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    Need help identifying bike thanks

    Need help identifying bike thanks-p1010005.jpgNeed help identifying bike thanks-p1010028.jpgNeed help identifying bike thanks-p1010027.jpgI got this bike for $50 at a thrift store thinking it was a cannondale because of the bars. The bottom bracket only has 5 digit sn# which are all numbers. It is very light weight so I'm guessing aluminum frame. Also if all original it would be a 1997 or 1998 bike because that is what year the rock shox indy SL was manufactured I guess it could be newer. It has unique top cable stops which are not welded on. I have looked at many different pictures of bikes on Google and could not find anything that matches so I'm wondering if it might be a custom frame. Thanks for everyone's help in advance. Components
    Handle bars Cannondale competition Taper Lite Easton E9
    shifters sram 900 esp
    Crank set shimano Deore LX
    Front Derailer sach 5
    Rear Derailer Sram carbon composite 7
    Front rim Xrim 2000
    7 speed cassette
    Sealed bottom bracket

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    pic of the whole frame?

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    nvrmnd, just showed up.

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    The rear triangle looks like a 90's GT...

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    You could try posting this in the Vintage, Retro, Custom (VRC) forum and you might get a hit on it. Or, you might get flamed. You can never tell with that forum
    But if you close your eyes it becomes so easy to see

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    Serial Number not acctual but close

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster616 View Post
    The rear triangle looks like a 90's GT...
    Thanks for your responses.
    Looking at more bike/frame pictures I thought it might be a rock lobster frame the welds look very similar on some of their frames. Serial number starts with 0 (08850)
    Last edited by Bikegeek999; 07-18-2013 at 04:46 PM.

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    Touch the frame with a magnet. If it sticks you definitely don't have a cannondale!
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    Magnet doesn't stick so it is defiantly a aluminum frame. Rules out rock lobster because all frames that start with 0 are suppose to be steel.

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    If it IS a cannondale, the seatstays would indicate a mid-late 1990's era bike. However, the serial # isn't consistent with how cannondale numbered their bikes during that, or any area. It's possible that # could be the sequence # used in that era though.

    P.S. helpful source: Vintage Cannondale - Information and Help
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    Need help identifying bike thanks-mongoose-iboc.jpg

    The wishbone seatstays remind me of Mongoose Iboc. That would be my best guess. Some model year iboc's all had top tube cable routing as well.

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    ^^^^
    that mongoose is steel.

    The riveted guides should be tell tail. Im having a hard time placing it. such a miss match of parts makes tuff to date it.

    The welds tell me its not a cannondale
    Whats this line for?

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    As far riveted guides go so far the only pics I could are of Ventana bikes and supposedly they have a 5 digit serial number but have not found a picture of the exact frame that I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster616 View Post
    The rear triangle looks like a 90's GT...
    no sign of a triple triangle on that frame, its not a 90s GT
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    Need help identifying bike thanks-2007-09-22bikes2002.jpg

    Maybe a Trek 6000 or similar series?

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