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Old 07-10-24, 02:14 AM
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Need help identifying a bike

Can any of classic bike experts here help me identify this bike? I havenít seen the bike in person. My father has it, and he apparently bought it 20 or so years. My wild guess is that it dates to the early to mid 1990s but I really have no idea. Thereís no obvious branding on the frame so weíre a bit stumped as to what it is. Any help most appreciated. Thanks!



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Old 07-10-24, 08:45 AM
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one very "generic" looking frame there, nearly zero details to hang any name on. If the dropouts or forkends have any brand-stamps that may be the only faint clue, but a serial number (maybe on BB shell) even better
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The frame has elements of the manufacturer Kawamura.
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Thanks for the replies. My father couldnít find any identifying marks at all, so itís a bit of a mystery. Hereís a few more pics he sent me, thought I doubt theyíre much help in identifying it.




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There is a Shimano date code on the shifter, TG. This decodes to 1995 July.

It is unlikely that the frame is from Kawamura, as the factory ended production after The Great Hanshin earthquake in January 1995.
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There is nothing wrong with identifying as a bike.

Oh wait, you said...

Nevermind.
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To me it looks generic mid 90s Taiwanese, that could have sold branded as many things. Certainly has some similarities to a Taiwan made Concorde Europa of that era that I briefly owned. Welding of average aesthetic quality being one of the similarities.
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Maybe a Giant? Has the blob end treatment stays and fork ends.
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