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Help me pick a frame!ScottyB
Oct 26, 2001 3:19 PM
I've narrowed it down to these 3 because of the great deal I can get on them. All frames are new. What would your choice be?

Cannondale R600 with fork
Cannondale R1000 Aero with fork
Raleigh Seven with Carbon Fiber Fork and Ultegra derailleur and BB thrown in.

I wanna buy tomorrow....Help! I do a lot of road riding but would also like to do Tri's with the same bike.

Thanks All!
re: Help me pick a frame!metonymy3
Oct 26, 2001 5:36 PM
Cannondale Rxxxx numbers are for complete bikes, not frames. The frame name should be more like CAAD4. Chances are good that those two Cannondales use the same frame. If not they're only one "notch" off. What does "Aero" mean? Is it like a TT bike, or does this mean that there're downtube shifters on the frame? How old are these bikes? What prices are you getting on each? What kind of shape are they in? How did the former owner use them? Are they all the same size? Tell is this and we'll be able to help you more on your comparison.

re: Help me pick a frame!ScottyB
Oct 26, 2001 6:37 PM
The Cannondales are both CAAD4 frames (2001) model year both were originally complete bikes that had the frames upgraded to OCLV? I think. The R1000 is more aerodynamically shaped so the tube in the frame come to a point instead of being round.

Whoa, Nelly!jtolleson
Oct 28, 2001 11:06 AM
It sounds like you really need to do some more homework. Had their frames upgraded to OCLV? What? That makes no sense. I believe that OCLV refers to Trek's proprietary CF; Canny makes no CF frames.

These are different bikes, and you've told us nothing about what you are looking for.

I understand the desire to buy pronto, but from your posts I'd say that you are still pretty early on the shopping/learning curve.
Solved! - Got a Cannondale R1000 AeroScottyB
Oct 28, 2001 5:09 PM
Thanks for the help y'all!

I got a 2001 Cannondale R1000 Aero frame yesterday and used it in a Tri today. Everything worked out great and the bike was awesome!

Thanks again!
That's more than a frame...jtolleson
Oct 28, 2001 6:10 PM
It is a complete bike. I'm still not sure that you went into your purchase really understanding bicycles, but you made a nice purchase.