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Hello All! Newbie here...I'm going for a retro bike and came across a frame for sale that I like. I'm asking your help to identify the frame model in the attached photos. Vintage catalogs for 1996 and 1997 does not help either. Appreciate your help in advance. OBTW, what would do you think is a fair price (considering all the other hardware I will need to get)?
 

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It FRSET, so frameset, it's not a model at all (although caad3 was used on f700,f1000, f3000). Being a frameset, the regular colours you look for in the Cat, may not necessarily be the same. They could ahve done mid season colours, or just alternate colours for the framesets, or even special orders or something. So 96 Caad3, you can build it how you want it'll be nice.
 

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It FRSET, so frameset, it's not a model at all (although caad3 was used on f700,f1000, f3000). Being a frameset, the regular colours you look for in the Cat, may not necessarily be the same. They could ahve done mid season colours, or just alternate colours for the framesets, or even special orders or something. So 96 Caad3, you can build it how you want it'll be nice.
Good point...probably special order to mimic the police bike color of that time. What would you consider to be a reasonable price considering I have to get a lot of hardware?
 

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Making a few assumptions here -

Usually (at least now, and has been this way for awhile), most of the major manufacturers only make their top end models available as a frame. Also, very commonly, this is noted in small print in the catalog in the section for that model ("available as frameset" or similar language).
 

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Making a few assumptions here -

Usually (at least now, and has been this way for awhile), most of the major manufacturers only make their top end models available as a frame. Also, very commonly, this is noted in small print in the catalog in the section for that model ("available as frameset" or similar language).
Thank you
 
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