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Old 09-21-23, 12:02 AM
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Cannondale frame model ID?

Hello friends!
I recently purchased this frame and would like to identify the real model. It certainly is a Cannondale, but it isn't a CAAD3 neither a real Saeco model (rear drop outs are different). From the serial number I figured out it was build in 1995, but couldn't find anything else. Under the paint pittings on the fork it seems to be something black - could it be a carbon fork with aluminum crown and ends?
Serial number is:
GJ 6 10586
1473 B0N54
Regarding the components, I bought the frame equipped with Shimano XTR drivetrain, Shimano 600 tricolor wheelset and shifters, Dura Ace brakes.
Maybe you guys can shed some light on the real model of this frame.






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Old 09-21-23, 01:59 AM
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CAAD 2.8 with fake decals
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Cantilever dropouts and brazed-on cable stops says it's a 2.8. All 2.8s had the same frame, the component build determines the R-### model number. Carbon fork would have been R-600 or higher, but would have been black in '95; yours is a repaint: chainstay protector would be black, too - added after painting. CAAD-3, Saeco and the "C" head badge would be 97-98 (whole different bike)
Also, the derailleur hanger isn't even close to correct
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+1 on the derailleur hanger, Id try and source a proper one before starting the build.
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