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    Just click on "No Thanks" on the pop up. Then...

    Just click on "No Thanks" on the pop up. Then you can see the auction.
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    Hi free5tyle, welcome to the forums. ...

    Hi free5tyle,

    welcome to the forums.

    There are a couple of ways to get an idea of the age of your bicycle: the serial number, and the date stamp on components. The serial number is...
  3. Scooper, I am not sure what the second letter in...

    Scooper, I am not sure what the second letter in the serial number represents. In the Giant serial numbers that I have seen, more than half the letters of the alphabet have been in this location. ...
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    Fuji Royale: Police auction

    Has anyone ever tried out this police auction site?

    One lot has a Fuji Royale.

    Used Bikes, 7 Pieces | Property Room
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    Up until the 1986 model Giant built bikes had a...

    Up until the 1986 model Giant built bikes had a seperate date code and a serial number. The date code was the format that you have described above.

    Starting with the 1987 model years, Giant...
  6. Can you tell us the location of the serial number...

    Can you tell us the location of the serial number and the serial number?
  7. From the serial number: Built by Giant of Taiwan...

    From the serial number: Built by Giant of Taiwan (the first letter "G") in 1989 (the first digit "9"). This is the correct format for a Gaint serial number for model years starting 1987 and into...
  8. Thread: Old Rockhoppers

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    From the date stamp G0585: Built by Giant of...

    From the date stamp G0585: Built by Giant of Taiwan in May of 1985. The serial number matches the Giant format for that year. There is one earlier Rockhopper at the start of this thread.
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    Serial number location of Kuwahara built frames. ...

    Serial number location of Kuwahara built frames. I think it is time period dependent.

    The serial number is usually on the lower seat tube non-drive side, until 1984. In 1985, many, if not all...
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    Hi jcmac, thanks for posting more pictures....

    Hi jcmac,

    thanks for posting more pictures.

    From your photos the model is a "Classic", not a Regent which it resembles. Both models had the same tube set. The Regent that I saw had...
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    Hi burtay, the frame was made by Kuwahara. ...

    Hi burtay,

    the frame was made by Kuwahara. This is determined by the serial number.

    The brand name of the bicycle is another story. I believe you are from Australia. If so, then it is...
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    Hi EarlOfBikes, thanks for posting your...

    Hi EarlOfBikes,

    thanks for posting your information about your Nishiki.

    I have seen two Nishiki models with the shield inside the Eagle. One high end and one low end. The high end is the...
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    Hi jcmac, thanks for posting your serial...

    Hi jcmac,

    thanks for posting your serial number and pics.

    I assume the serial number is on the bottom bracket. If so, then I think the full serial number is 8506 54393.

    I have seen...
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    Yes, a 1985 Sport model. Originally came with...

    Yes, a 1985 Sport model. Originally came with Suntour ARX components and stem shifters.
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    Hi Jonisey, thanks for posting the pics. ...

    Hi Jonisey,

    thanks for posting the pics. The bike is probably from the early 1970s.

    Your bike is very similar or the same as a Deelite Five Speed from Fred Deeley Cycles of Vancouver BC. ...
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    Not a 1988 model year because that year did not...

    Not a 1988 model year because that year did not have "Performance Equipe" on the brand decal. Probably 1989 model year. I have seen one other Rally from this period with the same serial number...
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    Do you mean Kuwahara the brand name or Kuwahara...

    Do you mean Kuwahara the brand name or Kuwahara the manufacturer in Osaka Japan?
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    Welcome CMNYC, thanks for posting the pics...

    Welcome CMNYC,

    thanks for posting the pics and serial number.

    Starting with the 1987 model year Giant changed their serial number format for all the frames they manufactured.

    For your...
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    Welcome klowdnine, the serial number that...

    Welcome klowdnine,

    the serial number that you quote is not quite right. Is it possibly KD10 864?

    The format for the serial number appears to be for a 1985 model year Riviera. The 'K'...
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    Yes, Dec. 1989 would be my guess on the frame...

    Yes, Dec. 1989 would be my guess on the frame manufacture date from the the serial number. Probably a 1990 model year.
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    From the decals it looks to be a 1989 to 1991. I...

    From the decals it looks to be a 1989 to 1991. I think the original grouping was Suntour and the Acera derailleurs were probably added later. I think the Edge was a lower end model. The Cascade...
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    Do you have the serial number?

    Do you have the serial number?
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    Hi Henry, thanks for posting the pictures. ...

    Hi Henry,

    thanks for posting the pictures.

    If the serial number is Koga-Miyata then the "D" means year 1975. I think the frame is more recent then 1975. The derailleur cable guides under...
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    This looks like a Canadian Nishiki. Probably...

    This looks like a Canadian Nishiki. Probably 1984 model year. Looks like the Landau model.

    If it is a Landau then it is a better quality model Nishiki.
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    It looks like a 1988 or 1989 model year. Find...

    It looks like a 1988 or 1989 model year. Find the serial number. Probably on the lower end of the seat tube, non-drive side. It may be faintly imprinted on two lines. Probably starts with "DS". ...
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