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    vintagecannondale.com is now UP.

    www.vintagecannondale.com is now up and going for those of you who don't know. there are catalogs and serial number info for every year. as well as a gallery if anybody wants to be added.

    enjoy fellow cannondaler's

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    Nice site- really missin that '93 catalogue, but lots of cool stuff in there. Keep it UP!!

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    and 90 and 96... haha. 1974 is a trip to see though.

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    Great site thanks. I was facinated by the changes in the design of the "head badges" particularly the early ones. Is there a story here? Anyone know it?

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    I'm confused as well looking at that head badge change... I have the 90-95 sticker, but bought my bike in June of 96... is a dark purple faded to black on top and bottom of the frame really a 95? Not that it matters, it's just to long ago, I really would like to know.
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    I've got the same badge on my SuperV 700 carbon but I think its viper red is a long standing colour. Have you checked the frame date? Mine is Oct '95. My model does not feature in the '95 catalogue. I guess its a '96 model year bike but no ''96 brochure available! Euro specsmight also be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ftabove
    I'm confused as well looking at that head badge change... I have the 90-95 sticker, but bought my bike in June of 96... is a dark purple faded to black on top and bottom of the frame really a 95? Not that it matters, it's just to long ago, I really would like to know.
    check the serial number. and bikes do the same thing cars do. like buying a 2008 in 2007. i have a 2003 jekyll made in 02... and a 87 SM700 made in dec 86.

    as for the head badge. im not fully sure, and nor does cannondale. it might be 1997-1999. im waiting for the 96 and 97 catalogs! sombody has to have the 96!

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    good on ya broomhandle

    great project

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    check the serial number. and bikes do the same thing cars do. like buying a 2008 in 2007. i have a 2003 jekyll made in 02... and a 87 SM700 made in dec 86.

    as for the head badge. im not fully sure, and nor does cannondale. it might be 1997-1999. im waiting for the 96 and 97 catalogs! sombody has to have the 96!
    I'm feelin that its a 95, because when I bought it, the guy said it was the last purple one he had, and that they didn't make it anymore... since it was mid 96, I thought he meant the 97s didn't come in that color, but since it IS indeed in the 95 catalog, I assume it was a 95, and that 96s didn't come in the purple... it came in yellow and black I think. That was still 11 years ago, and I wanted purple. lol.
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    Ahhh, the glorious days of the Super V!

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    well, check the 1997 catalog. i just posted it on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    well, check the 1997 catalog. i just posted it on the site.
    When are ya gonna have the 97 cat done as I see your still scanning it. I have a 97 m500 that I ride everyday and has been totally upgraded into the 20th century. Man I love this bike.It's so reliable its scary.
    Early to bed early to RIZE makes a man healthy, wealthy <(scratch that) and wize.

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    its there.

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    Good job! You Da Man

    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    its there.

    That is by far the BEST Cannondale site EVER.
    Early to bed early to RIZE makes a man healthy, wealthy <(scratch that) and wize.

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    Where? It says its scanning. V Frustrated

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    hit refresh.(F5) i put that up right before i scanned it. thats probably in your cache. sorry for the frustration

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    Quote Originally Posted by danoalb
    That is by far the BEST Cannondale site EVER.
    thanks... if anybody has any thoughts or anything let me know. its for everybody.

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    Son of a b#$%@

    ANYONE HAVE A 97 Killer V they want to sell? That Tangerine color is SICK!!! If I had only waited a few more weeks I could have gotten one of those instead of my Purple.
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    Thanks got the '97. I see the Super V has lost the carbon swing arm by then. I guess I now need to see '96. The more you get the more you want.

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    haha...hopfully 96 will show up. as well as 93 and 90. everybody wants 90. the 1974 catalog is funny. i love the car rack. looks so scary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    haha...hopfully 96 will show up. as well as 93 and 90. everybody wants 90. the 1974 catalog is funny. i love the car rack. looks so scary!
    So does the car! LOL!!!
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    there is also a headshox database now:

    http://vintagecannondale.com/cannond.../headshok.html

    for anybody restoring or upgrading. 94,95,97,98 and 99 right now. pre leftys..

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    Hey Broomhandle,

    Thanks for putting the site together - it was really great to see the old '96 catalogue , my first Cannondale was an M200se. Boy I loved that bike but it was stolen about two years after I bought it.
    I have an F500 now (bought used) and the serial number info has been helpful. It's a nice bike but I still miss my old M200. I guess you never forget your first C'dale.

    Thanks again!

