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How do I tell age of my Diamondback Viper?

Old 09-29-18, 05:31 PM
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How do I tell age of my Diamondback Viper?

I found this at a local thrift store a while back & recently decided to fix itto possibly sell. But I can't figure out what year it is - is there a way to tell?
The serial number is: AG (or 6?) S 7G09787 - It also has B-V to the side of the serial number.
Thanks for any help!

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Old 09-29-18, 05:41 PM
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If you think it's a '90 or later, you can compare to what's in the catalogs at retrobike dot co dot uk.
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Old 09-29-18, 07:06 PM
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With the last numbers on serial I thought it might be a '87?
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This one does not look anything like the Viper my brother purchased new in the mid 80s. I would say 90s.
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^^^^ +1; or possibly early '00s. Graphics don't look '80s at all.
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Probably late 90s. If you do an image search on yahoo, several Vipers with the same decals will come up with late 90s dates.
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Def. Late 90s. By 2000, they had this logo

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That's a 1994 Viper, I have one just like it.
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Miamibeachcg: That is a 1998 Diamondback Viper....I would say XL, but the bottom tube doesnt look XL to me. Whatever it is, it DEFINITELY has 1998 decals on it.

It was my first brand new BMX bike, same color, decals, clear handles, everything. Over the years as a child and teen, it changed colors, wheels, forks, seats, etc a few times and eventually was lost in time.

I've been casually looking for a bike like this for a few years online. If you would be interested in selling it as is and shipping, I'd love to pay for it.

You can email me at Nickelecllc@gmail.com

Thanks!

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I know little about the BMX models but based on the ATB and road models the brand name switched from Diamond Back (i.e. two words) to Diamondback (i.e. one word) for the 1996 model year. The serial number suggests it was manufactured in July of a year ending in a 7, so a 1997-1998 model makes sense.
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The folks at BMXMuseum will definitely be more knowledeable about this than here.
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The second number after the letter is the year, so in this case 96 or 97 depending on wether that is a a G or a 6
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