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Cannondale, not C+V, but need help plz.

Old 05-20-19, 03:09 PM
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Cannondale, not C+V, but need help plz.

Cannondale from @wgscott, again a bit of an oddity, but pretty cool and rides just fine.

Hoping for model ID and year.







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Old 05-20-19, 06:33 PM
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I don't know for sure, but my first guess is F600 or F800 mountain bike. Cantis would put it at late 90s, but I can't seem to find any pictures with that graphics scheme.
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Those topo graphics are absolutely incredible!
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The serial number format is puzzling. It doesn't match any of the known formats on the vintage cannondale site, though it resembles 2000-2001 more than anything else:

https://vintagecannondale.com/info/serial_numbers/
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My wife had a CAAD2 road frame from 1996, so maybe late 90’s? Another clue would be the head tube shock which I seem to remember from around that time too.
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Logo puts it at 2000 or newer. The Magura hydraulic canti brakes are a nice touch. In the '90s, Cannondale named everything with their alphanumeric system. In the early '00s it was that and/or an actual word. So to have this lack both of those things is frustrating, let alone the color scheme not existing. I have no clue on this.
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@wgscott provided a way back info page that led to a Bicycle Bluebook page that lists this as a 2001 Canonndale Adventure.

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=36461&make=672&model=74287

And thanx for chiming in.

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Does it have 26" or 700c wheels? The BlueBook says 700c which is what I'm leaning towards. The frame design and geometry reminds me of my 2003 Comfort 600 which has 26" wheels, came equipped with the SRAM Dual Drive rear hub system and a Headshok. Mine has the similar decals except it says simply "CAAD"

During the late '90s and early 2000s Cannondale made some unique high end specialty bikes which never seemed to catch hold in the public's mind. I had a NH LBS special order mine and it didn't arrive exactly spec'd to the catalog description. There are very few examples of these Cannondales out there to compare to. I've never come across another Comfort 600 nor seen the even higher end Comfort 1000 from that era.

I'm still riding mine and in the process of finishing its winter make-over (it will look quite different from the original pictured below). Can't believe I've enjoyed it for 16 years. I'm planning to retire in 2023 when it turns 20. Will it be vintage at that point? Like me?

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Don't forget, they had a few models with Silk in the model name, like Silk Trail & Silk Path. Those also came with 700c wheels, and the Headshok which gave them their name. 🙂 Not all gave much tire clearance in the back, you had to be careful to look, before buying. I imagine mail ordering could be pretty frustrating, considering their cost when new. 😲
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Don't forget, they had a few models with Silk in the model name, like Silk Trail & Silk Path. Those also came with 700c wheels, and the Headshok which gave them their name. 🙂 Not all gave much tire clearance in the back, you had to be careful to look, before buying. I imagine mail ordering could be pretty frustrating, considering their cost when new. 😲
See post #7 , got it all figured out.
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