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    still commuting...... Brian T's Avatar
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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?
    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I saw a guy riding without bars the other day. Cheapo MTB. He was riding holding onto the stem.
    Now that i think about, he couldnt have had any brakes working either.
    Nothing safer than no bars, no brakes on a freewheeled bike.

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    Older I get, Better I was velonomad's Avatar
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    Saw the seat tube in half just above the bottom bracket and count the growth rings,

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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.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    If it has indexed shifting, then it was made after 1985, approximately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    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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    still commuting...... Brian T's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I saw a guy riding without bars the other day. Cheapo MTB. He was riding holding onto the stem.
    Now that i think about, he couldnt have had any brakes working either.
    Nothing safer than no bars, no brakes on a freewheeled bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velonomad View Post
    Saw the seat tube in half just above the bottom bracket and count the growth rings,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
    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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