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Cannondale RT500 1983 Serial #AA00176

Old 03-21-11, 09:06 PM
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Cannondale ST500 1983 Serial #AA00176

Correction: ST500 (not RT).

Currently for sale (not by me). Supposedly one of the first 200 Cannondales ever produced. All stock except for tires and rear der. Good condition.

Color and frame match the Cannondale catalog from 1983.

Cannondale's vintage site seems to confirm the claim re: the serial #. Any idea how collectible or valued this bike would be?

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Old 03-21-11, 10:32 PM
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I recently bought an 86 that I am trying to restore; and, although there are a small group of collectors out there that might really value a C'dale from the first year of production; they don't hold any huge value to most bike people. C'dale just were the first to use aluminum frames. The frame welds are kinda chunky to me and didn't change much for many years.
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Yeah, not really collectible today, although it would be unusual to find an AA bike with good paint. And as Rothenfied mentions, the welds on the earlier frames are not as nicely finished as the later 80's one. An excellent rider, however.
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Hi,

I actually just picked up one of these frames ('84 Cannondale ST500). I'm having trouble getting the right bottom bracket size for it. I've taken it to 2 mechanics, both can't seem to get a good match with the Sugino GT Crank I have. The last mechanic told me I would probably need a 127mm length. He didn't have it in stock and was hesitant to give to go ahead since it would be nonrefundable.

I was wondering if you know the bottom bracket size that has worked best for you?

Let me know!

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Answered your other post as well, can check at the end of the week to see if I have a 127 for you. I still think something narrower like a 115-116 should work with that crank, but there you have it. Is it maybe an old triple that has had the inner ring removed?
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Thanks

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Answered your other post as well, can check at the end of the week to see if I have a 127 for you. I still think something narrower like a 115-116 should work with that crank, but there you have it. Is it maybe an old triple that has had the inner ring removed?
That would be great. You might be right about the missing ring.

There is a Cannondale dealer in Toronto. I think I'm going to take it down to him and see what he thinks. I'm sure he would be able to figure this out for me.

Do you live in Toronto, Canada?
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Uh, no. I'm down in sunny Virginia, USA
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