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Old 01-10-05, 05:26 PM   #1
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CANNONDALE track bike colors / years ?

Hey!

I'm interested to know the chronological order of Cannondale's track bikes. You have the blue one, the green one, the plain one and I just saw a black one on eBay.

When were they produced?

Anyone else think the new ones are ugly & too expensive?
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Old 01-10-05, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hey!

I'm interested to know the chronological order of Cannondale's track bikes. You have the blue one, the green one, the plain one and I just saw a black one on eBay.

When were they produced?

Anyone else think the new ones are ugly & too expensive?
New ones have too mnany decals. My favourite is still the silver/chrome one - that one guy rides in Chicago as a Potbelly's messenger - he's got a beautiful one.

Others -
http://fixedgeargallery.com/2004/b/eric.htm
http://www.bikecult.com/works/collec...cannontrk.html
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I just saw that one on eBay, it was beat up & went for close to $400 for the just the frame.
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The blue ones and green ones were made in the 90s(mid to late I think). This is just an observation but most of the blue ones I've seen tend to be larger sizes and the green ones are smaller sizes. I think the polished ones were made a little later, maybe late 90s, and there don't seem to be many of them around. The newer ones have only been around for a couple years, and yeah, I think it would benefit from a simpler paintjob/not so many stickers. Have only heard about the black "messenger" frame...

I have a blue one and love it. However there's no way I'd spend four bills on a beat up used one, aluminum just doesn't last that long.
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Have only heard about the black "messenger" frame....
Plenty of info and pics on the messenger frameset here:
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=12099
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Anyone else think the new ones are ugly & too expensive?
definatley, recent cannondale track bikes are horrific!
I had late 90s (blue) for a while and got rid of it, stretched aluminum feels like craps and dents waaaay too easily
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Blue frames came out first in the early 90's (92-93) time frame it was set up with Suntour Suprepe Pro Group and 32 hole tubular rims . All others are after and some came with thinner oversize tubing not like the Blue frames.

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Thanks for all the info!

But the black Cannondale track bike that I saw on eBay was here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

It looks like the older ones but it's black with red letters. Nice!!
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Thanks for all the info!

But the black Cannondale track bike that I saw on eBay was here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

It looks like the older ones but it's black with red letters. Nice!!
That is the old frame, my guess is someone repainted it and got new decals.
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damn, that black frame is hot. i should do that to my blue one, it's getting pretty scuffed up...
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