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    The serial number has the same format as the...

    The serial number has the same format as the Ricardo brand from Australia. Try this link to see more.

    http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=16836
  2. FUJI Serial Number Examples...

    FUJI Serial Number Examples
  3. Close. Jimmy Osmond, 1976. ...

    Close. Jimmy Osmond, 1976.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLbQnn0KLDo

    Cyclecide Tour: Swing Bike Jedi | The Ladies' Guide to the Apocalypse
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    Apollo frames from Fred Deeley were not all made...

    Apollo frames from Fred Deeley were not all made by Kuwahara.

    The Apollo Capri for some model years was made in Hong Kong and the serial numbers are not Kuwahara format.
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    trecose, I found two more serial numbers...

    trecose,

    I found two more serial numbers with the same format and location as your frame.

    ...
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    This thread has a Univega with a serial number...

    This thread has a Univega with a serial number very close to your Univega.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/945128-old-univega-mixte-followed-me-home-today.html
  7. This thread has a univega mixte with a serial...

    This thread has a univega mixte with a serial number 152 less than your mixte.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/918953-id-univega-manufacturer-sn.html
  8. This thread has a frame with a similar serial...

    This thread has a frame with a similar serial number on the seat tube.
    ...
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    The best decoding of Bridgestone serial numbers I...

    The best decoding of Bridgestone serial numbers I have seen is at:

    Cyclofiend: RBW: Bridgestone FAQ

    I agree with this decoding for the month and year. Not so sure about the week and day...
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    Hi Kynikos, I know that this is old but for...

    Hi Kynikos,

    I know that this is old but for what it is worth. The serial number is the 1986 format of Merida of Taiwan.

    In 1986, brand names were switching Japanese suppliers for lower...
  11. Thread: Vintage Nishiki

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    Year: 1985. Not the bottom of the Nishiki line...

    Year: 1985.

    Not the bottom of the Nishiki line for that year. The Rally and the Century were lesser models than the Sport.
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    Hard to say. The lugs are correct for a...

    Hard to say.

    The lugs are correct for a Safari or Competition.

    The seat stay ends are Safari, not Competition.

    The bridge for the brake cable is Competition, not Safari.

    The...
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    The Canadian Olympic model name in 1984 and 1985...

    The Canadian Olympic model name in 1984 and 1985 was just "Olympic", not Olympic 12. Both years Tange 5 Plain Gauge tubes.

    The US model in 1984 was Olympic 12 and in 1985 there was no Olympic...
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    Hi trecose, I know this is old. Two frames...

    Hi trecose,

    I know this is old. Two frames identical to yours were for sale on Ebay in June 2014. One was blue, like yours, and the other amber orange. Same braze-ons, same Champion 2 label,...
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    Based on the headbadge it is 1979 or 1980. I am...

    Based on the headbadge it is 1979 or 1980. I am not sure when the shogun brand started to sold in the USA.


    Don't know which model.
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    I remember the fields of flax. They were a...

    I remember the fields of flax. They were a beautiful blue at sometimes during the summer.

    Someone should set up a race: Le Tour de Qu'appelle Valley. That could be fun.
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    Hi Zack, thanks for posting the serial...

    Hi Zack,

    thanks for posting the serial number and the photos.

    The photos are not a lot to work with, but from the lugs and the shifter bosses looks like a Canadian Nishiki Olympic 1985...
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    Melville, Saskatchewan. I lived there, once upon...

    Melville, Saskatchewan. I lived there, once upon a time.
  19. The format of this serial number is not quite...

    The format of this serial number is not quite right for a Norco. I would suggest that the second "C" is a zero or another number.

    The first 3 characters, "Y3C", decode to: Y=Yamiguchi, 3=1983,...
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    Crumbling, a serial number format that...

    Crumbling,

    a serial number format that matches the OPs and your bicycle is that of Japanese made Bianchis, from the 1980s.

    In the Bianchi format the first number (the third character)...
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    431947

    431947
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    Hi mike, happy to help steer you to...

    Hi mike,

    happy to help steer you to information. No apologies necessary, it is an internet forum and to me speed of reply is not that important.
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    Hi tkam, thanks for posting the pictures and...

    Hi tkam,

    thanks for posting the pictures and serial number.

    Your bike is a match for a previous posting by lubes17319.
    ...
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    Hi Vintage Girl, thanks for posting the...

    Hi Vintage Girl,

    thanks for posting the pictures of your bicycle.

    The model of your bike is simply "5 Speed". It is the 1979 model made by Giant of Taiwan.

    The date stamp will be...
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    Hello Mike, thanks for posting the pictures...

    Hello Mike,

    thanks for posting the pictures and the serial number.

    The "EH" headbadge is for Elswick-Hopper Cycle, Barton-on-Humber. Probably before it merged with Falcon.

    The serial...
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