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Old 12-30-19, 03:21 PM
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beauty

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Old 01-05-20, 07:51 PM
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1981 Miyata 310

For your database: serial number is J346540. Burgundy model 310 (not the 310S). Matches 1981 catalog specs for some of the parts, especially the dia compe brake calipers with the funny self-centering device.

Our co-op gets a reasonable number of miyatas and nishikis passing through, so I'll try to remember to start collecting serial numbers for you.
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Old 01-13-20, 04:40 PM
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thanks really helpful.
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Old 01-17-20, 06:05 AM
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My (assumed 1989) Bridgestone Radac hybrid (ie flat bar, no front mech cable routing) frame has the serial 8161285.
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Old 01-17-20, 06:10 AM
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Just picked up a presumed Japanese built Randonneur frameset, built for 650B, fully fillet brazed, Biplane fork crown, roller over the BB shell for the rear mech cable, Hellenic seatstays (seems this was common), takes a 26.8 seat post, hole in the head rube for a badge and frame number is J200348. I know a picture or five would be helpful here but I'm sufficiently new (to this forum) that I can't post pics yet, besides, it's more fun trying to figure it out this way isn't it? Any ideas!?
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Old 01-20-20, 05:21 AM
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Someone on FaceBook answered quickly, it's a 1974 Bridgestone Diamond DC-6115.
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Old 01-20-20, 05:24 AM
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BTW, I see Sakae Litage isn't on the list, my '90 bonded aluminium road frame has serial 90900097 - these were fairly numerous and re-badgeg by a number of other brands including 3Rensho through the late 80s/early 90s. Probably too obvious to point out that the first two digits are probably the year of manufacture, huh?
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Old 01-20-20, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rod_saetan View Post
Someone on FaceBook answered quickly, it's a 1974 Bridgestone Diamond DC-6115.
If it's a Bridgestone , then it was manufactured in 1972, though possibly late enough in the year to be a 1973 model.
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Old 01-20-20, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rod_saetan View Post
BTW, I see Sakae Litage isn't on the list, my '90 bonded aluminium road frame has serial 90900097 - these were fairly numerous and re-badgeg by a number of other brands including 3Rensho through the late 80s/early 90s. Probably too obvious to point out that the first two digits are probably the year of manufacture, huh?
It's not included because they haven't been reported. While it could represent the 90,097th frame of 1990, it could also be the 97th frame of September 1989 (i.e. ymmxxxxx), or something else. I need more serial numbers to raise my confidence in the correct interpretation,
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Old 01-22-20, 03:56 PM
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Fair enough. Ta.
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Old 02-08-20, 09:39 AM
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For the database: 1989 Panasonic MC4500, SN 9B02755. Feb 1989 manufacture by Matsus***a:



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Old 02-15-20, 11:26 PM
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Crusty Schwinn Sierra

My first Schwinn of any kind. Picked up this old beast for the stem. Now I kinda dig it and another serial number for T-Mar is a good thing.



Taiwan made
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Old 02-18-20, 04:23 PM
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Can anyone help with my Kent number? The only number I can find on the bike is "7102", under the crank. It's a Kent Rollin' Thunder, made in Indonesia.
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