There are a bunch of 461's on ebay right now cheap. around $1000. (If you ride a 55cm, there is new 555 that has been unbought for $1200.) Looks tend to run a centimeter longer on the top tube than most other bikes. A 53 has a TT of 54.5cm. That said the Cannondale is going to be alot lighter and stiffer than the 461.The Look frame in this case would probably be about $200 less than the 'Dale Six13 pro. Might go with the look.
AlexCad5 said:There are a bunch of 461's on ebay right now cheap. around $1000. (If you ride a 55cm, there is new 555 that has been unbought for $1200.) Looks tend to run a centimeter longer on the top tube than most other bikes. A 53 has a TT of 54.5cm. That said the Cannondale is going to be alot lighter and stiffer than the 461.
In the end, buy a bike that fits, not one that's the best deal or the coolest looking.
I love Looks, I have a 231, but I think you made a good choice. I have also had a Caad 5. Depending on the fork rake (mine had a 45 degree) which I found twitchy in combination with the headtube angle, you might try a 43 if you experience the same thing.Stjtoday said:Grats Satch! Hope the bike treats ya well..
no doubt "last minute"; that was mine for $1000 you sneaky bastidOK, well, last minute split second decision, decided to grab a six13 pro frame/fork off ebay, black, 54cm, just has the carbon down tube. $1025 for frame and slice fork....
yamaha_mike said:no doubt "last minute"; that was mine for $1000 you sneaky bastid
oh well, congrats. i've test ridden a few bikes and the six13 is my choice (so far). there is another six13 still for sale but i am not sure about it since it has been crashed???
=) i was doing that double-bidding with a roubaix pro frame as well as the six13.Haha, sorry, yeah, I kinda sniped it. I know which one you are talking about, its a full bike though, right? I much prefer the nude/aluminum finish on it though,with the two carbon tubes.
If it makes you feel any better, I just paid for my sniping ways big time........I forgot that I had placed a bid order on the look frame, and just received an email congratulating me on winning it!!!!!!! Doh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone need a kg461 53cm??
check out www.stealthbid.comyamaha_mike said:i didn't win the roubaix, either.
same ebay deal with buyers (smarter than i) bidding during the final minutes. i was thinking i might get it for $600!
since i test rode a s-works roubaix and found that it had no real faults (just no real excitement either) i figured it would probably be a "perfect" rainy day bike.
that cannondale though. wow!
i test rode the six13 and although i can't say exactly why i like it best, it is my favorite. you'll like the ride i'm sure. should be fun building up both and seeing which you like best. good luck.