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Old 02-18-21, 12:16 PM
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Sy Reene
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Originally Posted by ppynenburg View Post
Car companies start building their vehicles in the previous year, and selling them in the previous year, for the following year's model. Bike companies are no different. So I would suggest that his bike was built on February 29th, 2020 (a leap year) for the 2021 model year that likely began in mid-2020.
Yeah I guess. Though I wonder if the datecode might only be assuredly designating the model year of the frame. Does a serial number go on or before someone chooses which color scheme to paint on it (if these color schemes can change each year). Likewise is frame made before anyone's figured out which parts list to put on the bike (if the trim levels vary from one year to the next)? Or as each frame is made, it's already pre-determined which model year color/trim it will get?
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