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    Thanks for posting the serial number. The Y is...

    Thanks for posting the serial number. The Y is for Yamiguchi a Japanese frame maker. The made frames for Norco (and other brand names) for several years. The 77 is for the year 1977, when the...
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    It looks to be from 1977 or 1978. The serial...

    It looks to be from 1977 or 1978. The serial number may help to determine the year and frame manufacturer..

    I believe that this is the first year for a Norco branded road bike. Prior to this...
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    Based on the decals: 1976 or 1977 Custom Sport. ...

    Based on the decals: 1976 or 1977 Custom Sport.

    Need the serial number to find the year and detailed pictures to identify the model.
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    I have seen pictures of two Univegas with the CTB...

    I have seen pictures of two Univegas with the CTB decal and serial numbers that start with "N". The "N" means that the frames were made in 1985.
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    The serial number of each bike might help to date...

    The serial number of each bike might help to date them.

    The Shasta looks like 1986. The serial number should be on the bottom of the BB shell. Still made in Japan.

    The Max Trax looks about...
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    Hi Selmer, from the serial number the...

    Hi Selmer,

    from the serial number the bicycle is a 1980 or 1981 model year.

    The model is an Elite or a Super LeMans, both had Champion No5 PG tubes.

    The model name was put on the chain...
  7. Bridgestone Kabuki Skyway, rebranded for...

    Bridgestone Kabuki Skyway, rebranded for Canadian retailer.
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    Hi donaldsonmp33, I believe that you are...

    Hi donaldsonmp33,

    I believe that you are from Australia. If so, there are many Australian brand names and bicycle frame manufacturers that are almost unknown to North Americans.

    You may...
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    The mounting bolt heads do not have the Cherry...

    The mounting bolt heads do not have the Cherry emblem.
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    Hi zacconk, your bike looks like the Olympic...

    Hi zacconk,

    your bike looks like the Olympic model. The lugs, dropouts, and chromed forks are from the Olympic model. The crankset is not original, but you probably figured that out.

    The...
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    Hi carissio, your Apollo has a Deelites or...

    Hi carissio,

    your Apollo has a Deelites or Fred Deeley headbadge so it is from before 1976.

    Have you found the serial number? This can provide more information about the age of the...
  12. You can try to date the bike from the components....

    You can try to date the bike from the components. Shimano components usually have a two letter date stamp on them. I have read that the date stamps where used for inventory control within the...
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    I hope the price was right. Was the Fuji Royale...

    I hope the price was right. Was the Fuji Royale what you expected?
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    Hi Justforfun, you are correct about the...

    Hi Justforfun,

    you are correct about the year dating. Your bicycle frame is from 1973 or 1974, the exact year is difficult to determine. The other numbers in the serial number are just a...
  15. Thread: Tri-A

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    1987 model.

    1987 model.
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    Are you bsure about the serial number? The...

    Are you bsure about the serial number? The serial number that you gave indicates that the frame was made in 1983. The model year of nishiki would be 1983 or 1984. I could not match your frame to...
  17. Thread: Tri-A

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    The 1986 Tri-A has a geometry decal: Stage...

    The 1986 Tri-A has a geometry decal: Stage Racing/Triathlon.

    The 1986 International had the same geometry decal and was also Tange 1. The International had Suntour components.

    The 1986 COMP...
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    This model of Nishiki was written about in...

    This model of Nishiki was written about in Bicycling Magazine Aug 1976.

    From what I have read this model was ordered from Nishiki as a frameset only. Wheels and components where added by the...
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    Hi joshua4594, are you sure about the serial...

    Hi joshua4594,

    are you sure about the serial number? I cannot match this frame to any Nishiki from 1983 or 1984.
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    I have seen two other "The Londoner" on the...

    I have seen two other "The Londoner" on the internet, both in New York city. Don't know anything about them.

    One is for sale on craigslist:

    Vintage "The Londoner" bike, 3-speed
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    Thanks ossy, that is a great piece of...

    Thanks ossy,

    that is a great piece of historical information.
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    Thanks for posting more pictures and the...

    Thanks for posting more pictures and the information about the importer to Finland.

    Your question about Kawamura is what I am trying to find out. I assume that the frames were built by Kawamura...
  23. verktyg, I am confused by your comments...

    verktyg,

    I am confused by your comments about rear derailleurs.

    My comments where not about rear derailleurs, Simplex or otherwise.

    My comments where about the integrated derailleur...
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    Hello ossy, thank-you for posting the serial...

    Hello ossy,

    thank-you for posting the serial numbers and pictures. This helps to confirm a unique serial number format for Nishiki's from Finland.

    Do your bicycles also have "Designed by...
  25. Probably not Centurion. From the serial...

    Probably not Centurion.

    From the serial number, shifter cable guides under the BB shell, and brake levers I would guess this to be a 1987 frame.

    The serial number format does not match the...
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