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    Calling Cannondale experts unique old Mtn bike Frame and Fork

    I just dug an old Cannondale Mtn bike frame out of storage to scavenge some parts off of it and I'm looking for info. Will post pics once I clean it up a little, but some background in the mean time:

    I got the frame and fork used from a riding partner in 1989. SN info indicates that it is a 22" frame made 4/22/87. It is unique in that it takes a 26" front wheel and 24" rear.

    Pics to follow later this afternoon...
    Last edited by hockeyref; 07-12-14 at 01:11 PM. Reason: added info
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    I had a yellow one back in the day with the 24/26 set up. Cool bikes.
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    I think the 26" front/24" rear was from the very first years of Cannondale mountain bikes. They called it "Beast of the East" since the smaller rear wheel, plus an extra-high bottom bracket, made it more suitable for "Eastern" technical trails versus "Western" jeep trails and fire roads.
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    OK, looked at 1987 catalogue on vintage cannondale site and based on the color and 24" rear it was an SM600.....
    Last edited by hockeyref; 07-12-14 at 01:38 PM. Reason: positive ID from old catalogue
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    The later fad was a 69er. 29er wheel in the front and a 26 wheel in the back.

    It actually works quite well even though the front wheel is larger than the rear wheel!

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