Did Cannondale use previous year frames?

Discussion in 'General information questions' started by Ray Seko, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. I have a 1985 Cannondale ST 400. While checking the serial number, the first two letters are BB, indicating a 1984 model. Did Cannondale use leftover frames from one year to the next? I bought the bike new from a LBS near me.
     
  2. Victor1977

    Victor1977 New Member

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Yes I believe so. If the frames were not sold it is normal for them to use them the next year. If you look at their catalogs during the years you will notice that older frames were used on entry level models while the top models got the new frames. I have owned a F400 model using the same caad3 frame as a F2000 model had 1 or 2 years before.
     
  3. black lightning 1987

    black lightning 1987 New Member

    Location:
    NW IL
    The early serial number was production date. Since new models were introduced in late summer, a frame dated 1984 could easily be a 1995 model.
     

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