Lightly wipe it off with a rag. Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships — my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on , , , and It is also available as a paperback at. We have running gear, swimwear, accessories. The number leads with a T for Trek? Also, please see my YouTube video How To Find The Model Year Of Your Trek Bike. Sales persons sometimes had difficulty reading.
Bought it at a reputable used bike dealer. These were made late in the year, so they probably were all 1987 models. That particular tubing was used in 1983-84. Trek's first serial number system. Also, please see my YouTube video.
The year designations in the table are approximate; not all of the runs are sequential in time. If there is no serial number there then check places like the headset at the front of the bike or the rear stays. If there is no serial number near the cranks, you should check other common places including the front headset or rear stays. The last letter might be a run designation, with the last two numerals the frame number in that run? I show you the steps I use to find the model year of Trek bikes. This serial number system actually extended through. Simply turn your bike upside down and record the number.
Everybody says they'e going to record their serial number eventually, but if your bike gets stolen before you do and the cops recover it, you'll be really disappointed when you can't get it back because you can't prove it's yours. It might be a way of extending the 5 digit number series by a factor of 26. Our 14,000 sq feet store stocks bikes, clothing, helmets, lights, spares and other equipment. Where else could it be. What brand and model are the wheels, etc.
I can say that the other likely place for a bike serial number to be is on the outside of the left rear dropout where the rear wheel axle slides into the frame. Just remove the plastic cable guide to see the number. Columbus tubing instead of the specified. Hence the change to the sequential system that was. I've just had a chat with a very nice bloke at giant, who says the scenes of crime should have taken the number down after the first theft earlier this year.
Have you measured the seat tube? My serial tells me that its a 1974 tx900 i looked at a few tx900 this bike does not have the same featurers. Sometime's there's a sticker over it, sometimes it's covered in road dirt, but it'll be there! Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers, bike. Properly sized cranks and pedals mean easier pedaling. The fourth characters are 2, 3, 4, and 5, there may be more. B and has eight characters instead of the usual 7 B4. However, you can ask Wiggle if they've kept a record of the frame number or if they've passed it onto Giant sometimes bike shops do this.
I can't tell for sure, but your bike seems to have some word cast into that seat post lug. Since you posted this webpage I expect you to spend your time finding my bike on there for me. Yet again after geeting yp fuzzy eyed I misses something important in the original post. Sean Hickey suggested the first numeral is the year. Hansen can help you read a serial number: Serial Number highlighted with red wax.
Some of these are presented in the 8. I just checked to see if it was a stolen bike and it comes up as one but i know that it isn't and i suspect someone has reported an incorrect number before. In the meantime, we have the results of the serial number decoding project: Serial Number Decoding Project Nearly two hundred Trek owners submitted their frame's specifics to help decode Trek's first serial number system. On some bottom brackets there are two codes: one indicating the maker of the main triangle and the other for the maker of the rear triangle or perhaps the person who cut and shaped the tubing, if not done by the framebuilder. But I was still able to figure out the model year by doing the rest of the research that I outline. This does not apply to the all- numeric.
At least some of these were provided to Trek as. It is likely this 4. These serial numbers have seven characters, in. The record of the assembly runs was documented in a handwritten journal. The best chance at recovering a stolen bicycle is having a registered serial number. Mine is not a road bike, it is a hybrid.