Old 10-24-21, 10:32 PM
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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.
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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