DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Get the serial number from the seller. Its a repaint, no decals, no other markings. So you are not going to find it in the catalogs. Cannondale used a good serial number system back then.
Many of us would not squeeze an eight speed system into an aluminum frame Cannondale. I have one right now, and I have been thinking about putting eight speed STI onto it.
The replacement fork is very odd. The original fork was cromoly, so there is no advantage of replacing it with another cromoly fork. That makes me wonder whether bike was in a wreck. I would check it really carefully.
Toronto pricing seems to be on the high side. If so, this bike is a decent/good deal.
It predates 1989, when Cannondale went with the long cantilever style dropouts.
And since you are buying it as an end user, I don't see much difference whether it is a 1984 or a 1987 model. Since it no longer has original paint, fork, or components, nothing is really original anyway.
Last edited by wrk101; 12-19-09 at 11:35 AM.