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01-05-22, 03:46 PM
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
09-15-21, 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.

...
07-07-21, 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.

...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Hummer

Hello Selinat85, welcome to the forum. I...

Hello Selinat85, welcome to the forum.

I know this is a little late.

This bicycle was manufactured by AMF Wheel Goods Division in Olney, Illinois. The first line on the label at the base...
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Views: 2,570
Posted By Hummer

In 1980 it was Raleigh Industries of America Inc....

In 1980 it was Raleigh Industries of America Inc. with the head office in Boston, MA.

Huffy Corporation purchased the rights to the Raleigh band name in the USA in 1982.
06-09-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,649
Posted By Hummer

Not a Nishiki. It is a Peugeot. There was a...

Not a Nishiki. It is a Peugeot.

There was a CP12 Sports 12 model and a CP12 Challenge model.

The headbadges said Peugeot Approved. Similar I suppose to Schwinn bicycles from Japan that said...
05-28-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Hummer

This format of the serial number was used by...

This format of the serial number was used by Panasonic.
The serial number stamping is not that of Panasonic. The BB shell does not say Panasonic. Panasonic typically did not stamp the frame size...
05-28-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By Hummer

A Nishiki Semi-Pro circa 1972, based on the...

A Nishiki Semi-Pro circa 1972, based on the serial number.

...
05-26-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Hummer

Hello mckinnon, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello mckinnon,

welcome to the forum.

The serial number is not on the bottom bracket. It is on the down tube and may be difficult to read.

...
04-08-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By Hummer

Coast to Coast was an American hardware store...

Coast to Coast was an American hardware store chain. The bicycles they sold were sometimes called Coast King.

The 80548 from the bottom bracket can be used to determine the date of frame...
04-08-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Hummer

Hello Broonyg, welcome to the forum and...

Hello Broonyg,

welcome to the forum and thank-you for posting pictures of your frame.

Based on the picture of the serial number the bicycle was not a Schwinn, for two reasons. Although the...
01-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,421
Posted By Hummer

Part 8. Howie Cohen - Everything Bicycles

Howie Cohen. I do not know how to make a fair introduction to this man without overstating or understating his contributions to the bicycle industry in the USA and internationally,
starting in the...
12-30-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,421
Posted By Hummer

Part 6. Japan's Bicycle Guides

"The objective of this catalogue is to give our foreign customers a glimpse of Japan's Bicycle Industry."
from insert page in Japan's Bicycle Guide 1951....
12-29-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,421
Posted By Hummer

Part 5. General Trading Companies

On July 8, 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry with four gunboats of the United States Navy and with orders from the US president, entered Edo Bay near Tokyo, Japan.
His mission was to encourage the...
12-28-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,421
Posted By Hummer

Part 4. Korn Ferry Institute

I forgot to assign this as homework yesterday.

Here is a link to "Georgena Terry's Long-Distance Ride", you can read it and see what you think.
...
12-27-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,421
Posted By Hummer

Part 3. The second orthodoxy

Another orthodox idea that has long been present on the vintage enthusiasts bikeforums.net is about a Japanese company: H. Tano and Company.

The idea that has been put forward is that H. Tano and...
12-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,421
Posted By Hummer

Orthodoxy Part 1

Begin the experiment.

I have been a member of bikeforums.net for several years.

In that time I have seen different ideas presented in threads.

These ideas are sometimes repeated or quoted...
12-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 979,650
Posted By Hummer

Hello Albion, the serial number on your...

Hello Albion,

the serial number on your Araya is an Araya serial number, not Bridgestone. In 1977 Araya started to put an "ARY" prefix on their serial numbers. Araya frames built prior to...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,565
Posted By Hummer

The Royal Enfield head badge had artillery, but...

The Royal Enfield head badge had artillery, but it was not the same.

The Holdsworth head badge has some similar element, crown and crossed swords. The rivet holes were also in the same place.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hummer

Hello leedom, welcome to the Bike Forum. ...

Hello leedom,
welcome to the Bike Forum. Australia, the weather must be warm there now. Here I am slipping around on ice and I don't mean the ice from my margarita.

The main clue in...
10-28-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,888
Posted By Hummer

Here is a Sherpa with the serial number M3C168xx....

Here is a Sherpa with the serial number M3C168xx. This Sherpa was originally sold from an in independent bike shop in Alberta....
10-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,395
Posted By Hummer

If I may be so bold, the frame number stamping...

If I may be so bold, the frame number stamping is B0120522. The front of the first two characters was not struck into the frame.

