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Buyer's Remorse(15 posts)

Buyer's RemorseGiles Yassin
Jul 30, 2001 12:57 PM

I bought a bike this past weekend and it seemed like too good of a deal to be true. Halfway through the sales process I felt a little wierd. Too many (sales)people were saying it was such a great deal. Here is what I got:

Cannondale CAAD 4 Framw w/Coda Slice Fork
Campagnolo Chorus Groupset. Everything on the bike but seat,
handlebars and wheels are Campy
Coda Seat and Handlebars
Spinergy Spox Wheels

I paid $1,100

Perhaps I am overhthinking a bit. The bike rides great.

re: Buyer's RemorseLazy
Jul 30, 2001 1:01 PM
Go price a Chorus groupset. That oughta make your 1.1K buck purchase feel a little better. What kind of wheels did you get?
you got a good deal dudeColnagoFE
Jul 30, 2001 1:02 PM
the gruppo and wheels would probably run you $1100 new withot a frame.
re: Buyer's Remorsecwa
Jul 30, 2001 1:03 PM
Sounds like a good deal to me. The Chorus group itself costs around $800.
re: The bikeSteveS
Jul 30, 2001 1:11 PM
The bike rides great and you have a Campagnolo gruppo for a steal, what's the problem? If it makes you feel better, send Kristin (see below) a few hundred dollars, then you won't have such a great deal and she might have some additional money to get her fitting problem solved. You definitely are overthinking too much. Go ride.
That's a great dealMike K
Jul 30, 2001 1:30 PM
You did very well indeed - be happy - and go for a ride!
Wow! What the name of that LBS???Kristin
Jul 30, 2001 1:29 PM
To round it off on the other direction: The C-Dale R600 (caad 4) with the stock fork (not a Slice) comes built up with 105 and retails for $1299 in Chicago. Ride far and fast and never look back. It it doesn't fit and its a 54cm, you know where to find me!
Wow! What the name of that LBS???Giles Yassin
Jul 30, 2001 2:52 PM
The bike shop was Helen's Cycles in Los Angeles. The bike was built for a team they sponsor. They Have the frame on their website for $500.
re: Buyer's RemorseDoubting Thomas
Jul 30, 2001 1:46 PM
I call BS. Unless it was a used bike, I dont believe it. Cannondale does not spec their bikes with Campy.
Sure they do...Lazy
Jul 30, 2001 1:52 PM
re: Buyer's RemorseLC
Jul 30, 2001 1:53 PM
I think the LBS had a Cannondale frame and built it up themselves, but that does not make it a bad deal. What is the name of the shop, and in what city?
re: Buyer's RemorseMike K
Jul 30, 2001 1:55 PM
1. C-Dale does spec bikes with Campy (but not with Chorus) the team issue is spec'd with Record.
2. C-Dale sells a lot of frames as well as a lot of complete bikes - sounds like he got a bike that was built up for someone else (notice he did not mention it as an R1000 or R2000, etc but as a CAAD4 which is all that a frame would say if it was not part of a prebuilt bike)
3. I could be wrong about part 2
re: Buyer's RemorseGiles Yassin
Jul 30, 2001 2:50 PM
I did get the bike as a built up. It has a CAAD4 Aero Frame Campy Chorus groupset and Spinergy Spox wheels. The bike was built for a team the bike shop sponsored and they did not use it. That is why the parts are not standard Cannondale.
re: Buyer's RemorseAndrew
Jul 30, 2001 4:06 PM
I think it sounds like you got a great deal. If the bike fits and you are happy with it then get out and ride it. Don't look back. It is only money and I don't think you could get a comparable bike for such a great price. Cannondales are great bikes. You will enjoy it. I think the previous posts should prove to you that you did not make a mistake. Congratulations on the new bike. Enjoy it.

You Got Ripped! NOT.grzy mnky
Jul 30, 2001 4:30 PM
Hey, you did fine! I built up a CAAD 4 for a buddy from new and used components for $1,100 this spring. Our goal was to build him the best bike we could for around $1,000. It was mostly Ultegra and the drive train was 8 speed and I gave it to him. The wheels were anodized Open Pros with DT spokes and Dura Ace hubs that I built for myself then passed to him for $200! A good deal on the frame/fork/headset/stem alone is around $600. Then you gotta buy wheels and parts. Wished we'd known about your deal - it would've saved me lots of labor! You couldn't buy the parts, even with a deal, for what you paid.

I think that the buyer's remorse thing is part of human nature - the best cure is to go out and ride your bike until you can no longer think clearly. Works for me.