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Old 12-16-04, 11:13 PM   #1
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old school rigid Cannondale m1000

Got this bike off ebay a year ago and have been unable to find -any- info about it on the net.

Is this a decent bike? I am going to convert it into a commuter/street bike, and possibly repaint it.

Any comments/info is appreciated.

It's black, says 'm1000' on the top tube. Says 'Competition Series' on the chainstays. The fork says 'Pepperoni'. Not sure what year it is.

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My guess is early 1990s... somewhere between 1990 and 1993. Can you also describe some of the components on it? The Pepperoni fork is an aluminum fork. The M1000 was an upper mid-range bike for its time and generally had Suntour XC class components which was analogous to the old Shimano DeoreDX components that was positioned between DeoreLX and DeoreXT. I'm guessing the bike probably retailed for around $700 to $750.
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Definitely pre-headshok days, eh?
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Definitely pre-headshok days, eh?
Yeah... Pepperoni forks were rigid forks.
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Yeah... I remember them being offered.. were they not also offered alongside the Headshok on some lower end bikes that weren't suspension-equipped? I didn't get into mtn biking til like 96 or 97 and I'm pretty sure I remember Pepperonis being on cannondales even at that time.
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khuon's pretty close with that description. I bought my wife a new M700 back in 1992 for about $750 and it came with LX 7-speed. The Pepperoni is a massive looking fork along with that massive evolution headset. I did receive a recall notice from Cannondale about 6 months later informing me to swap out the fork for another Pepperoni but I never did that......and I don't recall the nature of the recall. If I were you I'd hang on to that bike and use it as a commuter/tourer. It's a nice bike.
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Pictures would help considerably.

My bro-in-law bought an M500 back in '93, and the M1000 with the Pepperoni was a significant upgrade. The M1000 was probably in the $1200 to $1500 range.

Is the headset threaded or an Aheadset (threadless)? I'm guessing the vintage is early 90's because soon after Cannondale developed the Headshock.
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check the serial number (usually on bottom of bottom bracket). First two digits are the size, next 6 are date of manufacture, remainder are unit number. For instance: SN#54021787121 indicates a 54 cm frame, built on February 17, 1987, #121.
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check the serial number (usually on bottom of bottom bracket). First two digits are the size, next 6 are date of manufacture, remainder are unit number. For instance: SN#54021787121 indicates a 54 cm frame, built on February 17, 1987, #121.
Great tip!!! I forgot this about Cannondales.

I won't have internet access for a couple of days. Will try to see if I still have the ebay pic that I can post for Merton.

I'll probably look towards upgrading most of the stuff, see if I can get some newer Shimano parts off ebay and possibly a more street-specific wheelset off ebay.
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