My father wants to sell his bike, which he does not ride. Isaac designed new lugs and a new bottom bracket shell for Trek. My bike was locked up outside from approximately 9pm till 1pm. This does not apply to the all-numeric serial number form that began in late 1980. The Quick, Sport, and Triplecross were triple- butted cromoly.
At least some of these were provided to Trek as 'frames only'. I went through each of the data sheets until I came to the 2001 tech sheet. However, this model did not appear in any of the Trek brochures on this site. But I was still able to figure out the model year by doing the rest of the research that I outline. Trek used different colors and components and models to match local preferences. The serial number on a repainted frame that was not first stripped, may disappear under the new paint. .
In the 50 M and N serial numbers that have been sent in by owners, the year numbers go from 0 through 9. Trek Kevin Tita graciously provided a copy of the journal for this web site. He said a tiny percentage of the small number of bikes that the police do recover are ever returned to the owner. The last letter might be a run designation, with the last two numerals the frame number in that run? Mirraco Pelham I haven't used it. It begins with G and another letter e. The serial number on a repainted frame that was not first stripped, may disappear under the new paint. This number also was stamped on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell.
The numbers submitted are in the range of 401000000 to 440000000. My serial tells me that its a 1974 tx900 i looked at a few tx900 this bike does not have the same featurers. Thanks, Rob, for the information. From the geometries, they all appear to be custom frames. Trek used this form of serial number leading O 'oh' for their custom-made 950 frames. Consumer Contact Trek at 800 373-4594 from 8 a. Celebrating 25 Years Hoffman Bikes and Mat Hoffman are blasting into 25 years! Hansen can help you read a serial number: Serial Number highlighted with red wax.
The fourth characters are 2, 3, 4, and 5, there may be more. This journal information is summarized by year in Table I. About Trek model year 2013 Madone bicycles, model numbers 5. If it has a colorwrap, the bike is probably from 1982. Unfortunatly, they only had brochures up to 1995. This form of serial number appears to have been used during the period 1987 to 93. Our thanks to Rich Ferguson, Fred Gomez, and Chris Tank.
Sean Hickey suggested the first numeral is the year of manufacture, and the letter is the month of the year A - L. Perhaps it was just left blank? The bikes are labelled in no particular fashion other than this: in the case of the imports, part of the number refers to the factory, but not size or year. The remaining six characters are typical. Another small mystery; for now we'll call it a 310. Incidental information, including dates and comments on the frames, appears sporadically through the journal.
The table contains information from 1976 through 2005. Clean the area well, and use lots of light at various angles. Miyata was also one of the first producers of motorcycles in Japan under the name Asahi. Just remove the plastic cable guide to see the number. Had I known it was somewhat of a collector's item, I would have donated it to someone into old bikes, rather than hauled it off to the landfill.
I have included a photo of the results from my bike. Model 950 frames were not made in 1975, 76, or 77, but only in 1980, 81, or 82, according to the brochures. Three leading O 950 frames have been reported that contain unlikely year codes of 5, 6 and 7. A second serial number is 81765. I can spend all the time wondering the web to find your page, but even though you pointed us the excellent detailed resource vintage-trek. For the 1983 Model 400, it appears Trek used three sources for their frames or complete bikes. Did anyone ever figure this out? At some time late in each year generally September or October frames were built for then painted with colors for the next model year.
The year is imperative to re-ordering. The year digit is the fourth character in the number. The remaining six characters are typical. Still think that having an 8 stamped on the frame is the best way to prove the bike was made this year though. According to the brochures, Trek did not make 41X and 61X bikes or frames during 76, 77, 78, and 79 and also not in 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, or 89.
The number is under the plastic cable guide attached to the bottom of the bottom bracket shell. If you have a frame that is stamped 8 as the first number there is no way the bike could. I started looking through the rest of the specs. If you look at , you should be able to figure out which bike is yours. By the 80's if it was clamp-on, it was a sign of very cheap models and most frames had braze-ons for all cables, with multiple bottle and accessory bosses depending on style and use. It does have a serial number in the place you. That, and if you know anyone who needs a bike.