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.
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: