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Old 04-25-10, 07:28 AM
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Is this serial number of any use?

Hi,

Was looking for information regarding my frame and the only number I can find is on the bottom bracket and reads,

BREV 228298 84


Is this a generic serial for the part (BB) or is it possible to decrypt?
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well, i could take a photo but the serial would still remain the same
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preceded by "brev" I believe that's the patent number.
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Originally Posted by Kavorka
well, i could take a photo but the serial would still remain the same
well true, but if you took a fe pics of the whole frame, closeups of the headlugs, the bb shell, and seatcluster, told what kind of dropouts and forkends, the size of the seatpost (if known) all that would be alot of help. I don't imagine there is any embelishments on the frame? a cutout in the BB shell, fancy lugs like hearts or clubs something on the SS caps?
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Brev (brevato) does mean patented, but the number that follows could be the serial number, right?
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Ok, found this image of the same model of bb shell that I got and it got the same serial,



Guess that makes it pointless to figure out what it stands for. Too bad, really wanted to nail the date of the frame.
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So unworthy1 is right.
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this is a picture of the entire frame
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OH so that is the Pat # on the shell. what are the markings on the headlugs? dropouts? that cable routing looks a bit unique, in on the side out the top....
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Looks like it already has been drewed. Surely a frame that nice would have an RD hanger.... Ouch.
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Originally Posted by wrk101
Looks like it already has been drewed. Surely a frame that nice would have an RD hanger.... Ouch.
I suspect the cat! he looks very guilty
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The rd hanger is there, i just put it in the crack between the wall and cabinet so it would stand better

The markings on the headtube is the name of the frameset, 'columbus SLE'

Will probably never find out the date of it tho
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