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Old 11-21-10, 10:13 PM
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Cannondale MT1000

Anyone know if there was a purple MT 1000 or any other Cannondale tandem that was purple.
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Old 11-22-10, 07:14 AM
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Yes, there have been several over the years. Off the top of my head, the purple MT and RT models were produced in the mid 90's. There was a black/purple fade model in the mid-90s and then a Techulusion or Shade-shifter purple/green RT3000 at some point.

If you want to know the exact years Google "Cannondale Catalogs" and you can find .pdfs of Cannondale's catalogs going back into those early 90's when they began offering the tandems. I don't believe BikePedia has the colors listed before '97 or '98.

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Old 11-22-10, 09:48 PM
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Don't know if the tandem serial numbers are listed. It does have almost all of the catalogs in PDF form though.
https://www.vintagecannondale.com/
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Old 11-28-10, 08:19 PM
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Thanks for your help it is a 1995
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We have one! I realise the poster likely no longer needs to know - but I was searching the forums for Cannondale serial to work this out (ours seems to be GE 131 09729 62016 and I am still trying to decode from there, but suspect it means it was made in '96 or '97? One of the things we liked was the deep purple, almost iridescent. Front forks are branded "Pepperoni" FWIW.
[edit] just discovered "GE" means it has a birthday of May 1995! So we have a teenager! [/edit]

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Originally Posted by Mainframeguy View Post
We have one! I realise the poster likely no longer needs to know - but I was searching the forums for Cannondale serial to work this out (ours seems to be GE 131 09729 62016 and I am still trying to decode from there, but suspect it means it was made in '96 or '97? One of the things we liked was the deep purple, almost iridescent. Front forks are branded "Pepperoni" FWIW.
[edit] just discovered "GE" means it has a birthday of May 1995! So we have a teenager! [/edit]
I can help you by eliminating 1996 -- our MT1000 is matte blue.
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Old 07-18-12, 10:24 PM
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To mainframe guy- my wonder is does your bike have a decal on it to indicate what model it is? I've just purchased a used cannonade mt and there is no decal on it to indicate the model. My components are shimano xt and it has a shock absorbing stoker seat post. These things indicate supposingly that it is an mt2000. So I am told. My bike is also grape in color and I am told that it was built in 2005. I am puzzled really of what I bought or maybe frustrated that I don't "really" know. Your thoughts, thanks.
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Originally Posted by LuckySailor View Post
To mainframe guy- my wonder is does your bike have a decal on it to indicate what model it is? I've just purchased a used cannonade mt and there is no decal on it to indicate the model. My components are shimano xt and it has a shock absorbing stoker seat post. These things indicate supposingly that it is an mt2000. So I am told. My bike is also grape in color and I am told that it was built in 2005. I am puzzled really of what I bought or maybe frustrated that I don't "really" know. Your thoughts, thanks.
Some years have model names, others don't. The earlier 90's MTs were labelled as "Los Dos" even though they also carried the MT800, MT1000, etc. designations to differentiate component levels. The later 90's models carried their respective MT2000, MT3000 model markings. I'm guessing the mid-90's models just omitted the model markings as they made the transition.

Best way to establish what you have is to use BikePedia to find the closest component mix, noting that components do sometimes get changed over time.

Based on what you described and assuming it is a 1995, it sounds more like an MT3000 than an MT2000

Here's a link to the info page on '95 MT3000 at BikePedia: https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...3000&Type=bike

Here's a link to the info page on '95 MT2000 at BikePedia: https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...2000&Type=bike

Note that Cannondale was pretty good about only offering each model in a different frame color and changed colors almost every year in the 90's and early 2000's.
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I am prepared to almost guarantee from what you have said that your 'dale dates from the 90's (unless they rotated the colours?).

In order to actually "know" the technique to employ is to invert your bike, clean beneath the front bottom bracket and see what serial has been stamped. Look here to cross reference and learn more as a starter (was all I needed I think).

If there's any sign your serial number has been filed away or something then beware! Likely your bike may be "hot". One of the usual reasons you may have taken the serial number down already would be for insurance purposes.

By your descriptions I am guessing you have an MT1000, likely '95 - it matches most of the specification for ours except we have upgraded to a Deore transmission, if I remember rightly was XT and I think had a twist shisft for the gears, but we rapidly upgraded so memory not good on that. The V-brakes remain as XT. Recommend the upgrade BTW!

It is a bike worth keeping and investing in IMHO. Ours has managed to clock up 2,300 memorable miles since that transmission upgrade!
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