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How good is this bike?(5 posts)

How good is this bike?Bigburlymtnman
Apr 18, 2002 6:12 PM

What I was wondering is if this bike is worth under a thousand/over a thousand,or whatever. Is that Dura-Ace the same as the present D/A? If not, then what are the disadvantages or advantages? Thanks for any input.

Not an expert with Cannondales, but...DINOSAUR
Apr 18, 2002 9:14 PM
I'm not an expert with Cannondales. Think the Caad 3 should put it around '96. I had a F700 Cannondale MB with a Caad 3 frame. My $.02 is that if you click on GVH Bikes Inc, he has brand new Caad 3 frames for $395.00. You could build it up with Campy Voloce, which would put it around $1200 (no sales tax in Oregon). I'm thinking that $800.00 is a fair price, but not the deal of the century. I considered a Saeco Team Replica Caad 4 when I purchased my Klein back in '99. I think they came with Campy Record at that time. Nice bike but out of my price range.
Perhaps more will follow with more knowledge than I on this bike. Whatever you do, make sure what you decide to go with fits and don't jump into anything.
Also on ebay, I'm told the best way to buy is at the last second before bids close.
D/A group is the same except.........Dave Hickey
Apr 19, 2002 4:07 AM
The D/A group listed might not be flight deck compatable. Other than that, it's the same as the current group.
re: How good is this bike?goathead1
Apr 19, 2002 8:10 AM
Two years ago I bought a used CAAD4 with 9 sp D/A, Ksyrium wheels, and a carbon seatpost for $1600. I'd say that the ebay bike is worth up to $1000, but if it gets above that you would be better served buying a new CAAD4 from GVH Bikes. IMHO, the CAAD4 is a much more comfortable frame than the CAAD3.
Nice bike but...Sintesi
Apr 19, 2002 10:58 AM
I may be wrong, I'm not a Cdale guy but that looks like one of the frames with straight seat stays. The newer models have curved stays and ride a bunch smoother. So it may be a bone crusher. Not a bad frame at all just maybe not the best selection for a century. 4 years old, aluminum frame, assuming it was ridden thousands of miles, I wouldn't pay much more than $800 if it's in good condition.

My .02 cents.