Old 03-21-21, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by wrnj View Post
. . . Stamped numbers above front wheel are B74315 and 3156. According to what I've read on the internet, the latter number may indicate production on 315th day of 1986. . . .
I have seen Fair Lady and Lil Chik models from 1987 clearly marked as being made in Japan and with Panasonic format serial numbers. The format of the serial number for your bicycle is missing the leading number for a Panasonic serial number. If the number is missing, I would expect that number to be a 7. This would make the year of frame manufacture as 1987

I assume that the numbers 3156 are from the headbadge. This indicates November 1986. I have seen this kind of discrepancy between serial number date and headbadge date on made in Japan Schwinn frames before.

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