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Old 07-12-19, 05:43 AM
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Need exact year of vintage Norco Bigfoot please

Looking to find exact year of vintage Norco Bigfoot. Serial number SG526228.
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Old 07-12-19, 06:04 AM
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One of these?

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The serial number indicates 1985 manufacture but the graphics and colour are for a 1986 model. While a drive side photo would be preferred to the non-drive side photo submitted, the presence of lugged construction, traditional fork crown and one piece bullmoose stem/handlebars confirm a 1986 model, as opposed to the 1987 version posted by cudak888, which has TIG construction, unicrown fork and a traditional quilll stem and handlebar combination.
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Similar . Mine has a red paint job fork crown suntour fork "MAGNY" Ishiwata sticker on both sides . Made with EX triple butted tubes by Ishiwata for the frame. Cables connect through the top of the bottom bracket using these metal braze ons that work as hooks for the cable, it's all cool looking in that regards. It has those vintage handlebars that go outwards like a "Y". Wish I could post picture but it is my first post. It has a Sugino VP crank, Dia Compe brakes, Shimano EM shifters. Shimano derailleurs. Black ESGE fenders. Araya rims and Suzue hubs. It's actually quite the beautiful bike with the fenders on. (Or off)

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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
The serial number indicates 1985 manufacture but the graphics and colour are for a 1986 model. While a drive side photo would be preferred to the non-drive side photo submitted, the presence of lugged construction, traditional fork crown and one piece bullmoose stem/handlebars confirm a 1986 model, as opposed to the 1987 version posted by cudak888, which has TIG construction, unicrown fork and a traditional quilll stem and handlebar combination.
it does have a one piece headset and handlebar system.. hmm 1986 it could be then? The paint is red with the tiniest bit of sparkle in it. Thank you for the information

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it does have a one piece headset and handlebar system.. hmm 1986 it could be then? The paint is red with the tiniest bit of sparkle in it. Thank you for the information
It's definitely a 1986 model. 100% positive. The serial number, graphics, colour and all the components you can see from the non-drive photo point towards a 1986 model. The graphics were different for the 1985 model year and then, as previously noted, the fork and frame construction changed for the 1987 model year.

While it was fortunate that there there were sufficient annual changes to identify it from the non-drive side photos, in the future please submit photos taken from the drive side. That allows members to see the crankset and derailleurs which helps in identification and determining value.

While your pictures don't attach to this thread, there is a special repository where they can be viewed. Normally, I would post the photos as an assist to other members but the last time I did that, I was reprimanded for violating copyright. As evidence that I saw your pictures, you submitted three pictures, one of the serial number and two similar pictures taken from the non-drive side. The bicycle has a kickstand. The pictures were taken in a grassy meadow sitting on hill overlooking a lake (or river) with conifer covered hills on the other side of the lake.
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While your pictures don't attach to this thread, there is a special repository where they can be viewed. Normally, I would post the photos as an assist to other members but the last time I did that, I was reprimanded for violating copyright. As evidence that I saw your pictures, you submitted three pictures, one of the serial number and two similar pictures taken from the non-drive side. The bicycle has a kickstand. The pictures were taken in a grassy meadow sitting on hill overlooking a lake (or river) with conifer covered hills on the other side of the lake.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
It's definitely a 1986 model. 100% positive. The serial number, graphics, colour and all the components you can see from the non-drive photo point towards a 1986 model. The graphics were different for the 1985 model year and then, as previously noted, the fork and frame construction changed for the 1987 model year.

While it was fortunate that there there were sufficient annual changes to identify it from the non-drive side photos, in the future please submit photos taken from the drive side. That allows members to see the crankset and derailleurs which helps in identification and determining value.

While your pictures don't attach to this thread, there is a special repository where they can be viewed. Normally, I would post the photos as an assist to other members but the last time I did that, I was reprimanded for violating copyright. As evidence that I saw your pictures, you submitted three pictures, one of the serial number and two similar pictures taken from the non-drive side. The bicycle has a kickstand. The pictures were taken in a grassy meadow sitting on hill overlooking a lake (or river) with conifer covered hills on the other side of the lake.
Yes thank you for all the information. What a gem for $150 in our market and thanks as well for teaching me the proper name for bull moose handlebars

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I think you're just magical.

Very well spoken definitely knows his/hers stuff!
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I think you're just magical.

My wife says the exact say thing.
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