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Cannondale Bicycle Corporation is a manufacturer of bicycles.

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Help me identify the model of this Cannondale frame

I tried everything, saw many catalogues and also tried with the serial numbers but still nothing. this is the serial code I think. From what I can read I see it's BNRB300131 and the other code is ...
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Is Cannondale Hollowgram 30mm crank spindle symmetrical?

As per title is Cannondale Hollowgram crank spindle symmetrical? Sure looks like to me, I'm talking about the 109mm x 30mm diameter silver one, although longer ones also seem symmetrical from pictures....
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Frame size of Cannondale Synapse

I need to sell my husband's Cannondale Synapse. Can anyone tell me how I identify its frame size, please?
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Want to find out more about my Cannondale R900

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 ...
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Assuming fixed tire width, what features makes a tire more comfortable?

What features should I look for in 2" tires to maximize comfort on my Cannondale Adventure 1 with 27.5 wheels? I know that higher tpi/epi is considered softer. However, would a 67 tpi/epi ...
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What do these specs mean? I have a Cannondale Road Bike 700x23c

I've been trying to find the model of my bike but I can't even find the year. 700x23c 175 EPE 45% PU 55% T 430 700 23-622
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Help identifying a Cannondale road bike

I appreciate any help in identifying this bike. It's a Cannondale Synapse with "CAAD" on the frame, 105 handlebar shifters and rear derailleur, and Tiagra front derailleurs. 2 sprockets in ...
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What do I need to consider when updating my Cannondale Topstone 4 groupset?

Last year I purchased a Cannondale Topstone 4, it was my first dropbar bike and I saw gravel as a safe do it all option as I got into cycling. So far I love my bike but as I've become a better cyclist ...
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Is it reasonable to run a cable actuated disk brake on a Cannondale CAAD13 disk frame?

I am planning to run a cable actuated hydro disk brake on a CAAD13 frame, but my bike mechanic said that it might not be possible because of how the rear brake hose runs below the bottom bracket on ...
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Braking question - Back brake used to be strong enough to lock up the back tire when cornering or stopping hard. Now it won't do it anymore

I tried adjusting the tension. What adjustments should I try next? I used to bike a lot as a teen but had friends and repair shops do all the major repairs. I only ever fixed flat tires. Now I'm older ...
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Replacement options for a 50/34 8-arm Cannondale/HollowGram SpiderRing chainring?

My local bike mechanic tells me that I have worn out the teeth on the larger chain-ring of my 2016 Cannondale Synapse road bike, and that I need to get a new one; he says he can't get one through his ...
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How to Choose Headset Bearings - Transition from Straight Steerer to Tapered Steerer

I am upgrading the forks on my wife's Cannondale Althea 4 hybrid bike. The new forks have a tapered steerer instead of the straight one on the old Suntour forks, therefore I need to change the headset ...
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Cannondale Ai (Asymmetric Integration) - on what bike models?

I just recently heard about Cannondale AI "dishing". What documentation I found is this. -Is it only cross and mtb models that use the AI system? I own several Cannondale bikes (CAAD9, 2010 ...
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Cannondale neo eq electric bike manual [closed]

Where can I find a manual for a Cannondale Neo Quick electric bike. I’ve searched online but can only find a supplementary Manual. This does not give any information about the functioning of the ...
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Can anybody help me determine what this Cannondale is or is not?

26 frame. Red w/fade to purple paint. Labels; Cannondale F600 Headshok. Letters & #'s stamped bottom of frame as "FL" "11250" "00211" & "5F5W19" These ...
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Safe to ride racing bike with dent in frame? (with images)

Through some relatives I got a Cannondale R700 2.8 bike for free, but it has a dent in the frame, and I heard from some people that it could be serious issue. So my question is, is it safe to ride ...
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What model of Cannondale road bike is this

I'm seeking a road bike in my size and this one is (47-49cm). Seller knows nothing about bikes and doesn't know the model, year, or materials. It's a Cannondale, all original except seat and pedals.
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Where can I find Cannondale bike's serial number if the sticker is missing?

