I just bought what appears to be a Cannondale R900 polished aluminum road bike and am wondering about the year. Has the following ID on the bottom bracket: EI 08018 BE246 3BOW54 Also interested in knowing what the bike came with new. Price also if it's available.

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    Welcome to Bicycles SE. You probably won’t get much information with what you have offered up. Serial numbers rarely give identification information. A picture would help. In fact, several identifying pictures.
    – Ted Hohl
    Sep 20 at 22:28
  • Welcome - Please add a clear photo of your bike to the question, using edit
    – Criggie
    Sep 21 at 23:36
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    Are you happy with the answer, Robin?
    – Noise
    Sep 23 at 18:50

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I had a polished R900 I bought from my employer once. I think it was a 1994 model, with cantilevered dropouts.

Original equipment was a full Shimano 600 (6400) 8-speed group, including hubs.

You can look through the catalogues at vintagecannondale.com to see if you can find a match. There aren't loads of polished R900 bikes so you can work it out with some effort.

The serial number suggests a 54cm and can be decoded to a september 93 mfg date for the 94 model year. I expect this is your bike:

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    Some of it can actually be decoded, EI means September 1993, so happy anniversary! vintagecannondale.com/info/serial_numbers
    – DoNuT
    Sep 21 at 20:44
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    @DoNuT well done!
    – Noise
    Sep 22 at 11:06
  • It's teamwork - and as much "ID my bike" as you can get. ;-)
    – DoNuT
    Sep 22 at 11:11

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