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    It seemed like a good idea at the time ....

    ... in early 2001, I got this:

    Cannondale Bicycle Corp. - Adventure



    It is still in good shape. Is it worth anything? I tend not to sell my bikes because they are always worth far more than anyone would pay for them. But I never ride this now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
    ... in early 2001, I got this:

    Cannondale Bicycle Corp. - Adventure



    It is still in good shape. Is it worth anything? I tend not to sell my bikes because they are always worth far more than anyone would pay for them. But I never ride this now.
    I'd like to put drop bars on one of those for a commuter/light tourer, but the geometry looks too racy.
    How well does the shock work?

    I have no idea what it's worth.
    "When you know absolutely nothing, anyone who knows 1% more than nothing sounds like an expert."

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    Yep, drop bars, a single ring, another couch... I mean saddle and it would be a great commuter.

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    That saddle was the first (and fortunately only) time I have ever experienced pudendal nerve numbness. (It, and the numbness, are history. I don't even have it in my box of ass-hatchets.)

    It is one of several reasons I ruefully referred to it as my "Assistant Professor bike". I commuted on it from 2001 to end of 2009.

    The shock wasn't enough to compensate for the harsh aluminum frame (my newest road bike is made of steel). I think it needs to be cleaned up or replaced; it doesn't do much at all now.

    It was (is) primarily a commuter. One of the slightly cool things is the magnetic generator hub. The lights in the photo didn't come with it. I had to buy them from Peter White cycles.

    The brakes are Magura hydraulic rims. I'm not sure how to deal with that with drop bars.

    The frame says "Hand made in the US." (Despite the brand, it has neither cracked nor failed.)

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