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04-08-21, 08:38 PM
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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: 316
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...
04-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,060
Posted By Hummer

I have seen this format and location of serial...

I have seen this format and location of serial number before on USA Nishiki bicycles.

The first and last characters on this frame were not struck cleanly. I would suggest that the serial number...
03-25-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,371
Posted By Hummer

I know this thread is a little old, but I...

I know this thread is a little old, but I rediscovered an article by Bruce Goett from Bicycletta (onlnie magazine?).
It sheds some more light on Sherpa and RMB. Read the sections on Derek Bailey,...
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Hummer

I have seen Fair Lady and Lil Chik models from...

I have seen Fair Lady and Lil Chik models from 1987 clearly marked as being made in Japan and with Panasonic format serial numbers. The format of the serial number for your bicycle is missing the...
03-10-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,091
Posted By Hummer

Hello fadhly29, I am sorry but I am not...

Hello fadhly29,

I am sorry but I am not familiar with that format of serial number. A picture of the serial number stamping and its location on the bicycle may help, but I am not hopeful about...
01-23-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,060
Posted By Hummer

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

Hello Markbobb,

welcome to the forum. I have seen that format of serial number before and it was found on Nishiki models from New Zealand. The two models of Nishiki that I have seen from New...
01-23-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,060
Posted By Hummer

Hi eclps, The serial number is probably...

Hi eclps,

The serial number is probably under the down tube or lower backside of the seat tube. It may be difficult to see because the paint is thick.

The paint style is not uncommon for 1990.
01-23-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,060
Posted By Hummer

Hi Guy, I know this reply is a little late. ...

Hi Guy,
I know this reply is a little late.

...
01-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,060
Posted By Hummer

Try this thread on Sentinel. ...

Try this thread on Sentinel.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/87000-sentinel-grand-touring-what-really.html
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Hummer

Oh! I missed the International model. It has...

Oh! I missed the International model. It has the right paint scheme.
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Hummer

Hello Alj10571 , yes, the serial number is...

Hello Alj10571 ,

yes, the serial number is consistent with some Nishiki models. The frame was manufactured in 1990, month 03, in Taiwan.

I have seen Prestige model frames that are similar,...
01-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By Hummer

Hello Rexirae, welcome to the forums. ...

Hello Rexirae,

welcome to the forums.

Your Raleigh frame was manufactured in 1981 by Matsushˇta/National of Japan.

The 1981 Raleigh Gran Sport model had a dark blue colour, with a...
01-07-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

I have already discussed Japan's Bicycle...

I have already discussed Japan's Bicycle Guide(JBG). Go to Part 6 of my series of posts. I already described the 1951, 1952 and 1956 JBG advertisements of H. Tano and Company. There is a picture...
01-06-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Very good. You have done some actual research. ...

Very good. You have done some actual research.

I have seen the pictures of this bicycle before.

Yes, the person that made the post said the bicycle is Tano.
I have seen nothing on the bicycle...
01-05-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 10. Conclusion

What can members conclude from all the information presented?

With absolute certainty not very much.

What is needed to resolve this with more certainty is someone fluent in Japanese to review...
01-04-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

You have misrepresented what I said in my post. ...

You have misrepresented what I said in my post.

First, In your statement 3:

I postulated no such thing.

In my post there was a caveat: " if you follow member T-Mar's reasoning as stated...
01-04-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

This thread is about the repeating of unverified...

This thread is about the repeating of unverified information.
This thread is not about the author of the idea that H. Tano and Company manufactured bicycles, reportedly.

In Part 3. of this...
01-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 9. Raleigh(USA) bicycle manufacturer

Let's see what we have so far.

For H. Tano and Company manufactured bicycles:

Lawrence M. Fisher article of the Korn Ferry Institute,
H.Tano and Company advertisements in 1951 and 1952 Japan's...
01-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
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...
12-31-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 7. Centurion of Germany

In 1976, long after the Roman centurions left Germania, a Centurion brand name bicycle began to be marketed in Germany. Part of Western States Imports?

There is an interesting discussion of the...
12-30-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
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: 8,864
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: 8,864
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: 8,864
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 2. The first orthodoxy

One of the orthodox ideas that exists has to do with date encoding within a serial number of a Japanese frame manufacturer.

