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06-18-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Hummer

Hello reefster100, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello reefster100,
welcome to the forum.

I would suggest that the first character of the serial number was not well struck into the frame and that the serial number is 6FN5627. I have seen a...
01-08-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 102,289
Posted By Hummer

Hello BodnarDave, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello BodnarDave,
welcome to the forum.

If you like Apollos with CrMo frames there are many options.
Sport touring: Prestige, PrestigeXL, Regent, Super Sport, Club Sport.
More speed...
01-08-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Hummer

Surf Rider: who made it?

Shandtastic I know you posted this a while ago.

Surf Rider was a contract build by Bridgestone Bicycles in Japan.
The brand was possibly exported from Japan by the Japanese trading company...
01-06-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Hummer

That is quite an assumption that the letter is a...

That is quite an assumption that the letter is a fortnight indicator. Do you have any other support for this assumption?

The fact that more than 12 different letters have been used does not...
01-05-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,778
Posted By Hummer

Bridgestone serial numbers decoded.

I have been collecting and cataloguing bicycle serial numbers for more than a decade. I started to do this because I was trying to determine the age of certain bicycles that I was repairing. I was...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,973
Posted By Hummer

The Schwinn Paramount serial number is for a...

The Schwinn Paramount serial number is for a frame made in 1989.

The Suntour GPX components I am guessing are from the Bridgestone RB-1 and date from late 1988. The fork on the RB-1 may not be...
12-20-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Hummer

Hello shop, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello shop,

welcome to the forum.

There is a date code on the bottom bracket, RY B5.

The RY = Romilly factory in France,
B = month 2 or February,
5 = 1975 the year of frame...
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Hummer

Hello LostCoastRYDR, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello LostCoastRYDR,
welcome to the forum.


HC = Huffy in Celina Ohio
HP = Huffy in Ponca City Oklahoma. Closes July 15, 1983, production moved to Celina.

P81263: 8=decade, 126=day,...
12-01-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By Hummer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/746x368/raleigh_catalogue_1960s_currys_v_cc_library_page_002sports_1607c24f844ccb34bbc1ad061346aacc4e620325.jpg

Note the hubs.

This is from...
12-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 979,650
Posted By Hummer

Yes, 89 = 1989. F = Finland. Raul Hellberg...

Yes, 89 = 1989. F = Finland. Raul Hellberg Ltd imported these to Finland.

Nice looking paint scheme. Nice looking bicycle.
11-30-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 979,650
Posted By Hummer

Hello Jockie, sorry for the late response....

Hello Jockie,

sorry for the late response.

The serial number is Kawamura for the Japanese domestic market. The "D" is for 1994, the year of frame manufacture.

This was the last year...
11-29-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 979,650
Posted By Hummer

The serial number is on the lower part of the...

The serial number is on the lower part of the seat tube. The frame was made by Giant of Taiwan.
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Hummer

Concord was a trademark of Cycle & Supply...

Concord was a trademark of Cycle & Supply Company, Columbus, Ohio.

They contracted several different manufacturers to make their bicycles. The quality varied with manufacturer and model.

The...
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Hummer

This Flying-O frame has the look of Huffy...

This Flying-O frame has the look of Huffy Aerowind mixte, except without the aero tube set. the Aerowinds were manufactured in 1981 and 1982.

The bicycle model information will be on the...
11-27-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Hummer

@Miele Man...

@Miele Man (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/miele-man-377727.html)

The serial number on the Raleigh Vector is the same format, location and stamping as several models of WSI Centurion...
11-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Hummer

date code: Better pictures

You are right. Better pictures will help.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1515/peugeot_ry_j5_crop2_67a746bf56889fbc6a2bac391cf5c4a4385b181b.jpg
RY J5

...
11-21-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,987
Posted By Hummer

Hello Elderbear, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello Elderbear,
welcome to the forum.

From the serial number:
M = Miki of Japan as the frame manufacturer
7 = 1977 as the year of frame manufacture. I don't think there was a Super Elite in...
11-17-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Hummer

Cycles Peugeot date codes from the mid-1970s

Stamped into the bottom bracket shell of some Peugeot bicycles from the mid-1970s is a four character code. The code starts with the two letters "RY". The second character is always a letter from A...
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Hummer

Looks like a Lotus Excelle, possibly 1984. Made...

Looks like a Lotus Excelle, possibly 1984. Made with Tange Mangaloy 2001 Double Butted tubing.
11-10-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hummer

Hi, thanks for posting the serial number. This...

Hi, thanks for posting the serial number. This is a Greenville format serial number. The letter J at the start, is for the month of manufacture. Month 10 or October. Because the frame was...
11-10-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hummer

Thank-you. You are correct and I stand...

Thank-you. You are correct and I stand corrected. I have not seen a 1990 Voyageur before. I have seen other 1990 Schwinn models made by Panasonic.

The 1987 and 1988 model year Voyageur were...
11-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hummer

This looks like a 1988 Voyageur and they were...

This looks like a 1988 Voyageur and they were made in Greenville, MS. The serial number will be on the bottom bracket. It will start with a letter, followed by six digits. The first digit will be...
11-03-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 55,850
Posted By Hummer

Vintage frame on ebay in the UK:XXL XXXL 28"...

Vintage frame on ebay in the UK:XXL XXXL 28" extra large bike frame tourer reynolds custom handbuilt RARE 531 ?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203549667816
...
10-23-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Hummer

You are correct Santuri32. The serial number is...

You are correct Santuri32. The serial number is a Giant format serial number.

This format and location of Giant serial number has been seen on Nishiki brand bicycles.

I have explained this...
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By Hummer

I do not disagree with the assessment of the...

I do not disagree with the assessment of the bicycle.

