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Finding my frame's "roots"--how to go about it?(4 posts)

Finding my frame's "roots"--how to go about it?DrPete
Oct 12, 2003 9:43 AM
I'm trying to figure out the model year and model number of my CAAD3 Saeco. Problem is that Cannondale used this same paint scheme for a lot of models, and I'd like to know if it was a team replica/R4000 or if this is just one of the later models with the team paint job. The only part that was there when I bought the frame/fork is a Shimano 600 headset. I've since gone with Ultegra triple for the drivetrain....

Any guesses on this frame's heritage? How can I find out more?
Oct 12, 2003 10:04 AM
I believe what you have their is a '98 R4000. It looks familiar to me, at that time I was trying to buy this exact same bicycle but ended up getting a Klein. What should tip you off is the 1" headset, the CAAD3 frame, and the yellow Saeco decals. Later years C's high end frames were CAAD4 or higher, and the only Saeco team paint job without fades or other graphics in solid red with the quad logo on the down tube AND yellow Saeco logos was a '98.


It's as simple as looking at the serial # on the frame.zero85ZEN
Oct 13, 2003 3:47 PM
If you can't decipher it your Cannondale dealer should be able to.
Oct 13, 2003 9:56 PM
I got an older Touring model Cannondale (stripped) and didn't know what year or model it was. I just got the serial number off the frame and called them up. I think the number is on their site.