Hope this is the appropriate subtopic. . .
I called Cannondale back in, I guess 1996, and gave them the "serial" number from the chainstay.
The nice lady on the other end said, I think, 1988 R800. And I've basically been saying that's what it is for the last 15 years.
Firstly, let me get this straight: all the road frames from this era are the same, the only difference is the components?
"OK, so, why are you bothering us, then," you might be thinking. Well, it's only recently that I decided to fix her back up and take her out. . maybe chase some puppies. Anyway, I became interested in documenting exactly what was on the bike as well as verifying that my memory of this being an R800 was correct.
S/N: 56092486005 (56cm, Sept 9, 1986, sequence 005)
Component Details (that have not been replaced since obtaining):
Suntour Cyclone (6000) Shifters and derailleurs.
Crankset is Sugino SLP 52/42 / Sakae SX (left) (170mm)
Seatpost is Sugino SP-K
Rear hub is Miche Competition.
The frame is completely black.
The Cannondale logo (name) is on the toptube-- black with silver border (or maybe clear with silver border).
The famous Cannondale leaning against a house on the head tube.
No other markings or decals.