I was looking at a used aluminum frame Cannondale from 2017 but the serial number sticker is missing: Cannondale bikes will display the serial number on the underside of the frame. It’ll be next to a ...
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Which road rear hubs have 135mm O.L.D., disc brakes, are quick release and have at least 32 holes?

So, my Cannondale Synapse (2017) which I regret every day getting for causing so many different problems needs a new rear wheel. Its O.L.D. is 135mm, with disc brake, quick release and uses a Shimano ...
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How can I install a 1 1/8" to 1 3/8" Synapse fork onto a 44 mm headtube?

I know you get headset questions all the time, hopefully this one mixes things up a bit. I recently acquired a 2015 litespeed CX frame, which has a 44 mm head tube. It is listed as having a height of ...
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Dent in Lower Aluminum Frame Of Cannondale Cyclocross

Recently purchased this bike second hand. How concerned should I be of this dent? It’s about midway down the lower frame.
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Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020 CREAKING

I am a newbie when it comes to bikes and I recently purchased a brand new Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020. After about 3 small rides (no more than 5 km a time), I noticed a very loud creak start to ...
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Restore faithfully to original condition, or soup it up? [closed]

I just got a bargain on a stripped Cannondale road bike frame, and plan to make it simply awesome. (As far as I can tell, it's a 1997 Cannondale R500 or R1000). So far, I've only powder coated the ...
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How do I tighten this 10s Shimano splined freehub? 2008 Cannondale CAAD9 R5 - WH-R550

The rear wheel on my Cannondale has been having freehub play for some time now. I've tried using an hex key to tighten the freehub, but to no avail. The wheel is a WH-R550 rear wheel. The 11mm hex key ...
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Caad10/12 sizing

I'm looking to buy a used CAAD 10 or 12 but since they are quite far away, I can't test ride them so I'll have to guess the correct size. I am 173cm tall and an inseam of barely 80cm without shoes. I ...
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Can anyone help me identify this bicycle frame?

I recently bought this frame from a gentleman who bought a closed bike shop and builds and sells bikes from his 10 or more sheds full of parts. He teaches his church youth kids to build them as a way ...
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Praxis BB convertor into 2018 Supersix Evo

Just wondering if anyone had fitted a M30 praxis BB into a 2018 supersix evo, was just wondering how you go on with the internal cable for the front mech and the rear derailleur that seem to enter ...
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Replace Vintage Shimano Trigger Shifter

I have a Cannondale M600 Red White & Blue. My 7 speed Shimano integrated trigger shifter will no longer function. I cannot tell the model I cannot fix it nor find an identical replacement what ...
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10-speed shifters work with one wheelset but not with another

EDIT: Answer at the bottom Hi, all I have an issue with the shifting for my bike, a Giant TCR C1. It seems like the shifters for the Giant TCR work only with one 10s wheelset but not with another ...
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Riding experience of 21-speed vs. a 7-speed?

I am 5 feet tall, age 63, weight about 110 pounds, and I ride mainly for exercise on paved greenway trails. I used to ride a lot and can go many road miles, say up to 20 miles, quite well on terrain ...
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Where can I buy a Cannondale saddle or parts in general for that matter?

I am using a Cannondale Topstone Sora as a roadbike. https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/road/gravel/topstone-alloy/topstone-sora/2019 Where can I buy parts that I know will work with this ...
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Why does my bike make too much sound if I am in the top 3 gears in the back and large gear in the front?

I have a Cannondale Synapse SE 105. Whenever I go downhill I tend to shift into combination of top (smallest ring) gears in back and large gear in front. My bike just makes so much amount of noise ...
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Need some advice about purchasing a used Cannondale [closed]

I am looking into purchasing a road bike to commute everyday and I am a rookie when it comes to bikes. I don't want to purchase a crappy bike from a supermarket but I don't have the budget for a brand ...
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Cannondale Synapse 105 chain dropping on the last gear

I just bought a new Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc SE 105 and I am having trouble with the chain dropping on gear 50-11. If I shift on the front chain ring to the biggest ring (50t) and in the rear ...
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Old Cannondale MTB. 2nd set of wheels. Orig wheel has 8 speed cassette...2nd set has a 7 speed. Need advice

OK...need some advice. I have an old Cannondale with 8 speed Shimano XT drivetrain. My current wheel has the appropriate Shimano 8 speed cassette.(13-26). I bought an old Schwinn with the intention ...
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What is this crank and BB on this bike? And how do I take that sort of crank off?

