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What brand/model frame is this?

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Asked by: John Torres

How do I identify my bike frame?

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.

How do I know what model trek I have?

Look for a sticker containing a barcode. This sticker will also contain a string of letters and numbers, many beginning with WTU. This full string of characters is the bike serial number.

What is frame model bike?

A bicycle frame is the main component of a bicycle, onto which wheels and other components are fitted. The modern and most common frame design for an upright bicycle is based on the safety bicycle, and consists of two triangles: a main triangle and a paired rear triangle. This is known as the diamond frame.

What does a bike serial number tell you?

A bicycle serial number is a unique number allocated to your bike by the manufacturer. It helps the manufacturer and bike shops with inventory, making it easier to match compatible parts to that bike. Each manufacturer has their own identification system.

Where is the serial number on a bike frame?

The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet.

How does a serial number look like?

Despite the name, a serial number often contains letters and numbers. 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.

How do you decode a Trek bike serial number?

Sean Hickey suggested the first numeral is the year of manufacture, and the letter is the month of the year (A – L). This is confirmed by serial numbers that were submitted by other Trek owners. If there are two letters after the year numeral, the first is the month. The second runs from A through at least Y.

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 Trek is?

Quote from video: So I know that my bike is from 1980 or 81. And it's either for 12 or for 14. Well.

What are the types of bike frames?

Generally speaking, there are four main options: aluminum, carbon fiber, titanium, and steel. Each has its pros and cons, but depending on your budget and intended use, we can help you find the right choice.

How do I identify a Haro frame?

Generally, the year was stamped as the first part of the serial number. For example my 1989 Haro Invert has a serial number H8808XXX. The second two digits – the number (88) refers to the year – 1988 and the month of build is referenced as 08 for August. The serial number below can be read in the same way.

How long are bike serial numbers?

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.

Do bike serial numbers have letters?

Some letters in serial numbers are ambiguous and can be easily confused: O/0, 1/I, 2/Z, 5/S, 8/B. If you are not sure about a particular letter, enter in both versions of the serial number. Some bicycles have more than one serial number on the frame.

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.”

Is bike serial number on receipt?

Protect Your Beloved Bike

The serial number is also located on your bike usually near the bottom. Double check the number prior to registration. You should always hold onto your original purchase receipts to provide proof of ownership.

How long are bike serial numbers?

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 does a 20 inch bicycle mean?

So when we talk about kids bike sizes in terms of 14, 16, 20 or 24, those numbers indicate the diameter of the wheels on the bike in inches.

How do I decode Schwinn serial numbers?

The first letter still represents the month the bike was produced, and the second letter now represents the year. For example, a serial number starting with AA means it was made in January 1965, BA corresponds to February 1965, CC corresponds to March 1967, and so on.

Are older Schwinn bikes worth anything?

In excellent condition, vintage Schwinn bikes can be worth thousands of dollars. In rough shape, they may still be worth several hundred.

What is the rarest Schwinn bike?

The Grey Ghost is the rarest of all the bikes produced in the legendary Schwinn Krate series. Similar to the Cotton Picker, the Grey Ghost never sold very well, and therefore was only produced for one year.