This in itself is not very important but it demonstrates that once an...
12-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
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: 2,390
Views: 808,060
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...
12-16-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,060
Posted By Hummer

Hello Ciprian, your Ultra Pro may be a...

Hello Ciprian,

your Ultra Pro may be a European model. The serial number looks like a Danish VIN, except it does not have a letter at the end. If it is a Danish VIN then the letter at the end...
12-16-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Hummer

As markk900 indicated above it is a 1999 model...

As markk900 indicated above it is a 1999 model year.
12-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 428,584
Posted By Hummer

I would suggest that the serial number reads as...

I would suggest that the serial number reads as F2J24735, as opposed to F2024735. The first number 2, after the F, for the year of frame manufacture 1982 and the J meaning some point within that...
12-12-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 139,594
Posted By Hummer

Hello holla005, I do not know if anyone...

Hello holla005,
I do not know if anyone responded to your request for a date for a bicycle.
From the serial number the date of frame manufacture is X=1973 and 5=May.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
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: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Hummer

The serial number stamping on the bottom bracket...

The serial number stamping on the bottom bracket is Cleveland Welding. Murray manufactured their own frames and had different serial numbers.

If you want to date a CWC serial number read this by...
Replies: 8
Views: 813
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...
12-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,091
Posted By Hummer

Hello motiheal, This is a fair question. ...

Hello motiheal,

This is a fair question. There is a lot of misinformation that is put out as factual, when the "information" is at best a guess, or worse a complete fabrication.

I have a...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Hummer

The frame looks very much like Cleveland Welding....

The frame looks very much like Cleveland Welding. Cleveland welding made some bicycles for Western Auto Stores, the Western Flyer.

I have seen exactly the same chain guard on a Western Flyer.
12-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,091
Posted By Hummer

The model name of the subject bicycle is Invincia.

The model name of the subject bicycle is Invincia.
Replies: 34
Views: 5,120
Posted By Hummer

@motiheal...

@motiheal (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/motiheal-72153.html)



The model name of the subject bicycle is Invincia, not Excelsior.

In 1986 the MSRP was $379.95, and was second from the...
11-09-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Hummer

Do not beat yourself up. I have looked at a lot...

Do not beat yourself up. I have looked at a lot of serial number stampings. Many frame manufacturing plants at some point have poorly or incorrectly stamped serial numbers.

I know what the...
10-31-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Hummer

The frame serial number is for Hodaka of Taiwan. ...

The frame serial number is for Hodaka of Taiwan. As stated previously, year of manufacture 1991.
10-31-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Hummer

Pcampeau, These are links to Raleigh's...

Pcampeau,

These are links to Raleigh's with 1985 manufacture date serial numbers. One Competition model, no Prestige....
10-28-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Hummer

Japanese alright. The name is in English. ...

Japanese alright. The name is in English.

Google "Cycle Life Style".

cycle mumbreeze: Cycle Life Style (http://cyclemumbreeze.blogspot.com/2009/07/cycle-life-style.html)
10-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Hummer

In the serial number the first digit is the year...

In the serial number the first digit is the year of frame manufacture, the second character (a letter) is usually for the month in that year.
The sequence of letters used for the month are not...
10-28-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Hummer

Hello xxslayerxx , welcome to the Bike...

Hello xxslayerxx ,

welcome to the Bike Forum.

From the serial number the frame of your Le Tour was made in 1981.

Here is a link to some Schwinn catalogs that may help: ...
10-28-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Hummer

Hello 57cruiser and welcome to the Bike Forum. ...

Hello 57cruiser and welcome to the Bike Forum.

I see that you are from Alberta, Canada. Your Hiawatha was probably from MacLeods stores, but you might have a Hiawatha from Gambles Department store...
10-28-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,371
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: 1,067
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: 1,863
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, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Hummer

Hello Stormy85, the serial number is a...

Hello Stormy85,

the serial number is a Danish VIN. BT = Taarnby A/s the distributor of Nishiki at the time. The U at the end is for the year, 1981.

I have seen one other Nishiki with a Danish...
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