I have a 2009 Cannondale Six Carbon 3, which supposedly has a BB30 bottom bracket and a FSA Gossamer non-BB30 crank set. It looks like this: I'm having some creaks when I pedal and I'm trying to ...
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Sizing a hybrid bike

I'm 180cm tall, with a bicycle inseam of 81cm (without shoes) and a wingspan of 190cm. I'm looking at the Cannondale Bad Boy 1 2019 hybrid bike which you can see the geometry for here. Based on my ...
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Effect of raising handlebars on a fat bike

I am currently demoing a 2019 Cannondale Fat Caad 2. Never owned a fat bike before. This bike is relatively light and they are on clearance right now at a local bike shop that I ride with and do ...
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Cannondale warranty

My Cannondale Ultegra DI2 Road Bike is 6 months old,I did not use it over winter so have ridden some 300 miles on it. Today chain broke, causing rear mech hanger to break, which damaged carbon stay. ...
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Brand new bike. Briefly removed the rear disc brake caliper, now it's too tight

I have a 2017 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105 with less than 10 hours of ride time on it. (I got it in March as unsold stock from last year) I noticed that after I had ridden for a little while, ...
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Dura Ace 7700 rear derailleur will not fit into hanger

I am in the process of building up a Cannondale CAAD4 Saeco team frame using Dura Ace 7700 components from the same era of the frame. I am learning as I go along, so I apologize if these questions ...
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How to remove rechargable LED SI Urban integrated light strip from cannondale bad boy

I have the Cannondale Bad Boy and the LED lights are almost dead, I need to recharge it but can't figure out how to remove the lights from the handlebars to charge them. Here are the type of lights ...
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Convert Cannondale Quick5 Hybrid to a road bike?

I have a Cannondale Quick5 Hybrid. I would like to convert this to a full road bike. What changes do I need to do? Is it possible?
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TRP spyre mounts wider than rear disc mount positions

I recently picked up a Cannondale CAAD12 Disc and some TRP spyre disc calipers for it. Just lining up the mount holes on the spyres to the mount positions, the front disc mounts on the fork line up ...
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Top speed for Cannondale Bad Boy

I have a 2015 Cannondale Bad Boy 3. I'm planning on making a trip tomorrow that goes across a very long, fairly steep road (It's almost completely straight). I've had the bike for about six months, ...
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Cannondale 24 Speed BIke

Anyone knows this bike? I only know this is 24 speed. Model name please? I know this picture is blurry, but this is the only pic.
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Cannondale SAVE frame technology in entry price [closed]

I'm wondering if the so called "SAVE" technology from Cannondale makes any difference in the enry-mid price such as Cannondale Trail 4? (they publicize as a micro-suspension technology). In concrete ...
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Are all Cannondale Slice forks compatible with a Cannondale Slice 105 frame?

I recently bought a Cannondale Slice 105 (2015) off of Craigslist, and the fork was cut way too short, so I need a new one. I tried going through the local Cannondale dealer, but they couldn't help me,...
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Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on Cannondale SI BB30A Crankset

I have a Cannondale CAAD12. It has a Cannondale SI crankset. The frame's bottom bracket is BB30A. My question is, can I fit a Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on the non drive side? My concerns: BB30A ...
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Cannondale carbon synapse rear cassette size increase.

I'm a 66 year old, 6 ft 3 inch (190cm) 18 and 1/2 stone (117kg / 259 lb) biker ! I own a cannondale carbon synapse with a 32 tooth cassette on the rear wheel that was okay for Mont Ventoux climb ...
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