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Did I get a good deal on this bike?(13 posts)

Did I get a good deal on this bike?CLASH
Aug 18, 2003 6:17 PM
I paid 200 for it.

I ride mountain bikes. This is my first Road bike.

Is Shamino 105 rear derallier any good? that is what it has and i have no idea..??
Just one thing!the bull
Aug 18, 2003 6:36 PM
Ditch the aero bars!
Get some real bars and brake levers.
Then put the shifters in the handlebars ends!
Then you have a road bike.

BTW 105 is like Deore LX.
re: Did I get a good deal on this bike?DERICK
Aug 18, 2003 7:01 PM
Looks like a CAAD3 or earlier Cannondale roadbike set up for triathalon use. Sounds like a good price. They have a rep for having a harsh ride but are very well made. I agree with The Bull about changing the bars(like in the picture). You will be more comfortable and have better control. You should be able to E-bay the aero bar set up. Keep posting Questions here. I too came from mountain biking and found this board incredibly helpful.
By the way:
Dura-Ace = XTR
Ultegra = XT
105 = LX
Probably an R 2.8...Akirasho
Aug 18, 2003 7:09 PM
... notice the cantilever rear stays... this occured before the introduction of the CAAD series...

Agreed, it'll be super stiff... but that's the way they built 'em back then... and for certain applications, it's a plus.

True, unless you're planning on TT's or Tri's... you might be better served with standard road drops.

Be the bike.
I agree.sn69
Aug 18, 2003 7:24 PM
In fact, I'm gonna guess that it's a 93 or 94 R700 tri. I had a 95--the only differences were the paint, a threadless headset and an Ultegra 600 rear de.

Like Akira said, it's a stiff rocket bike that has a light frame. The seat tube geo is right around 75 degrees, something of an in-between from the QRoo standard of the day (78) to a strait road frame. Given your background, that might feel a little odd at first.

Thanks GuysCLASH
Aug 18, 2003 8:54 PM
Well the guy I bought it from said he had normal bars that he is going to give me along with alot of other parts..

well thnaks for you thoughts guys

Also the guy i bought it from said he just bought the frame 2 years ago and built it from there...
Thanks Guysfiltersweep
Aug 19, 2003 4:59 AM
Bar end shifters and brakes won't be much use with drop bars... you'll need new shifters/brakes
can get brake levers and use shifters in the bar ends (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 19, 2003 5:58 AM
for specific, accurate model & year info on that frame,...JS Haiku Shop
Aug 19, 2003 6:00 AM
get the serial number off the frame and call cannondale:

that is their number??CLASH
Aug 19, 2003 9:04 AM
That is cannondale's number? I live in SoCal and there used to be a shop called Bike USA. That is where the guy that owned the bike before me bought the bike. But BIke USA has been gone for likr 5 years.
that is their number??JS Haiku Shop
Aug 19, 2003 9:07 AM
1800bikeusa IS cannondale's number.

for more information, check the contacts link at
that is their number??CLASH
Aug 19, 2003 9:18 AM
Ok i will contact them. Thanks for telling me about that..
that is their number??MShaw
Aug 19, 2003 11:33 AM
Nope. Bike USA just sold out to Performance 1-2 years ago. BikesUSA in VA sold out 4-5 years ago.

Even worse, Perf. bought Supergo, and now they're ruining it too!