Cannondale help please. What is it?

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  1. tommytater

    tommytater New Member

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    I have a 1997 Cannondale CAAD3. I've looked at the original catalogs and I cant seem to find my exact model. There isn't any decals indicating it on my bike. I REALLY love this bike so I'm just being a guy and want to know everything about it. I also know the groupset isn't OG. It came with Brake/Shifter STI shifters. Mine has downtube levers. I want to make it original.
    Thanks for any and all input!

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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    vspa Active Member

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    if they work properly then I would keep the downtube shifters as they are, upgrade maybe the bottom bracket + crankset into the new standard (Ultegra or 105 (Shimano) for example) save money and buy later on a modern bike with STI included,
     
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    64Paramount Active Member

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    You might want to check the serial number to be sure it's a 1997 model.

    Here's a link that shows the Cannondale serial number for the different years and models, and how to decode them.

    http://www.vintagecannondale.com/info.html

    Edited to add: I can't quite read the serial number in your pic, or I'd check myself...
     
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