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Old 02-23-24, 11:28 AM
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Japanese frame ID help please custom build beauty

Not so interested in value. I would like help identifying the make and model of this frame.

Serial number WN12805P is stamped on seat tube above BB area.
Frame has in and out ports on underside of top tube for internal cable routing.
Not convinced it's a Nishiki. Maybe Panasonic??? I assume it's repainted and redecaled.
Mystery frame. What do you think?
Thanks for your help.

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Originally Posted by ScottinPortland

Serial number WN12805P is stamped on seat tube above BB area.
Frame has in and out ports on underside of top tube for internal cable routing.
Not convinced it's a Nishiki. Maybe Panasonic??? I assume it's repainted and redecaled.
Mystery frame. What do you think?
Thanks for your help.

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Hello ScottinPortland,

Welcome to the forum and thank-you for posting the information about your bicycle.

I have seen several of this format of characters.

The number that you have shown is a Danish VIN. The "W" means that the bicycle was imported into Denmark. The "N" identifies the import company. I do not know who the import company was. The letter "P" at the end is for the year, 1977 or 1998 or 2019. I am guessing 1998.

The bicycle may also have the frame manufacturers serial number somewhere on the frame.

Your bicycle is a Touring Master. I have also seen models Racing Master and Road Master with this format of Danish VIN.
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Thank you Hummer!
I see there is a wikipedia entry "

Danish bicycle VIN-system

That has information, Thanks!
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