I got an old Fuji Suncrest Mountain bike that has a serial number F1106059. Is it possible to deduce the year of manufacturing based on this?
Perhaps. However, that model name was produced in years:
- 1994-1996 (steel frames)
- 1999-2000 (aluminium frames)
- 2003-2004 (aluminium frames)
So if you compare the components to the specifications for each year, you might find a match.... this assumes that its running original components still, or that you can pick out and ignore the obviously changed parts.