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Old 11-29-16, 06:40 PM
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Gary Fisher Advance

Trying to figure a date on this Gary Fisher Advance. Chro mo frame Serial # 85 6102 Shimano Alivio. Any help appreciated.




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Can't be of much help, but good luck! A full drive side pic would be helpful.
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Look on the inside of each derailleur and the canti brakes. You will see 2 letters. The first is the year and the second is the month.
For Shimano the letter O is 1990. So if yours has the first letter of Q, then the component was made in 1992. The second letter is A for Jan, B for feb, etc.

Components made in the last few months of a year would be on the next year's bikes.
Hubs and cranks by shimano will also have the 2 letters and follow O being 1990.

That will help narrow the bike's year.
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Thanks so much!
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Closest I can get to a letter is this. I'll look better tomorrow. Thanks.



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Found it to be 1994 from the catalogue. Lots of help from this site.

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Yup. 1994 Fisher Advance - BikePedia
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Originally Posted by Tonecaster View Post
Closest I can get to a letter is this. I'll look better tomorrow. Thanks.


Yes, the crank arm shows 'RE'. R being 1994.
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Thanks again. The dating is really helpful.
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