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    Hey great site,

    Kinda made me sad for listing my older Cdals on ebay this week, but I was ordered to since Ive been told I have got too many bikes
    PrOxY

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    My favorite Cannondale of all time was my Silver 1995 M800 Beast of the East. It sucks even more that the pic in the 1995 catalog was't of the actual production bike, as there were a lot of changes in what hit dealer floors - most significant was the 95 frame didn't have the cantilevered rear dropout like the catalog shows. If I ever find a 20" Silver 95 frame, I'm buying it. I have an identical 18" under the carport - it's just too small for me.

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    the site is coming along. im trying to get together a classifieds and forum for cannondales. but thats not my deal... haha

    right now its located on some of the bikes in the gallery when you view a bike.

    and anybody have 03 and 04 catalogs? or if they can just scan the covers?

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    wow, this 96 catalog brings back memories. I spent a whole summer ogling at that.

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    I have a M800 but not sure what year can anyone tell me where i can find the serial # ? Thanx

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    usually it's ont he bottom of the bottom bracket. M800 Beasts weren't made for that many years - what color is yours, and does it have normal dropouts int he rear , or cantilevered droupouts (the axle rests behind where the seatstay and chainstay meet.).

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    Cant find any serial number but its a red m800 with black lettering and yes the rear axle is cantilevered and it doesnt say beast of the east anywhere. I looked through the catalogs and it seems to be a 92 i bought it new as a leftover i believe in 93 or 94 but wasnt sure of the year of the bike. Its in perfect shape but its 100% ridgid looking for a new ride but will still keep this one.

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    Yeah - in 93 they put the Beast logo on the chainstay - in 94 it was there with yellow stickers. In 95, they went to the non-cantilevered droupouts, even though the catalog shows cantilevered - I have owned 2 95 models - 18" and 20" - neither were cantilevered.

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    sometimes the serial is under a bunch of paint on the BB. also check the component dates, they can be around the date of the frame, a year ahead sometimes.

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    This is great

    I just realized that my old C-dale road bike is from 1986. My buddy gave it to me about 5-years ago. It was seating on his patio for ever he said. I took it home dumped the water out of it and rode it for a few years before i finaly got my 05 R1000. Serial # is 56102186 plus the seq#. from the chart that means 56cm oct21 1986 right??? cool IT's called a steamboat. Anyway I want to turn it into a fixie beater just to cruz around. it has alot of sintamental value to me but do you think it is worthe anything?

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    yep 86 and 56cm. depends on worth. not much i would say. a fixie would be cool. or restore it to original.

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    Thanks for that site! I bought my C'dale off of Creigslist and up until today have been so dang confused on where it came from. With info gathered from this forum and your vintage site, I've managed to figure out that I have a '97 Killer V 900. Thanks again!

    What was confusing the crap out of me was that it doesn't say Killer V on the frame, it has a F900 decal. In all my F900 internet searches I never found a F900 with a frame like mine. Now I know why. So what's the deal? Did they screw that up at the factory?





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    Cause your bike looks like the frame is a size Small to me - and all of the F-series bikes in that time frame used Killer-V geometry for the smalls in order to get the head tube high enough for the Headshok. My wife's bike is a 98 F400 in small and it is the same way.

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    that makes sense. thanks for the info.

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    in some years some models came in a delta v frame and reg frame. this post:

    1994 F700 Killer V rebuild

    RockaXC has a 95 F700, thats in the 95 cat and shows you can get both versions... and yes, probably on they day they built yours said, eh...F900

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    is there any difference in the frame between a Killer V and my F900?

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    probably not - if yours is a size small though, there wasn't any other configuration for the tubeset.

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    I remember growing up wanting Cannondales. I went to the same LBS for 13 years, basically grew up in that shop. They sold Schwinn, Fuji, Trek, Cannondale, Haro, GT, and Redline cycles...however they mainly kept stock full of low price bracket Trek and Schwinn.(The reason, many people are searching for either Christmas present or still look at a bike as a toy).

    That was extremely off-topic, but I remember loving the store because every person that worked there cycled in from as far as 15 miles away. The owner, has and still uses a Purple Cannondale with a Yellow Head Shock.

    Anyone know of what year?!?

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    Need more info to go on, full suspension? Super-V, Prophet, Scalpel, Jekyll? Generally, Cannondale got away from using purple a lot in the 97-98 year range, and usually the fork matched the frame color or was black or polished. It's very possible he popped one headshok out and slapped another one in - or maybe he is a big LSU fan - who knows.

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    Front Suspension. I must correct myself, the fork was purple, just the compression tubing is yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle View Post
    Vintage Cannondale - Information and Catalogs for Cannondales is now up and going for those of you who don't know. there are catalogs and serial number info for every year. as well as a gallery if anybody wants to be added.

    enjoy fellow cannondaler's
    woot woot! Tyvm, hope it's still updated

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