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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:01 am 
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This is my cannondale - i got her from the avon and somerset police auction a few years back to build into a commuting machine. she's not entirely faithful to her period because 1) i dont know when that is (i got into biking in 1996, faded out of it in 2000 and came back in 2005, so it's 96-ish stuff that i lust over and know about, and i know she's before that) 2) it has v-brakes because i dont want to die under a number 70 bus. 3) everything attached to her was shot to hell - it was all exage 400LX stuff and it was all dead.

any help in identifying her would be great - i like being able to name things, and at the mo she's just "the cannondale"

possible identifying features:

27.2 seatpin
1in headset, chromo forks
downtube cable routing


i'll get more/better pics up shortly.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:14 am 
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more pics - some bits of detail


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:35 am 
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With a 1" headset it must be pre-1992. I´ve got a frame from 1992 with the same dropouts, 27.2 seatpost but it´s got 1 1/4" headset.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:45 am 
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cool.... for an old lady she still likes a thrashing.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:38 pm 
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have a look on http://www.vintagecannondale.com/ and that should help you :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:54 pm 
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M700?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:47 pm 
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at the mo evidence points to a 1991 M700, but in just-my-luck style vintagecannondale doesnt have a 91 catalogue

in a fit of wanting to treat the old lady right, she now has flat bars that i found in the back of a cupboard. quill stems rock - why did they ever get replaced with a-head? did people get bored of having good height adjustment?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:40 pm 
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2 days here and the bug has bitten. i gave her a mountain look this evening using my kona's wheels. if i didnt need her for road running, she might stay like this


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 Post subject: Most probably M400
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:12 am 
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It can't be a '91 M700, it's not coloured right. 1991 M700 was black with lime splatters and in the USA there was also a violet/black shade option.

I don't think that the fork is Ritchey Logic either but a cheaper CroMo one.
If it had Exage 400 parts, it's probably a M400 (or M500 at most but I doubt that). The year could be 1995-96.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:16 am 
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groupset naming structure changed to alivio/stx/stx-rc etc well before 95.

i'm thinking you may be right on the m500 front though.


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