Old 10-24-21, 10:32 PM
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Ironfish653
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Could be a replacement or shop-built bike; they sold a lot of CAAD-3s and -4s as bare frames, lots of non-stock components could point that way, but it is a 15-year-old high-performance bike; things may have been changed since it was first built.
CAAD-5 was where they dropped the R-### moniker and CAAD became a model series unto itself, leading up to the current CAAD-13. Following the practice of the time, just like the R- bikes, Cannondale used the same frame for several models, with the difference being the component build kit.
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Also, being an XXL frame, it's possible it was welded and painted in the 05 production run, and not built out until the 06' SN#s, being that it's a lower demand item than, say a 56cm
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