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Old 05-15-12, 11:24 AM
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"ES" is May, 1981. However, the unicrown fork wouldn't have been on an '81 frame. Also, in 1981 I believe the serial number would have been on the head tube just above the lower bearing cup.

Here's the '81 Cruiser (and Deluxe Cruiser with springer fork). Note the fork crown:



Questions:

1) Look closely at the head badge for four very small, lightly stamped digits. This is the assembly date, and the first three digits are the day of the year (001-366), and the fourth digit is the last digit of the year.

2) Look at the head tube just above the lower bearing cup to see if there's another number stamped there.

The unicrown fork leads me to suspect it's a late eighties/early nineties bike. Here's the 1990 Cruiser:

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