However the serial number stamping is odd for a Fuji from Showa year 47.

Most of the export Fuji serial numbers from this year were...
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Hummer

Hello fadhly29, I have seen pictures of...

Hello fadhly29,

I have seen pictures of your bicycle in another thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/985244-anyone-know-how-decode-norco-serial-numbers.html

The pictures...
10-10-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,541
Posted By Hummer

The certification for your bicycle, JIS 6093, is...

The certification for your bicycle, JIS 6093, is for Miyata.

The serial number, Y210385, is also consistent with Miyata serial numbers.
The leading letter "Y" is for the year of frame...
10-10-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,160
Posted By Hummer

Hello fadhly29, the pictures of your...

Hello fadhly29,

the pictures of your bicycle have given me cause to go out and do some research on Japan Industrial Standard(JIS) numbers.

JIS certifications began in 1953, but only...
10-06-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By Hummer

+1 This frame has many of the...

+1

This frame has many of the characteristics of a Lupa model that I have seen, except for the brake cable stops.

...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By Hummer

The subject bicycle is a 1984 Nishiki Cascade,...

The subject bicycle is a 1984 Nishiki Cascade, frame made by Giant of Taiwan. The headbadge is specific to 1984 Nishiki models made by Giant.

The tubing decal is also common to Giant made...
09-25-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,470
Posted By Hummer

This bicycle was discussed in a previous thread. ...

This bicycle was discussed in a previous thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1230632-help-identifying-manufacturer-performance-frame.html
09-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,470
Posted By Hummer

Hello smontanaro, I have taken a look at...

Hello smontanaro,

I have taken a look at your pictures of your M605. The serial number appears to be U50400407.

If so, the frame was manufactured by KHS of Taiwan, as they used a U prefix....
09-24-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Hummer

Hello @multifrog T...

Hello @multifrog

T (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/multifrog-543553.html)he serial number is on the seat tube and is Maruishi format as stated above.

The Maurishi E series serial...
09-24-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Hummer

Hello kozmikarl, Welcome to the forum. ...

Hello kozmikarl,

Welcome to the forum.

Here is a link to another Lotus Sprint, from member @mkeller234 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mkeller234-143245.html), with a serial number that is...
09-23-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,690
Posted By Hummer

+1 @Joeydurrant0...

+1
@Joeydurrant0 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/joeydurrant0-541743.html)
The first digits 05 are the year of frame manufacture, 2005. The next letter "A" is for the month, January.
09-23-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,470
Posted By Hummer

+1 on the date. @Marylander...

+1 on the date.

@Marylander (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/marylander-506624.html) the serial number from your Performance M404 is from manufacturer KHS of Taiwan.
09-23-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Hummer

The serial number 7L0646@, where @ is a baseball...

The serial number 7L0646@, where @ is a baseball symbol.

The "baseball" symbol is for the manufacturer Koizumi of Japan. Early GT BMX bicycles had the same "baseball" symbol.

The first digit 7...
09-23-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,224
Posted By Hummer

Hi Juzzy00, welcome to the forum. does...

Hi Juzzy00,
welcome to the forum.

does your Nitro look like this?

https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4525&start=25#p1015276

If so, then I think it is a 1998 model year.
09-23-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,224
Posted By Hummer

Here are some pics, not all of them are mine. ...

Here are some pics, not all of them are mine.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/resize_of_norco_ptarmigan_img_6986_9ebb1fac899347d2a8d6e4a1dd6582512351658e.jpg...
09-22-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Hummer

Hi Rolley, welcome to the forum. The...

Hi Rolley,
welcome to the forum.

The serial number on your Custom Sport is from Giant of Taiwan, as indicated by the letter G.
This serial number is a transitional format from when Giant...
09-21-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By Hummer

Link to picture of the serial number: ...

Link to picture of the serial number:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/22031069

As T-Mar states above Kuwahara manufactured the early frames for the Azuki brand.

The serial number is one...
09-21-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Hummer

Try looking at 1983 catalogs. ...

Try looking at 1983 catalogs.

http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20France/Peugeot%201983%20France%20Brochure/Peugeot_1983_French_Brochure_Page7_BikeBoomPeugeot.JPG
...
09-21-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,992
Posted By Hummer

Sears began using the Ted Williams name and...

Sears began using the Ted Williams name and phased out the JC Higgins name in 1961.

J.C. Higgins: 1908-1964 (http://www.searsarchives.com/brands/jchiggins.htm)
09-21-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,205
Posted By Hummer

I would suggest that the serial number is...

I would suggest that the serial number is N1C6269.

I have seen two other Competiton GS, made in Japan, with this format of serial number. Both serial numbers began with N1C6xxx.

The letter "N"...
09-15-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,552
Posted By Hummer

According to Sheldon Brown, the Carlton serial...

According to Sheldon Brown, the Carlton serial number E series is year of manufacture 1970.
09-12-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Hummer

Hello Amelio, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello Amelio,

welcome to the forum.

The serial number format from your bicycle has been reported several times in the Bianchi Serial Number Identification thread.

...
07-20-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Hummer

I am not the best person to ask about frame...

I am not the best person to ask about frame geometry. Perhaps another member of the forum can give some insight.
07-07-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Hummer

Hello Gu3nth, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello Gu3nth,

welcome to the forum.

In the 1979 model year for Nishiki in the USA there was a unique decal layout.

...
07-07-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Hummer

Hello Mawaldschmidt, welcome to the forum...

Hello Mawaldschmidt,

welcome to the forum and thanks for posting pictures of your bicycle.

Picture assist:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/540157


At a certain point in time, 1981...
07-05-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,879
Posted By Hummer

Hello Titoferarri, Picture Assist:...

Hello Titoferarri,

Picture Assist:...
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