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    Who manufactured this bike?

    I have a frame that I bought from a guy, who got it at an auction. The bike frame was completely sanded down and ready to be painted. So I started painting it and I have started picking up parts and pieces to fix the bike up into my commuter bike.

    Here is a picture of a logo on the back of the bike where the wheel attaches, anyone know who makes the bike?


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    Could be impossible to tell since most manufactures buy frames ready made.
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    Oh I forgot to mention, on the front of the bike there is an emblem... but it got hit by a wire brush and most of it is not legible, however it does say hand built in the USA around the out side of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Could be impossible to tell since most manufactures buy frames ready made.
    If I could just narrow it down I have the serial number, I could call the manufacturer and give them the serial number.

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    The logo may just be the manufacturer of the dropout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lesar View Post
    The logo may just be the manufacturer of the dropout.
    Crap.... I will have to take a photo of the emblem when I finish painting the bike.

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    I have that exact same symbol in the same place on my 1994 (or is it 1995) Trek 950. So, my guess would be a Trek.

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    Got a serial number?
    Try here

    http://www.vintage-trek.com

    The C&V forum here is also fantastic.
    Last edited by jitterymonkey; 09-13-08 at 06:31 PM.

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    I went to the website with the serial number decoding, it doesn look like that is it.

    This frame is not that old, it is a light mountain bike frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    I have that exact same symbol in the same place on my 1994 (or is it 1995) Trek 950. So, my guess would be a Trek.
    hmmm.... There is a possibility it is a trek

    Another thing... the bike serial number is on the the bottom of the bike, under the part of the frame where the pedals attach. There are 3 numbers on the bottom, one large serial number then a smaller sequence of numbers to each side of the serial number.

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    Not 100% sure, but that "Hand Made in the USA" bit is commonly used by Trek for their better frames.

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    Just to clarify...it's a Trek. Go to http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochures.htm and scroll to the bottom left brochure (1994). Notice the old Trek logo on the cover? Same as on your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    Just to clarify...it's a Trek. Go to http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochures.htm and scroll to the bottom left brochure (1994). Notice the old Trek logo on the cover? Same as on your frame.

    Awesome! Thank you so much

    Ok now, how do I figure out which model it was?

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    If I were to call the manufacturer with the serial number, could they figure out everything?

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