A frame date of 1980 December.

Here is a link to another PFN10...
10-28-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By Hummer

Where to begin? Hmmm. Peugeot frames...

Where to begin? Hmmm.

Peugeot frames manufactured in France for 1983 model year most often had a frame number stamped into the frame and a white label attached to the frame with the bicycle's...
10-26-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 26,490
Posted By Hummer

Mikado brand in Canada

I am not very familiar with this brand name because I do not see very many, Taiwan brand or Canadian brand, in my part of the world.

Some people claim to be familiar with the Canadian Mikado, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Hummer

The serial number format is for Merida of Taiwan....

The serial number format is for Merida of Taiwan. The frame was manufactured in 1989. The year of last Univega frame made by Miyata that I have seen was 1987.
03-30-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Hummer

Hello Sirby, welcome to the forums, your...

Hello Sirby,

welcome to the forums, your photos are here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17284016

I have seen that chainring pattern on some Shelby bicycles. The fork also looks...
03-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,815
Posted By Hummer

TCI is Trans Can Import, a company that still...

TCI is Trans Can Import, a company that still exists. At one time they were a regional distributor of bicycles in western Canada.

...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,054
Posted By Hummer

Koh Samui, Thailand

Recently I went to Koh Samui, Thailand with a couple of freinds. We rented bicycles.

Renting bicycles is interesting. Rental shops are small and can be difficult to find because the shops do...
02-24-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Hummer

From the serial number the frame was manufactured...

From the serial number the frame was manufactured by Raleigh Canada in 1978.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hummer

+1 on Ted Williams. The 228-45912 on the...

+1 on Ted Williams.

The 228-45912 on the head tube is a Sears product number. The other number is the frame manufacturers serial number.

This frame looks repainted.

Here is another...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,846
Posted By Hummer

This serial number is probably from a label taped...

This serial number is probably from a label taped to the frame. This serial number on its own does not contain any date information.
The label serial numbers are mostly in sequential order with...
01-04-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 581,662
Posted By Hummer

These are all Bianchi Super models. The frames...

These are all Bianchi Super models. The frames were made by Tsunoda of Japan.

From the serial numbers, the first letter "M" indicates the year of frame manufacture as 1981. The second letter in...
02-19-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,362
Posted By Hummer

WSI only trademarked the name Centurion in the...

WSI only trademarked the name Centurion in the USA.

https://www.centurion.de/en/about-centurion-bikes/centurion-philosophy-125 ...
01-02-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,585
Posted By Hummer

I have often wondered about this. Shimano:...

I have often wondered about this.

Shimano: fishing reels, index shifting. Fishing reels, index shifting?

Hmmm. Think about it.

Fishing reels release and retrieve fishing line around a...
01-16-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,927
Posted By Hummer

Peugeot made in Canada by ProCycle. The serial...

Peugeot made in Canada by ProCycle. The serial number format and location are Procycle.

Procycle serial: number B=1991, J=September. Procycle avoids the letter "I" as a character in their...
12-21-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 55,850
Posted By Hummer

https://c7.staticflickr.com/7/6105/6316231038_a91b...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/7/6105/6316231038_a91b642ba1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aC9kr9)Gios Torino (https://flic.kr/p/aC9kr9) by David Folch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidfolch/), on Flickr
...
03-27-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,816
Posted By Hummer

Colours of the 1987 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton...

Colours of the 1987 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers.
02-09-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 55,850
Posted By Hummer

Medici 77cm

Found this picture. Medici 77cm.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/timandmegan/15104297791/in/photostream/

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5572/15104297791_8f40effdab_b.jpg
01-25-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 219,815
Posted By Hummer

Hi dougb, thanks for posting the pictures...

Hi dougb,

thanks for posting the pictures and the serial number.

I have taken a look at the pictures of you bicycle and the serial number. As RaleighSport has stated this bicycle is from the...
09-28-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 55,850
Posted By Hummer

1982 Apollo Prestige. Frame made by Kuwahara. ...

1982 Apollo Prestige. Frame made by Kuwahara. 27 inch frame and 27 inch wheels (just to increase the stand over height).
479886

Nice to ride, but the dismounts were difficult for me.
12-16-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 979,650
Posted By Hummer

Alright boys and girls it is mountain bike time. ...

Alright boys and girls it is mountain bike time. I think that most of the people who follow this forum are road bike people . . . oh well.

Here is a 1983 Bushwhacker frame with a Kawamura...
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