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    What year and Model?

    I just pick up and old Cannondale that I believe is a late 90's model. It was converted to a single speed and I believe the only stock part are the cranks. They are Sugino Impel's. The wheels are Mavic 121's don't know if they are stock. The frame is CAAD 3 technology but no model decal. I can easily read the serial number on the bottom. Is there any way of telling the year and model? It has a front head shock also.

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    post a pic

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    A pic would help but you can tell the year by the serial number. You can check here to decode it...

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    Just checked the website you gave me. It is a 1996. I'm not sure what model though. I'll try to post a pic.

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    1996 unk model?

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    In '96 Cad 3's were limited to F700, F1000 & F3000. The F700 came with Headshok DD50 and the higher end bikes with a Fatty. All came with Coda cranks. None of this really matters though since the frames were all the same spec.
    Two other points; Cannondale sold framesets and these didn't have a model number for obvious reasons and specs often changed during the year.
    Another point is the frame is dated month and year when manufactured but the model year changes late autumn/fall of the year previous ie 2011 bikes might start to appear at shows shortly. The manufacturer is probably already producing these bikes now to be in the shops before christmas.

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    Thanks for the info. I'll check the shock out and see which one it is. Since they had the same specs. it's now only a curiosity factor.

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    vintagecannondale.com. go there and enter the serial #. should tell you which it is.

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