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m_mcgovern 12-16-13 09:16 PM

mezzo d-9 : how to determine date of manufacture?
 
Is there a simple way to determine the date of manufacture for a Mezzo D-9, similar to the method for a Dahon (number/code stamped near bottom bracket)? If not, what may be visual cues that would help determine when a D-9 was manufactured? During my research, I have seen comments of different rack versions as well as different seat clamps. When were these changes introduced? How about colors? Were certain colors only offered certain years? I have tried to find an email contact for Mezzo, but I cannot find anything on their website.

Thanks!

cpg 12-17-13 03:53 AM

You need to contact ATB Sales http://www.atb-sales.co.uk/

I dont know how to get the date of manufacture but if you find out then let us know. The very early bikes did not have wheels on the racks and I think the front fork design was different. More recent models have a sort of double seat post clamp. I have also noticed that the Mezzo badge is different colours but I don't know if that is for the different models, mine is red/brown but most I have seen are blue.
Hope that helps, I am sure someone who knows more about than me will be able to give you a better idea.

m_mcgovern 12-18-13 06:25 AM

Thanks for the reply, cpg. I tried the email on the website (info@) and it bounced for me. Does anyone else have an email for them?

cpg 12-18-13 06:31 AM

If you are in the Uk try phoning. I spoke to them some time ago about the Whyte PRST-1 mountain bike that went out of production many years ago and the were very helpful.

m_mcgovern 12-18-13 07:09 AM

I am in the states. I still may give them a call if I can't find another way to contact them. Are your fabbing services available for inline wheel brackets. :-)

bhkyte 12-21-13 02:28 PM

Afaik

The improved front QR release was introduced in 2004 and the seat post clamp 2006.
Precise dates from frame numbers contact atb.unless their is a guide on the Web.
Mezzo thread details the small changers that have occurred.
Tyres also improved in 2004-2006. Not a lot needed changing. some bikes feature the lovely cespro draillers, and shifters.

Some Nottingham bikes feature dual drive dropped bars and full rolling racks!!!

cpg 12-21-13 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m_mcgovern (Post 16339436)
Are your fabbing services available for inline wheel brackets. :-)

Maybe one day when I have finished my other projects, there is a reasonable amount of working in them and unfortunately I don't have CNC machines.

cpg 12-21-13 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by bhkyte (Post 16349183)
Some Nottingham bikes feature dual drive dropped bars and full rolling racks!!!

and quick release bars and sti shifters.

bhkyte 12-21-13 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpg (Post 16349389)
and quick release bars and sti shifters.

Carbon cranks, slick tyres, QR clip in pedals, kevlar cables.......
Some currently have no brake cables


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