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Old 03-08-18, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Not sure on the year issue. Sometimes you just have to settle for a timeframe. You can try emailing Billato with pics of the BB and the serial number and they may be able to give build info.

I got a full set of decals from VeloCals bicycle decals - Quality, Durable, Ultra-thin. He doesn't show the proper artwork on the site but if you call or email him he'll confirm that he's got it. A full set is around $35 and I think I paid a tad more for the custom color but I might not have.

The decals on these old Giordana's were not clearcoated over so the get dry and brittle over the years.
Tried emailing the email given on Billato's website, which seems to have not been updated since 2014. I was bounced back a message saying the email doesn't exist. Is there perhaps a different email?

I'll try out VeloCals. I'm assuming I should scrape off the old decal before applying the new one?
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Originally Posted by txiong
Tried emailing the email given on Billato's website, which seems to have not been updated since 2014. I was bounced back a message saying the email doesn't exist. Is there perhaps a different email?

I'll try out VeloCals. I'm assuming I should scrape off the old decal before applying the new one?
Yep I used Denatured alcohol to remove my old decals.

This is the last email address I communicated with them on: roberto@billato.com

They're also on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/billatobikes/
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Old 03-09-18, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by txiong
Awesome! Just confirmed the parts are from '89; they were stamped with either NG or NH, meaning July or August of '89. Not necessarily late '89, so would it be safe to assume it's the 89' model and not the '90?...
Those are definitely components for the 1990 model year. There is difference between calendar year and model year, when it comes to bicycle and bicycle components. Bicycle manufacturers typically start building the new models for the upcoming calendar year around September. This allows them to establish inventory and compensates for the lead time necessary for transoceanic shipping and getting product through distribution channels, yet still have them in stores for the lucrative Christmas season. New models also have to be ready for the autumn ltrade shows where distributors and shops place their orders. In order for bicycle manufacturers to start building the new models in September the new components have to built prior to this. Consequently, component manufacturers typically commence production for the model year early in the latter half of the calendar year.

In this particular case we know these are 1990 model year components, not just because of the date codes but because 105 underwent a re-design for the 1990 model year. What you have is 3rd generation 105SC, as opposed 2nd generation New 105, which was 1989 model year.

Everything adds up to your bicycle being a 1990 model.
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Old 03-10-18, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
Those are definitely components for the 1990 model year. There is difference between calendar year and model year, when it comes to bicycle and bicycle components. Bicycle manufacturers typically start building the new models for the upcoming calendar year around September. This allows them to establish inventory and compensates for the lead time necessary for transoceanic shipping and getting product through distribution channels, yet still have them in stores for the lucrative Christmas season. New models also have to be ready for the autumn ltrade shows where distributors and shops place their orders. In order for bicycle manufacturers to start building the new models in September the new components have to built prior to this. Consequently, component manufacturers typically commence production for the model year early in the latter half of the calendar year.

In this particular case we know these are 1990 model year components, not just because of the date codes but because 105 underwent a re-design for the 1990 model year. What you have is 3rd generation 105SC, as opposed 2nd generation New 105, which was 1989 model year.

Everything adds up to your bicycle being a 1990 model.
Thatís great to hear. Thank you for all the info and insight. Iíll make sure to take extra care of this bike now.
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