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    What year bike?

    How can you tell what year bike you have? How can I tell if I have an '04 or an '05, etc? Does each mfg have their own system within the serial number or something?

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    color schemes, component sets, ect. You can look up serial numbers through manufacturers and they can tell also!
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    go to mfg site and look up your model in the archive section or sort by year.. then compare how it looks and whats where on the bike..

    thats how i found out my "2004" bike i bought on ebay was a 2003

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    cut the frame in two and count the rings.

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    I checked the Marin website but didn't see a link that would provide that info. Did I overlook it?

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    If you have the serial number you could try emailing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind 'N Snow
    cut the frame in two and count the rings.
    classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind 'N Snow
    cut the frame in two and count the rings.
    OK, I di that and it looks like my bike is 5 years old. Now what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctyler
    OK, I di that and it looks like my bike is 5 years old. Now what?
    ....buy a new one...-five years is too old
    Last edited by red house; 09-18-05 at 05:10 AM.

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    Here's a site that gives you directions to date most components:

    http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm

    Most all components are stamped with a least a code for the date of manufacture.

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