I need to get fit and I need a new hobby 'cos I'm bored as ****. Why not cycling? Been going out on a shitty Hallford's hybrid thing that I've had for a few years but I've decided to get a proper road bike, a pair of gay shorts and get stuck in. I'm on a budget of about £500. Conveniently my uncle's work mate is selling his Cannondale CAAD 9 for £500. It's used obviously but it's hardly been ridden because of some medical problems he's had so it's in good condition. This is the bike in question. Apparently it's one of the last hand made frames Cannondale made before they shipped production to the Far East. My Uncle is into cycling himself and he reckons I should be snapping this blokes hand off, he say's I'll not find anything else comparable for the same price new. The lad who's selling it is pretty much the same size as me so it should fit me, but obviously I'll have to take it for a test ride first. Just want a second opinion really, am I really getting a good deal buying this CAAD9 for £500, or would I be better getting my own brand new for the same price?