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Can anyone help me identify this bike from 2002?

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Asked by: Mark Wardwell

How can I tell what model my bike is?

The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet. Turn your bike upside down and record the number. If there is no serial number near the cranks, you should check other common places including the front headset or rear stays.

How can you tell what year a motorcycle is?

The 10th character in the 17-character VIN represents the vehicle model-year. This standard applies to vehicles built in or after 1981.

How do I identify a road bike?

What Is a Road Bike?

  1. Very lightweight frame, wheels and components.
  2. A drop (curled) handlebar, though some have a flat bar like a mountain bike.
  3. Narrow wheels and tires.
  4. A composite (carbon fiber) front fork.
  5. No front or rear suspension.
  6. Men’s and women’s styles and a wide range of sizes.

What old bicycles are worth money?

The most valuable vintage bicycles

Vintage bicycle Copake Auction selling price
c. 1890 “The Rochester” $23,000
1937 Elgin Bluebird $17,250
C. 1960 Bowden “Spacelander” $13,800
C. 1870’s child’s boneshaker $7,020

How long is a bicycle serial number?

between 6 and 10 digits long

A bicycle serial number often referred to as a bike frame number, is a unique sequence of numbers typically between 6 and 10 digits long. Almost every bike manufacturer stamps a unique frame number onto the bikes they produce[1]. Occasionally before the serial number, there may be a couple of letters.

How long is a serial number?

How many characters make up a serial number differs greatly, depending on the manufacturer, product, and model. Most serial numbers have at least six or seven characters, and some serial numbers have twenty or more. Some manufactures (e.g., Acer) may have both a serial number and an SNID on their devices.

What year is my bicycle by VIN?

Each manufacturer has their own identification system. But the first numbers usually indicate the year, and then month of manufacture. And the remaining numbers indicate the specific ID of that bike. The best way to read a bicycle serial number is to search the web for “[brand name] bike serial number decoder”.

Which VIN digit is the year?

10th character

The 10th character of the VIN indicates the model year.

How do I decode a motorcycle VIN?

What Information Can You Decode with a Motorcycle VIN Decoder?

  1. Model year.
  2. Model trim.
  3. Engine size.
  4. Transmission type.
  5. Location of production (factory and country)
  6. Production sequence number.
  7. Manufacturer.

What makes a bike a road bike?

Road bicycles are designed to be ridden fast on smooth pavement. They have smooth, skinny tires and “drop” handlebars, and can be used for on-road racing. They are usually lighter than other types of bicycles. They can be ridden on paved trails, but most people find them uncomfortable and unstable on unpaved trails.

What makes a road bike a road bike?

Road bicycles are just that, bikes made for efficiently riding on roads. You’ll know a road bike when you see one. It’s characterized by its sleek look, with dropped, curving handlebars, narrow wheels and “skinny” tires, a small seat and lots of cogs, or gears, on the back wheel.

What is the meaning of RD in bike?

Road bikes are bicycles designed to take you as far and as fast as your legs can manage on paved surfaces. The road bike gets its name from the terrain it is designed to be used on – the road.

Is bike frame number same as serial number?

Yes, “serial number” and “frame number” are the same thing. The number on the sticker should match the number on your bike. Depending on the age of your bike, it will be in one of two places. Bikes built before mid-1999 will have the frame number stamped on the driveside dropout.

What is the serial number?

Serial Numbers. A serial number (SN) is a number assigned to each individual product in order to distinguish that product from all others. The serial number is sometimes used only for warranty control and sometimes used for both warranty control and for version control.

How do you read specialized serial numbers?

For bikes, the serial number is located on a sticker on the underside of your toptube and/or downtube as well as on the underside of your bike, underneath the bottom bracket. Specialized serial numbers typically start with the prefix “WSBC,” “WUD,” “STT,” or “STE.”

How do I identify my BMX bike?

A serial number located on a rear dropout. Some BMX bikes and a few Schwinn bicycles place the serial on the rear dropout. On older Schwinns there are numbers stamped on both the drive side and non-drive side rear dropouts; the one on the non-drive side dropout is the serial number.

How do I identify my Schwinn?

Schwinn bicycles are easy to identify by the Schwinn logo displayed on the bike. But you can also look for the serial number to identify an authentic Schwinn bike. The serial number will also indicate when it was made, which can help you estimate the value of the particular Schwinn bike.

How do I know what kind of BMX bike I have?

@Jordan – if you check the bottom bracket, there might be a serial number or other info there etched into the metal. Post a picture and look for any identifying numbers / letters on the frame, and if any of the parts came originally with the bike list what they are if you can.

How do I know what model my KTM is?

To identify the year of a KTM motorcycle look for the 10/11th digit on the frame/vin number. Engine numbers = the first digit will identify the year of manufacture within a decade. for exanple 5 590 12345 could be 1995, , it can be narrowed down using the next three digits which are the model code.

Where is the serial number on a KTM?

Quote from video: This year – KTM has changed from using numbers to letters because it is now 2010. So the easiest way to check your year of your bike is by the VIN number VIN number is on the head stimu mutter cycle.

Where is the VIN on a KTM?

The VIN is found on a sticker on the headstock sleeve of the KTM motorcycle. This is mostly true with models like Duke, EXC, and RC. You may need to turn the front wheel to the left to see it. In some models, you may find the VIN on the side frame rail, under the fuel tank or seat/engine mounting.