Hi, I'm finding that I'm unable to make a decision based on the facts as I know them and am hoping some of you with opinions might shed some new light to help me decide. I'm deciding between two relatively lightly used Scalpels. Does an obvious choice stand out to you? Thanks a ton! -Six
Option 1 $1900
Brand new 2009 Scalpel 3 frame/fork with lightly used 2007 Scalpel 2 (mostly XTR & XT) components; the original 2007 frame, fork, and rear cassette were replaced by Cannondale due to a frame issue. All non-replaced 2007 components are very lightly used, bike was never raced and was ridden for less than 300 miles - pretty much sat after purchase. The frame/fork/cassette have virtually zero miles on them. $1900 shipped to my door from out of state. Bike is black and has the look I like. Aluminum 2009 Scalpel 3 frame/fork that are brand new.
And has this frame and fork:
Option 2: $2300
2009 Scalpel 2 carbon, raced by a relatively lightweight bikestore employee I know who took very good care of the bike, maintained the fork/bottom bracket, etc. $2300 out the door, purchased from a local bike shop that I like. Bike is white and looks OK, with carbon frame. 400 miles, and I trust his stated miles and the care he took of it. Plus I'd have the benefit of buying from a local store and any long term goodwill that comes from that.
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