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Congrats! If I had to take a somewhat educated guess, I'd put it at late '91. The Team bikes weren't consistent. Some were numbered as part of a limited edition series, while others bore serial numbers. To make things a bit more confusing, I have a non-team San Marcos-built '88, SN 8054, which one would think would be much later. However, as I understand it, the '8' denotes '88, and 054 the serial. It seems their jig was only capable of four digits so they started over when they got to 1990 with 0001. If there's any logic to it, that makes your '1' a '91 and 327 serial. That could be of added interest as such a late SN would make it one of the last to come out of the Kirkbride era (and thus MASI USA period). Also, from what I understand, a 1997 would make it a Mondonico-built machine and therefore not a USA bike. I'm by no means as expert in these things. For that I defer to Bob Hovey. He's helped me much in demystifying my Masis.