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Thread: CL price check
07-04-2012, 11:38 AM #1
CL price check
I'm looking for a FS bike for my wife and found this last night:
It's an '04 frame with a nice build, but would anyone here be stoked to get that for a grand? I'd probably offer $650 and see where it goes, but maybe there's something I'm missing and that bike is actually tits?
07-04-2012, 12:00 PM #2
Yes way overpriced. Nice bike for 04, but now the components are 2-3 generations old and mechanical discs blow. $650 much more fair, though I might expect even less.
07-04-2012, 01:13 PM #3
Good call - although lowballing a $500 offer is probably just going to be a waste of time if that guy really thinks that bike's worth a grand. Think we'll probably just spend $2k on something new and skip the headaches...
07-04-2012, 05:29 PM #4Not a skibum
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King wheelset alone on that bike is worth at least 400 if in good shape IMO (as an owner of 2 King wheelsets)
Edit to add - BB7s kick ass purely from an ease of use standpoint and those are Avid Ultimate levers which are pretty pricey. Otherwise the rest of the components are a few generations old as mentioned.
07-04-2012, 09:01 PM #5Registered User
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Could be a great first bike. Awesome parts, and BB7's are great brakes.
07-05-2012, 10:46 AM #6Best Skier on the Mountain
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07-05-2012, 10:54 AM #7
Run away, regardless of price. Most of the parts on that bike aren't original, which means the original parts were replaced for a reason. Nobody "upgrades" their 2004 bike with a 15 year old rear derailleur. That bike also takes a proprietary rear shock that you can't get anymore.
07-05-2012, 11:37 AM #8
IMHO a lot of used bike pricing comes down to condition: if everything is like new, it's worth it, if you want a Jekyll. Depends on usage: wear & tear, maintenance, sloppiness, etc. I don't know anything about Cannondales, so IDK if that's a desirable frame.
07-05-2012, 12:15 PM #9
I would pass it up personally. There are a lot better bikes out there that don't have the proprietary rear shock. You could pick up a Specialized Enduro of the same vintage for ~$500 (I see them go for that often) and is a much better bike IMO, and I'm a big Cannondale fan. I would keep looking.All I know is that I don't know nothin'... and that's fine.