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    Hi Djthuma, welcome to the forums. It...

    Hi Djthuma,

    welcome to the forums.

    It is difficult to give any information about your bicycle from the serial number alone. You are more likely to get help if you also post some pictures:...
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    The serial number for early Certurions was...

    The serial number for early Certurions was usually on the seat tube in one of three places:
    * top end behind the seat stays, under the seatpost collar;
    * top end, non-drive side;
    *...
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    sanmi, thanks for posting pictures of your...

    sanmi,

    thanks for posting pictures of your Takahashi Sannow. When I saw the pictures it reminded me of Centurion Professionals from the late 1970's. Here are a couple of links:
    ...
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    amyfischer and Jicafold, thanks for posting...

    amyfischer and Jicafold,

    thanks for posting pictures of your Kuwaharas. I have been wondering where the Kuwaharas from the early 1980s have been.

    The Pulsar has the same frame tubing as the...
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    Hi ivanvector, welcome to the forums. ...

    Hi ivanvector,

    welcome to the forums.

    Your TripleCross frame was not manufactured by Miyata in Japan. Therefore, the serial number will not match the serial numbers for Miyata of Japan.
    ...
  6. Thread: Centurion build

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    Here are a couple of other Danish Centurions: ...

    Here are a couple of other Danish Centurions:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/170942-centurion-serial-number-database-46.html#post11994075
    ...
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    Not a Bianchi expert. Looks like a Bici II model...

    Not a Bianchi expert. Looks like a Bici II model for Canada.

    Here is another thread that may be of interest:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/368427-manganese-steel.html
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    Beacon Cycle and Supply Company of Wilwaukee...

    Beacon Cycle and Supply Company of Wilwaukee distributed a brand: Crystal Bicycles. See Popular Mechanics, June 1973. The bike frame may have been from Giant of Taiwan. Everything Bicycles - :...
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    FYI calstar, this is a 1984 model year...

    FYI

    calstar, this is a 1984 model year International. The frame was manufactured in 1983.
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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...
  12. 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...
  15. Can you tell us the location of the serial number...

    Can you tell us the location of the serial number and the serial number?
  16. 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...
  17. 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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