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Sorry for the cross-post, I hope to get more response...
Hi, I really need some advice...

I started off with a department store bike but mainly commuting and a little off road. The type of riding I plan to do are Aggressive XC, some fast decending, some drops, Singletrack, and some light All mountain... Recently(9/08), I received 2009 Connondale F7 as a farewell gift. I've ride the bike a few times and didn't like the feel of the bike. It's not the size that makes me feel uncomfable, I believe it's the frame. I'm a Clydes at 6' 2" under 260pound, the frame just feels like it will fail on me (Its really Light). I didn't have any problem with the components etc.... Anyway I have limited cash to spend, so here is a few options.

Option 1: Sell The 09 F7 Frame while its still in very good condition & use that money toward the Banshee Scirocco (My Dream Bike) then use w/e parts that'll fit. I may also get a new fork or wheelset w/ the money I have.
( How Much do you guys think this frame should cost...)(No scratches, dent etc..)

Option 2: Get a New Fork w/ Front Wheel and ride till the frame brakes then buy the Banshee @ the end of 2009 or in 2010(don't ask me why).

Option 3: Sell the whole bike & built the Banshee Scirocco slowly, (Ride the Department Store bike as the Banshee is being built)

I don't know what to do:madman:
Feel Free to add other options.

My Bike ( Lighting White )
http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/model-9FS7.html
 

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I think the fork and wheels will definitely have to go, whatever else you do...

Sciroccos might not be easy to find. They are no longer in production and the successor does not exist yet.
 

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Hardtail Rider said:
:eek: :eek: My God, Only 150...?

its in great condition, no scratch, dent or anything like it...

damn:skep:
:lol: I looked for frames only but only came up with complete bike which sell for $475-550 so if you strip it to a frame $150 is about it. What you can try is strip it and post it on craigslist for what you feel is fair and see what happens, wont cost ya to try. :cornut:
 

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Pretty low end bike. Frame aint terrible, actually. IMO, ride the 'Dale and start the piggy bank. None of the parts on the Cdale are worth swapping except in an emergency. You'll likely find alot less frustration simply riding the bike until you can afford what you want. Save up some cash, start looking around for used bikes, and keep adding to the cash until you find what you want. Nothing wrong with used. I started with several of them.
 

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I've gotta agree with Barkleyfan. I wouldn't really care to swap over any of those parts onto a new frame. Wouldn't be that great of an upgrade to drop those components onto a better frame.

I too agree that the Cdale frame would only be worth about $200 max. You might as well either sell the whole thing and begin to save for the bike you REALLY want, or simply ride the thing until it dies (all the while saving for your next bike). I don't really like the idea of swapping over the pretty lower-end components over onto a better frame such as what you have in mind.

Barkleyfan also has a good point. People are always getting new bikes. There are some great bargains on the used market. Don't count it out.

On the flipside, if you think you can relatively easily upgrade your current bike and then toss everything onto a new frame (i.e., buying the frame you want as your last purchase), that might work. That's actually about what I'm doing. I'm slowly upgrading all my components on my current bike, and come early/mid Spring, I'm hoping to purchase a far superior frame and then simply drop my lightly used components onto it.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
 
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