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Old 07-14-16, 01:19 AM
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need help identifying

Hi All, greeting from newbie, please help me to identify my old mtb frame with serial number HH57757, ishiwata fork, tange falcon headset, diacompe front cantilever,rear brake suntour roller cam xcd, braze on pump holder and braze on shoulder strap..

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Old 07-14-16, 04:53 AM
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That's a tough one, as there were MANY bikes that shared these attributes and frame features back then. The serial number on the seat tube has me thinking Japanese Bianchi, but I could be way off. The pointed lugs that late in the game is a nice touch, as a lot of bikes had become tig welded by then. Good luck with the ID.,,,,BD

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Old 07-14-16, 05:28 AM
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Thanks Bikedued for your info..I've tried browsing but still do not get the same characteristics...
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Old 07-14-16, 06:13 AM
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Take the serial number and do a google search. That will tell you a lot. Do a search of "Bike Frame XXXXXX" without the quotes. I bet you will get a ton of information on the frame.
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Old 07-14-16, 06:20 AM
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OK.. what I said did not work, but I did get this link

bike serial number code - WOW.com - Web Results

That shows a lot of sites that might be able to help with a serial number.
Good Luck....
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Old 07-14-16, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for your info pagedeveloper, ok i will try it..
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Old 07-14-16, 08:56 AM
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Offhand, the serial number does not ring an bells with me. It's also not from the two major, known, Asian, Bianchi sources. I believe that XCD came out in 1988 and that while it survived into 1990, the roller cam did not. That gives us a fairly narrow timeline, assuming it is OEM. The market was also substantially Shimano by this period, which narrows it down further. A shoulder strap boss would narrow it down even more.

The place to start would be by determining the year and if the XCD is OEM. The fork should have a year and month code expressed as a number and letter. The XCD roller-cam should have a double letter date code.
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Old 07-14-16, 11:01 AM
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Thanks T-Mar for your explanation, the fork serial number cannot read clearly, it could be 88D or 89D, attached picture of the brake..
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The roller cam is from November 1987, which would be a pretty good match if the fork is April 1988. I'll check through my literaure and see who used XCD in 1988.
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What country did you find the frame? It might help distinguish it from others depending on country of origin.
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Thanks T-Mar for your help
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Old 07-14-16, 11:35 AM
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Hi Blakcloud, i got it from my hometown Jakarta;Indonesia
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Hi Blakcloud, i got it from my hometown Jakarta;Indonesia
That may complicate things, as there is a good possibility that it may be a brand that did not distribute in North America, where most forum members are located. Regardless, I'm still going through my literature in my spare time. I hope to have something in a day or two.
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Thanks T - Mar, sorry to bother you, really apreciate for your help..
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I went though my 1988 & 1989 literature. While I found about two dozen bicycles spec'd with XCD, none had the shoulder strap boss.
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Old 07-31-16, 10:00 PM
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Many thanks T - Mar for your help, same problem when i identify the shoulder strap boss, no one had it...I still trying to identify it....
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