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Identify this bike please

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Asked by: Kimberly Martin

How do I identify my bike?

Each bike has a unique serial number which helps identify that particular bike. Record the serial number of your bike, which is usually stamped underneath the bottom bracket of the frame. Other places it could be located are the chain stays, headset or seat tube.

How do I identify a bike by its serial number?

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”.

What is my bike frame model?

Most bicycles have a frame number stamped into the metal under the bottom bracket. If it’s a carbon frame, the number will be etched into the surface or displayed on a sticker. Occasionally, the frame number will be on the inside of the chain stay or on the down tube or top tube.

What is my bike size?

Fitness And Hybrid Bike Size Chart

Rider Height Suggested Frame Size
Feet and Inches Centimeters Inches
5′ 1″ – 5′ 5″ 155 – 165 15 – 16
5′ 5″ – 5′ 9″ 165 – 175 17 – 18
5′ 9″ – 6′ 0″ 175 – 183 19 – 20

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 long is a bike serial number?

six to ten digits

Most (but not all) bicycles have a serial number. They’re usually referred to as a bicycle serial number, but also at times called a “frame number.” They are stamped onto the frame of a bike and range from six to ten digits long.

What is bike frame number?

A bike frame number, also known as a serial number, is a unique identifier. It’s important to record it when you get a new bike as a proof of ownership – for cycle insurance, manufacturer warranties, property databases and the police – to help should the worst happen.

How do I tell what year my bike is?

Indeed, please check your bike’s registration certificate (RC). It will have the date of manufacturing which is normally month and year. If you don’t have the RC then it may be complicated. You will have to look for the engine and chassis number engraved on the bike.

How long is a serial number?

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. However, usually either number would work when calling technical support.

Is frame number 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 are the different types of bike frames?

There are basically four main types of bike frame materials from which to choose: carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, and steel.

How do you read a serial number?

The 1st three numbers of your serial number will always provide your manufacture date. The 1st number is the YEAR of manufacture; the 2nd & 3rd numbers indicate the MONTH of manufacture.

Can you track serial numbers?

Serial numbers and lot numbers are tracked using barcode technology and software. With barcoding, lot numbers can be recognized when received, shipped or both, enabling products to be tracked & traced throughout the supply chain.

Can I look up a product by serial number?

Using the Serial Number



Once you have your product’s serial number in hand, you can often use it to see if the product is covered by a warranty or extended service plan, if the product has been recalled and to see other information about the product.

How do I tell what year my bike is?

Indeed, please check your bike’s registration certificate (RC). It will have the date of manufacturing which is normally month and year. If you don’t have the RC then it may be complicated. You will have to look for the engine and chassis number engraved on the bike.

Do police still mark bikes?

You can normally have your bike marked at police anti-theft bike marking events so the police can check your bike on their database if it gets stolen. If this is not be possible you can still register your bike with Bike Register free of charge or pay for a marking kit.

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.

How long is a serial number?

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. However, usually either number would work when calling technical support.

How can you tell a fake bike frame?

Counterfeit frames lack a serial number on the bottom of the frame or have a sequence starting with letters, like “GK.” Many fake Venge or Tarmac frames have the serial number WSBC604292544K.