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    is this a good deal? used 2008 F3

    is this a good deal? found this on craigslist

    http://binghamton.craigslist.org/bik/1713153394.html

    2007/08 Cannondale F3 Mtn. Bike, XL Caffene all alluminum hand made in USA frame with adjustable front suspension, high end components, blue on black, ridden one time about 15 miles on a rail trail. Over $1000 new, first $600 takes it.


    it looks like it might be comparable to an '09 F4 but not sure

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    craigslist = desperation sellers

    go see it if you like it offer him $400 CASH trust me he'll take it.

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    It will be almost a 2 hr drive for me though.

    Im pretty sure the frames would be identical but would an 08 F3 have better components(mainly drivetrain) than an 09 F4?

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    Ask him to list the components. Ask him if he is willing to meet you half way, if he is then chisel him down a bit on the price. If you put him on the spot and show him the dough he will most likely take your offer.


    Let us know how you make out.

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    I turns out that its a 2007 based on what he described. I got him to go down to $500 on the phone. It has the red valve top for the fork and mech discs.

    It might be worth it to me to get an 09 F3 or F4 with waranty and upgraded brakes.

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    I ended up buying the 2007 on craigslist for $500.

    I left the reflectors on for the photo to show how far the previous owner got into it. He said he had only ridden it for 15 miles.


    he threw in a brand new set of these hybrid tires too:


    sorry the pics are kinda dark. I havent been able to ride it yet because the valve stems need a peice on it to inflate(tires are near flat) and I dont have any equipment right now.

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    I just sold my lightly used 2008 F29 One FRAME ONLY on ebay for $485. I'd say $600 for a complete bike of the same year, with a Headshok nonetheless, would be fair. Try what HAL said. Take $600 with you but only offer $400. Try to make him come down. If he won't, and you REALLY like the bike and are willing to pay $600, then do it. As long as you ride it a lot and get enjoyment out of it, it's worth it

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    check the earlier replay...we worked it out at $500.
    It does have a 2" scratch on the top tube that was touched up, but from a distance you cannot notice it. Also the rear tire has a little wobble to it and rubs the brake pad some.

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    That's what I get for not reading the whole thread... Enjoy your new ride

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    I think you landed a deal. Congratulations on your like new F3 !
    '15 Niner RLT 9
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    Congrats on the new bike, looks great! Re: rear tire wobble, you may want to have the hub checked out by your LBS.
    "Single speed is the new black. Wait, black is the old black... Actually, single speed really isn't new at all."
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