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Mid 90s Cannondale M500 rear dropout

Old 11-25-18, 02:40 PM
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Mid 90s Cannondale M500 rear dropout

There is a decent one in my area that is $50.

I am thinking of going and picking it up for no other reason than it is in a cannondale in my size.

The rear drop out has this extension off the rear triangle of the frame that looks odd. I have never seen this before. It must have been a cannondale design thing. I had an m300 for a while and that was a standard dropout like you would expect. but this one is weird.

What is the point of it and are they good riding bikes? I wish i would have kept the m300 honestly.
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For 50 bucks, why not? I've got three vintage C'dales and love them all, but it really depends on the person. I have a '93 H series which makes a very nice canal trail bike. As for the weird drop outs, I think you could be referring to the cantilevered dropouts the mid 90's bikes had. They could be fine, they could not be. They have a reputation for failure but I've personally never had an issue with the two bikes I have of that style. Check out the forums, there's plenty of info on them, and Vintage Cannondale as well.
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Some sort of trailer hitch? Disc mount?
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Old 11-25-18, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TaywuhsaurusRex View Post
For 50 bucks, why not? I've got three vintage C'dales and love them all, but it really depends on the person. I have a '93 H series which makes a very nice canal trail bike. As for the weird drop outs, I think you could be referring to the cantilevered dropouts the mid 90's bikes had. They could be fine, they could not be. They have a reputation for failure but I've personally never had an issue with the two bikes I have of that style. Check out the forums, there's plenty of info on them, and Vintage Cannondale as well.

yup...cantilevered dropouts. I guess i didnt know the technical term. Weird design choice. IT is cheap enough....i might still grab it. IT looks like they are hit or miss as far as failure. Seems like a fine spot for it to crack though.
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Originally Posted by scale View Post
yup...cantilevered dropouts. I guess i didnt know the technical term. Weird design choice. IT is cheap enough....i might still grab it. IT looks like they are hit or miss as far as failure. Seems like a fine spot for it to crack though.
+1 on cantis...doubt that they are more prone to breaking, they have been around for a while.
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