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I brought a vintage bike tonight but I am struggling to find out the make, model and year.. there is a number on the 'hub' but I've had no luck so far. Just wondering if anyone is able to help. I have photos if needed the serial number is PATN9698124
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Old 12-12-17, 04:10 PM
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Hello, @Lee1997, and welcome! Unless someone recognizes that serial number format, we are going to need a lot of nice big pictures of the bike to be of any help. A full shot of the bike, taken from the drive side, and pictures of all parts where tubes come together.
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It may be that "PATN" stands for "patent number" rather than a serial number.

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Serial numbers typically mean nothing (there are some exceptions) patent numbers even less. At best, maybe 5% of the time a serial number will tell you the year and original manufacturer. Note many times original manufacturer was not the brand of the bike. Over half of my collection was made by others, different than the “brand” on the bike.
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