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Old 11-20-07, 02:29 PM   #1
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The year a bike was made

Does anyone know how to tell what year a bike was made?
Maybe the one in the picture?
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Saw the seat tube in half just above the bottom bracket and count the growth rings,
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Old 11-20-07, 02:35 PM   #3
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If you post the same question in Classic & Vintage , you might get more responses
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Look at the code letters on the derailers.

This page will tell you what those letters mean:
http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm

It won't tell you when your bike was made but knowing when the components were manufactured will give you a good idea.
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If it has indexed shifting, then it was made after 1985, approximately.
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If it has indexed shifting, then it was made after 1985, approximately.
That's not really a great judge. Specific component dating is much better.
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Look at the code letters on the derailers.

This page will tell you what those letters mean:
http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm

It won't tell you when your bike was made but knowing when the components were manufactured will give you a good idea.
Thats great! I just looked, 1085 was the number. That helped a lot. Not bad for $35 bucks. Thanks everyone.
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Saw the seat tube in half just above the bottom bracket and count the growth rings,
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Thats great! I just looked, 1085 was the number. That helped a lot. Not bad for $35 bucks. Thanks everyone.
We'd be happy to admire it in C & V, by the way.

Should I mention that I have five Nishikis? I love Nishikis .

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