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    Was this a good buy?

    Hello,
    I'm still new here so I'm still working my way around the place lol so I hope this is ok. I recently purchased a 26" Cannondale single speed mtb for $300 all it needed was new inner tubes and handlebar grips. I haven't been able to figure out the model name of this bike so I could do more research! But from what I could tell it was good parts and materials to start my first bike! Even if I don't decide to do single speed riding.

    The bike is red, and on the bottom of the frame is a skeleton hand reading Cannondale. Other than that it only says rock shox and Siri from the front forks.

    For some reason I can't see what I'm typing on my phone, soo hope this is legible.


    Thanks in advance!

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    Take a bunch of pictures and post on the Cannondale section, someone will know the model.

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    Pictures would be helpful

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    Sorry my phone wouldn't let me post it before!

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    Huh. Looks like it's missing the front brake too. The saddle and general fit don't look great for a human rider.

    Part of why you're having trouble identifying it is that it's not really a singlespeed. It's been converted with a chain tensioner.

    Looks to me like the last guy pillaged it for parts, maybe to build up a purpose-built singlespeed, then decided he didn't need it around anymore.

    I'd suggest figuring out where you want to end up before you start throwing money at it.

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    It looks like the previous owner tried to make an old (mid 90's) F-series frame into a dirt jumper, realized it was a really bad idea, and then abandoned ship.

    I'd use it as a townie, but probably not as trail bike.


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    Was this a good buy?

    It's never a good idea to buy something when you don't even know it's worth.
    Last edited by VTX88; 08-14-2016 at 11:31 PM.

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    I think mid-2000s because of the brakes.

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