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Old 10-04-09, 07:04 PM   #1
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1984 cannondale, are these components right?

I bought a used cannondale, im not sure the model, its a 1984

it has shimano biopace cog's, and shimano 105 brakes and deraillers

i dont have any pics now, but i was just curious if anyone has heard of this config on a cannondale

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Just do a search for the vintage Cannondale site. It has all the catalogs there, and you will be able to find your bike. It also shows how to decipher the serial number.
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hey wrk.i was already on vitage cannondale site, i see most of the bikes had suntour and campy components, thats why i came on here.

ill keep digging
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hey wrk.i was already on vitage cannondale site, i see most of the bikes had suntour and campy components, thats why i came on here.

ill keep digging
While Cannondale did use a lot of Suntour components, My 1987 T-600 was all Shimano (Deore and 600), and my SM-500 was almost all Shimano.

Your serial number will tell the year of the bike. If it doesn't match something in the catalog, check your date codes on the components (vintage Trek site will help you decipher them). I bet they were swapped out from another bike or an upgrade. Not unusual for a 25 year old bike to be swapped a few times.

McGreivey makes a great point below. May well have been bought just as a frameset and the original owner built it up from there. I don't recall any 105Shimano Cannondales from that era.

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In the mid-'80s, Cannondale sold a lot of frames, not-built-up. My wife did this (she hung mostly Campy stuff on hers).

(And maybe very early on, Cannondale didn't even sell complete bikes? But I may remember that wrong. )

Anyway, this could be why you see Shimano where you'd expect to see Campy or ST.

Of course, I could be entirely, or mostly wrong, too.
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makes perfect sense, i see the frame that looks similar, however the serial number to me screams 1984, however according to vintage cannondale, the serial # is in the location according to a 1986 or so bike!












did i atleast do well for $150?
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I have found the serial number info on the vintage Cannondale site to be spot on. 1983 to 1985 serial numbers are totally different than the 1986 to 19992. The great thing about the 1986 to 1992 serial number is that it gives you the exact production day.

Any ready to ride Cannondale with no serious issues is a deal at $150.
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did i atleast do well for $150?
I know nothing of these sort of "vintage" things, but I think that's on slick bike, regardless of the names of any of the components.
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That is a great vintage component set. I'd forget about it and get out and ride.
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thanks for the replies everyone, ill get out this weekend , weather permitting and give a nice ride report!
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That's certainly an odd one. Did you find the serial number, and if so, what is it?

Frame decals say pre-87 (beginning in 1987 the letter and train logo were filled on, not just outlined) but the drivetrain components & wheels say 1987-90. And that stem- what 's that all about? Modolo? Nitto? Most Cannondales from that era had polished Nitto stems except for some of the custom paint jobs that had blue or white ones. Only Modolo's I've come across from that general time span were on SR800 Criterium bikes and they did not look like that. Headset looks a little unusual too- most from that period were chrome ringed but those look black. What brand?

So, yes, as others have mentioned above, could well be a buildup from a frameset or an SR series bike from the mid-80's that someone updated along the way. I like the Biopace (bee-yo-pah-chay) rings from that era- they were supposed to give you a better power stroke and be a little easier on the knees (see Sheldon Brown's excellent article on biopace on his web site)- and I find them to be smooth shifting and very durable.

Overall it looks to be in good shape. If maintained properly, that bike will last you a lifetime.
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found out some info once i emailed the seller.

apparently....

he bought the bike from someone who was moving out west, hes an older gentleman who paid 200 for the bike, then took it to a well known shop and bike mechanic. (this mech is well known in town among enthusiasts and is always in high regard, if he told me something a bout this bike, i would believe him with complete confidence.)

so the owner tells me he took this bike to this mechanic mentioned before, he had a complete tune up, new tires and a new stem and handlebars, tape etc!

so im going to agree with everyone above who said its probably a put together piece by piece project, or someone did some up/downgrades on a few components.

im super happy with this bike, it runs like a top for the short ride ive taken it on so far.
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