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    A nice find RidesaJapanese. Sometimes the...

    A nice find RidesaJapanese.

    Sometimes the serial number can be used to determine the manufacturing date of the frame. The serial number may be on the bottom bracket shell or the seat tube or the...
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    Hello dnlingo, Derby Cycle aquired the...

    Hello dnlingo,

    Derby Cycle aquired the Nishiki Brand name in the USA in 1988 or 1989. Your bicycle is from this period. The frame was not made by Raleigh USA. The frame was probably made in...
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    Hello mkuivama, cannot see enough of the...

    Hello mkuivama,

    cannot see enough of the bicycle to determine what model.

    Here is a link to a Trim Master with a similar serial number: ...
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    hi bmthom.gis , thanks for posting your...

    hi bmthom.gis ,

    thanks for posting your pictures and serial numbers. Your frame was made by Raleigh USA in Kent, Washington.

    Your serial number is explained in this post:

    ...
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    Hi agoodmanwa, the frame and fork are the...

    Hi agoodmanwa,

    the frame and fork are the Competition model, 1973-74. As you say re-componeneted.

    The paint job looks almost like a Nishiki Ultimate from 1980-81.
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    Hi agoodmanwa, thanks for posting the...

    Hi agoodmanwa,

    thanks for posting the serial number. Based on the serial number the year of the bicycle is probably 1973 or1974.

    To identify the model you will need to post some detailed...
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    Hi Lawrence, thanks for posting the pictures...

    Hi Lawrence,

    thanks for posting the pictures and the serial number.

    Usually there is a decal at the top of the seat tube which describes the tubing material. I cannot see the decal in your...
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    Hi milbournosphere, thanks for posting the...

    Hi milbournosphere,

    thanks for posting the pictures and serial number.

    Assuming the components are original, the a 1988 Prestige. The Prestige model was Suntour Accushift equipped.

    ...
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    Hi Sloperute, thanks for posting the...

    Hi Sloperute,

    thanks for posting the pictures and serial number.

    This is a 1987. The headbadge and decal scheme match 1987.

    The serial number is Giant of Taiwan. The first number,...
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    I believe that mine is 25.8mm, possible 25.6.

    I believe that mine is 25.8mm, possible 25.6.
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    Read Tmar's comments in this thread: ...

    Read Tmar's comments in this thread:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/879781-centurion-venture-diamond-back-road-bike.html#post15570881
  12. The serial number and its location are definitly...

    The serial number and its location are definitly KHS. I am guessing but from the other serial numbers that I have seen the the first number indicates the year, so possibly 1992.
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    1989 Nishiki Canada Catalog Classic Nishiki:...

    1989 Nishiki Canada Catalog

    Classic Nishiki: Partial Nishiki 1989 catalog
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    Nice looking bike. Thanks for posting the...

    Nice looking bike. Thanks for posting the pictures, serial number and component list.

    The year of manufacture of the frame is 1988. The "C" in the serial number is for Canada, the "H" is for...
  15. Once upon a time Nakamura was a brand name of...

    Once upon a time Nakamura was a brand name of Ompax from Montreal, Quebec. Later this company was purchaced by the ProCycle group of Quebec.

    Ompax mostly distributed bicycles in the province of...
  16. Hi albertoaad, did you get the serial number...

    Hi albertoaad,

    did you get the serial number correct? If this is a Univega, then it should have a Miyata format serial number. The serial number that you quoted is not Miyata format.

    I...
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    Hi Binky, interesting bike. Are you...

    Hi Binky,

    interesting bike.

    Are you sure the frame was built by Kuwahara? The Kuwahara serial number format is unique. The serial number for Kuwahara frames is usually on the seat tube,...
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    Hi Randy, I have seen two similar...

    Hi Randy,

    I have seen two similar headbadges: silver hawk and black hawk.

    464428

    This badge is scratched, but it says "Made in Canada".

    The black hawk, has a loop frame with "Made in...
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    I have only seen pictures of several Takara...

    I have only seen pictures of several Takara Highlanders. They all look like they were made in the same year, about 1984. Definitely first generation mass produced MTBs. No decals for the tube set....
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    Hi scsc7211, thanks for posting the...

    Hi scsc7211,

    thanks for posting the pictures and serial number.

    Based on the serial number and decals, your Super 3 probably dates from 1973.

    Is it rare? Probably. Many of these...
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    Hey jaspurlin, thanks for posting the...

    Hey jaspurlin,

    thanks for posting the pictures, serial number and other information.

    The model name is: Islena. Difficult to determine with the stylized writing.
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    Hi Wedonttakecrap. Interesting Nishiki,...

    Hi Wedonttakecrap.

    Interesting Nishiki, thanks for posting the serial number and pictures.

    First the serial number. In spite of the fact that it starts with the letter "G" it is probably...
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    Hi Melangeles, thanks for posting the serial...

    Hi Melangeles, thanks for posting the serial number and pictures.

    The decoding of your serial number is explained in post #149 , by Doohickie.

    ...
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    Hi el mundo gira. Nice rescue. Your bike...

    Hi el mundo gira.

    Nice rescue.

    Your bike is the Repco Victory Tri-A, but not the Nishiki/Kawamura version.

    See the Australian forums for more information.

    Australian Cycling...
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    Roccobike, I think that the serial number may...

    Roccobike, I think that the serial number may start with the letter "G".

    The 1988 Century usually had a "Made in Taiwan" decal in black at the top of the down tube. These frames were made by...
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