100 more than I'm willing to pay for it. Might be me.
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It is a great bike. I have ridden mine, a 2010 T2, on several multi-month tours. My wife rode her T800 (same frame as the T2, across the U.S.

The stock rear cassette is an 11-34. Cassettes are not expensive and easy to change. If it fits buy it; that is a great price if it is in good condition.

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It is a great bike. I have ridden mine, a 2010 T2, on several multi-month tours. My wife rode her T800 (same frame as the T2, across the U.S.

The stock rear cassette is an 11-34. Cassettes are not expensive and easy to change. If it fits buy it; that is a great price if it is in good condition.
The 2010 T2 was the last year Cannondale made their bikes in the U.S., and the last good touring bike they made (imo).

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A friend of mine is half way across the country right now on a Cannondale (with triple and 9 speed cassette) but I have no idea what year his is, his is marked made in USA. This is his third cross country ride that he has done on that bike with several other tours on it too. He replaced his brifters with bar ends a month before his current trip started when his brifters gave out. I think he had replaced the rear rim, bottom bracket, a few other parts. His has external bottom bracket bearings but this craigs list find looks like internal bottom bracket which I think is more reliable.
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How are these things unloaded riding wise? I wouldn't be doing too much touring on it..
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09box, The bike will ride fine unloaded and, like most touring bikes, will make a pretty versatile mount.

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How are these things unloaded riding wise? I wouldn't be doing too much touring on it..
The T2 is a relatively light weight touring bike. It weighs in at around 28 lbs. with racks snd fenders. That is on the heavy side for true road bike, but lighter than most hybrids or the newest fad of "gravel grinders".

It rides well and handles well. I often use it for club rides, even though I have a sub- 20lb. Road bike.

The T2 is well made with very nice welds and a good finish. However, if you are looking for a fast lightweight road bike it may not meet you needs.

It has an aluminum frame with a steel fork, which gives it a moderately stiff ride. It is not at all uncomfortable.

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I have never ridden one. A friend of mine had an older Cannondale touring bike, old enough to use freewheels and 27 inch wheels. He thought it was too stiff, bought a steel framed Trek 520 and sold the Cannondale to another friend of mine. But the guy that bought it has ridden several Cannondales, so it is a personal preference sort of thing.
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Had a alu-frame/steel-fork T400; very light & stiff rear triangle had good pannier support, also had full rack/fender eyelets. But ride was pretty harsh on bad streets & wide chainstays prevented using wider tires. Cannondale touring bike could be great for touring on smoother roads; alu frame saves a lot of weight vs heavy-duty steel. With modern technology I'm sure companies could make a strong yet comfy alu tourer but small touring market doesn't give economy of scale to create the custom-formed tubing.
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I contacted the seller and he wouldn't budge on the price so I'm moving on. It looks like it sold too.
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I contacted the seller and he wouldn't budge on the price so I'm moving on. It looks like it sold too.
If you are specifically looking for a Cannondale you can go back to at least '95 to find one with 135 mm drop out spacing, perhaps earlier. I have two of the earlier models ('95, '96) and I am a bit prejudiced towards them. They are 1-2 lb. heavier than a T1 or T2 and may have OEM 7S drive trains, but update easily.

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I contacted the seller and he wouldn't budge on the price so I'm moving on. It looks like it sold too.
I think the reason it sold quickly is the BB undervalues the market. I've been following CL prices on Cannondale touring bikes for quite awhile and a good shape 2010 T2 will go for $600+ around here.

I picked up this virtually like-new (ridden for 3 months and put in storage) 2010 T2 for $600 and would have gone higher if needed.

This is after I road it for 3 years, including 3 long tours.
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