F400-600 Circa 2000?

Discussion in 'What is my unknown Cannondale?' started by PaudiesF, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. PaudiesF

    PaudiesF New Member

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    Ireland
    Hi I recently bought a second Cannondale MTB from looking at pics etc. on the net I think its an F400 to 600 I have the serial code but it doesn't comply with any of the sequence codes on this website.

    05607
    1118 5FL5W19

    this I found on the underside of the bottom bracket, pic attached.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Cheers
     

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  2. Victor1977

    Victor1977 New Member

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    Amsterdam
    You are right, it does not comply with the examples on the site.
    How does the logo on the headtube look like?
     
  3. PaudiesF

    PaudiesF New Member

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    Ireland
    see pic attached

    Cheers
     

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  4. Victor1977

    Victor1977 New Member

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    That's a 97-99 logo. Possible 2000 too as sometimes they used leftovers from year before.
     
  5. black lightning 1987

    black lightning 1987 Member

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    NW IL
    Is is painted silver or clear coated natural aluminum?
     
  6. PaudiesF

    PaudiesF New Member

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    Ireland
    Hi, Thanks Victor1977

    It's clear coated aluminium see Pic attached
     

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  7. black lightning 1987

    black lightning 1987 Member

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    I'm not finding any front suspension models in that era that have that finish. There were a couple in '96 but they didn't have the same decals. Is it CAAD2 or CAAD3? Perhaps components would give us a clue.
     
  8. PaudiesF

    PaudiesF New Member

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    Ireland
    It's a CAA4 the original stem and gear mechanisms have been replaced!

    More pics attached that might help

    Cheers!
     

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  9. black lightning 1987

    black lightning 1987 Member

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    NW IL
    Being CAAD4 narrows it down a bit. Could be a 1999 F1000, F3000. The F2000 and F4000 had disc brakes and the lower models were CAAD3. Could be a 2000 F1000SL. Most of the 2000 CAAD4 Headshok frames were disc but the F1000SL was rim brake. Cannondale equipped some bikes with Magura hydraulic brakes that year, but I think they all had a front disc. The rear was a rim brake. Cannondale may have changed the spec during the model year and substituted the Magura hydraulics for the V brakes. The F1000SL was smoke silver with black decals. Are you sure your bike isn't painted silver? Really hard to tell from your photos.
     

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