Now then, this frame was owned by benandemu in the mid 90s and was part exchanged for a Marin Ti between Ben and an old school friend of mine.
This weekend during a visit back to my roots in Derbyshire I met with this very school friend and asked if his dad was still riding the Cannondale to work. he said not and he had the bike in his shed, and then added take it if you want Iam not going to do anything with it
of course I took the bike and also the plated '94 Diamondback Axis which was also on offer for Karma
Right to start the build I need to ID the frame and get the year right to ensure correct groupset choice
So far we have a serial number 51811911785
This indicates a November 1991 frame, and probably a 1992 model year.
Second we have a double bridge on the seat stays for the force 40 brake device, no welded in seat post clamp, and a 1" head tube.
from my catalogue research the seatpost clamp became a seperate unit in 1993
The next piece of information is the colour of the frame. We have traces of metalic green which is either a trace of base coat for one of the dark greens available, or the primary colour.