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Switching to a larger frame(5 posts)

Switching to a larger frameneverspeakingup
Sep 19, 2003 8:07 AM
Say I've got myself a 2003 CAAD5 frame in a 56cm. Its been too small for me since I've had it, but its just now become annoying. Its only got about 1000 miles on it. Now, if I wanted to move up to a 58cm frame, keep all my components/etc... what would be the best way to do such a thing? Is it possible to do this economically? Or am I going to pay out the ass? Anyone who works at shops have any ideas? I called cannondale, and they said that I'd have to go through the shop.

find a new shop they can't do a correct fitandy02
Sep 19, 2003 8:47 AM
the shop you bought it from can't fit someone. I have meet a lot of shop guys this year that think they can look at someone and say what size frame they need. I think you can get close that way but thats not to say that it will be the best for your style and build.
re: Switching to a larger frameLC
Sep 19, 2003 9:18 AM
Best bet is to find a used frame that fits, and sell yours. If done correctly you might come out of it with a net of zero dollars.
re: Switching to a larger frametarwheel
Sep 19, 2003 9:48 AM
Most bike shops charge about $100 labor to swap components from one frame to another. Have you checked the local Cannondale shop to see if they've got a used 58 frame around? If not, I would look for a used frame on eBay or RBR classifieds. You might also find a new Cannondale frame for a good price at
re: Switching to a larger frameneverspeakingup
Sep 19, 2003 1:23 PM
Well, labor is nothing, I've got a shop tech for a best friend. The 56 was an error on my part, not the shops. It was a prodeal, and I assumed that a 56 was right, because that's what I'd been riding.

Thanks for the advice, how much should I expect from the frame?