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Whats up with all the cannondale haters on this site?(26 posts)

Whats up with all the cannondale haters on this site?kentuckyjoe
Jan 29, 2002 3:56 PM
Man,i posted a pic of my bike in the photo gallery and like 4-5 people just started bashing away at it.I know alot of people arent that keen on aluminum frames but why bash someone elses bike just because you like a different brand better? later,Joe
re: Whats up with all the cannondale haters on this site?Greyhound
Jan 29, 2002 4:35 PM
I worked at a bike shop that was in the process of dropping cannondale from the line up from all the issues they had to deal with. Frame failures, waranty issues, recalls, and many other general issues contributed to this. If your specific bike workes for you, then great. I think that the problem is (or should be) with the company rather than each and every bike. I have a lot of friends who ride them and love them, and there is no overlying problem with every bike, so outright bashing is unneccesary.
Which one is it? I want to get in a few whacks too.cyclinseth
Jan 29, 2002 4:38 PM
Just joking.
Cannondale doesn't suck alone.Elefantino
Jan 29, 2002 6:50 PM
Trek sucks
Specialized sucks.
Giant sucks.
GT/Schwinn/Pacific really sucks.
Marin sucks.
Bianchi sucks.
Litespeed sucks.
Seven sucks.
Merlin sucks.
Serotta sucks.
Look sucks.
and so on.

About the only bikes that don't suck are those sold by Gary V. Hobbs, or so I have been able to deduce thus far. But it's still early.

Because I have to be a contrarian,

PS: Of course, Colnago doesn't suck. I may have a chance to go to the factory sometime in the fall, so I have to polish up on my Italian for "can I have one of those C-40 things for like, um, free?"
Puedo aver uno di questo C-40, ehhhh, gratis?ohio
Jan 29, 2002 11:01 PM
Di nada.
Posso avere una C-40 biciclete per gratis?ZvierBoy
Jan 30, 2002 2:05 AM
don't hold me to it, i'm not italian!!!

first off, it's biciclettaQ
Jan 30, 2002 6:23 AM
and you only need one, so don't be greedy and ask for biciclette
2nd of allZvierBoy
Jan 31, 2002 8:37 AM
if i was that greedy and wanted to get 2 or more i'd say
poso avere le biciclete

yep, you're right i made type, it should have been
una bicicleta or shorter yet
una bici


Posso avere una bici per libero? Li bacerò se mi date uno?Trust me
Jan 30, 2002 7:25 AM
My GVH bike did suckterry b
Jan 30, 2002 9:50 AM
but I think I have the only one. and it doesn't suck anymore now that I've built it the way it should have been built in the first place.
I didn't have a good experience eitherDiggler
Jan 30, 2002 10:07 AM
but will forego the explanation because anyone that dis's GVH will get flamed
re: Whats up with all the cannondale haters on this site?firstrax
Jan 29, 2002 8:37 PM
You should see what happens when someone posts a pic or mentions Airborne.
How could I forget? They suck too. nmElefantino
Jan 29, 2002 8:57 PM
Made in China bike never sucks! nmChou en Lie
Jan 29, 2002 10:45 PM
photo trolls ...bianchi boy
Jan 29, 2002 9:11 PM
There's a bunch of guys who trash all the bikes with pictures posted. Usually they criticize stuff like the color of the handlebar tape, spacers beneath the stem, the type of saddle, height of the handlebars -- real important stuff. Just ignore 'em.
guilty here tooblitz
Jan 30, 2002 1:05 PM

and remember the guy in the red skinsuit?
I saw the Bikecyclaholic
Jan 29, 2002 10:40 PM
I checked out your picture and you have a fine, American made bicycle.I ride with plenty of people who ride Cannondales (my brother, for instance, has two) and they love them.

I don't know why they jumped on your bike as they did, but you sure don't need to bait the trolls. Maybe it was "My 'Dale", which could come off as very lame. The 17.4 lbs claim, while possibly accurate (no judgement here) seems a little overly precise and anal. Who knows? Sometimes it doesn't take much to set people off.

You need to be less insecure about such comments. They're just electrons on a computer screen. I would love to have a bike like yours in my stable. I know it's a good bike.

Besides, there are other brands that just get roasted on here, some for good reason. Be glad you aren't riding one of those.
I saw the Bikekentuckyjoe
Jan 30, 2002 3:22 AM
Yeah,i just didnt expect the reaction i guess,it dont bother me or anything i just thought maybe alot of people had bad experiences with cannondale frames.anyways your correct about the weight its 17lbs 14oz instead of 17.4oz and thats without the pedals also.i took it to the lbs for a once over to make sure i didnt screw anything up during assembly and to fine tune the derailers and stuff so he weighed it for me while i was there.Well,ill whine no more folks,guess it all comes down to the old saying:different strokes for different folks":) Later,Joe
re: Whats up with all the cannondale haters on this site?netso
Jan 30, 2002 5:51 AM
Not Me! I have a Canny r 2000 si, r 4000 si, r 4000. I came from Steel and aluminum was a bad word. Needless to say they were wrong, I love mine.
there's a guy here with 12 of them!Hardy Harhar
Jan 30, 2002 6:28 AM
go figure that!!!
hey at least your not ridin a C40!RayBan
Jan 30, 2002 6:49 AM
J/K about the C40...if your pic had replies talkin about knowing Dale back in school and how easy she was etc I found those replies funny. Cannondales are nice bikes. I can see people commenting about a bike pic that clearly shows a bad setup but I wouldnt fret about your bike its nice. I had Dales in the past and they are good frames.
re: Whats up with all the cannondale haters on this site?JimP
Jan 30, 2002 7:35 AM
Don't let them get to you. I rode a Cannondale for quite a few years. It was, and still is a very fast bike. A Cannondale rode frame is one of the most popular frames for triathletes. I raced mine and was successful enough to bring home a bunch of silver. My Cannondale has now been taken off of the road but I couldn't part with it so it still serves me on the wind trainer.
re: Whats up with all the cannondale haters on this site?zero1
Jan 30, 2002 8:17 AM
i wouldn't worry about sister has ridden cannondale for yrs and loves them...ride what you like....ride safe, gary
Jan 30, 2002 9:39 AM
Had to throw that out....
don't get all down on people givin ya hell about your ride.....
shit, I used to make fun of a lot of bikes until the team I joined is sponsered by Giant...
I can no longer be a bike snob now that I am riding a compact Taiwanese road bike I got on pro-deal!!!
Not as bad as the photo section comments in CarReview.comTig
Jan 30, 2002 11:41 AM
The bike photos section has it's fair share of flamers, but the car photos bring out the worst. One young guy in gangsta jeans made the mistake of posting his photo with his '67 Camero, and the attacks are merciless!

Your C-dale is nice, and you know it. Don't let a few jerks bring you down to their level.
Don't know: my grandmommy likes hers.Crankist
Jan 31, 2002 6:33 AM