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Questions looking for help with brand or model identification of a cycle. You MUST include a photograph of the complete bike. The serial number on its own is not enough to identify a bike.

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Why shouldn't I care what model/make/year my bicycle is?

We often get questions on bicycles.stackexchange about identifying a bicycles manufacturer, model, make, and year. Often these questions are downvoted or closed -- usually with a comment attached to ...
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How can I tell what year my bike was made?

This is a canonical question that will hopefully encompass all of the questions we get asking us to determine what year a bicycle was manufactured (how old is my bike, how old is my frame, etc.). Each ...
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What is the purpose of a serial number?

It seems like pretty much everywhere I look, serial numbers can't do the things that it seems they should be able to do. They can't help people figure out what bike they have. They can't help at all ...
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What is this frame feature for?

I have a Kinesis Tripster ATR. The drive-side seat stay has a lug on it whose purpose I can't work out: There's no such feature on the other seat stay. What is it for?
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I need help identifying this "Mystery Bike" (could possibly be a real ferrari?)

New UPDATES below!!! Good day to everyone, So i have this really old bike. I don't know its brand and model. The paint is still stock, and it has a Ferrari sticker with the name "Michael ...
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Identify old bicycle w/locking steering column?

Pulled this bike out of an old shed on a property we just purchased. Believe it to be an aluminum frame but was more intrigued with the locking steering column. The badge is not on it; can anyone tell ...
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Ivanhoe ladies with wooden rims, wooden rear fender, wooden chain guard

Attic find, any thought as to age, options not on a stock bike, value range.
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Name that frame! (Likely Japanese, likely made in 1986, with known serial number, likely a Bianchi)

(This post was substanically edited/updated on 5/8/14.) I have a bike frame of unknown lineage. What is known: The serial number under the bottom bracket is IS513786. This fits with the serial ...
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Restoring an old xUSSR bicycle for commuting... Feasible? Silly?

I've got a very old bicycle from the xUSSR days in my garage (outside UK atm). I'm not sure what year / model it is, to be honest... I've been commuting to work (8.5 miles each way) almost every day ...
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What kind of bike do I have

I just bought this Peugeot and having a hard time finding out what year and model it is. Can you please assist and help me. I think the third pic is the serial number: Y71241711.
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Trying to identify vintage English bike maker

I’m trying to figure out the maker of my great grandmothers bike thanks for any help
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Please help identify my 1940's (?) Tandem Bicycle

Please help me identify this tandem bicycle. Here's what I know: I'm pretty sure it's not a Schwinn, as all Schwinn bikes had straight frames without curves. From what I can tell, Hawthorne used ...
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Help Identifying this bike frame

I recently bought this bike from a non bike person who didn't know anything about it. I've looked at thousands of pictures and hundreds of websites and I cannot find this frame. So, that means it is ...
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Is this a puncture protection thing?

I got a vintage bike to commute with (I wanted a heavy one for the exercise) and I was hoping for a flat so I would have an excuse to spend money on a puncture resistant street tire to replace the ...
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Vintage road bike with scratched-up bird logo

I recently bought this old road bike to fix up, but I haven't been able to identify it, as the brand stickers are partly scratched out.
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Can someone help identify my vintage bike frame?

I don't know a lot about bikes and bought this frame about 5 years ago in Montreal. It was repainted and looks like an old touring frame. It is very light steel, very low (close to the ground), doesn'...
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Can anyone tell me what bike logo this is? Cant seem to find it

Help!!! Please and thank you.!
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Where can I find out more about this bike with a spoke-less back wheel?

I saw this really cool, very unusual type of bike which does not use spokes for the back tire. Can you please tell me if you are experienced and interested in such bikes how can I find one of those ...
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What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?

I have been searching for a while, and I cannot find any information on my rear u-brake. It has served me well for many years (10+), and has a surprising amount of force. It's stronger than any ...
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What is this skip-tooth bike?

What kind of bike is this? What type of seat did it have? I only found a number stamped under the crank: 1620
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Can any one tell me what make and model this bike is? Stolen today

It's my bike which was stolen today, only image I have of it. Please, need for the police and insurance...
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Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?

This is my bike from the 1970's and now 49 years later I would love to start looking for another one. I do not know the brand. Can anyone help?
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What make/brand is this bike marked "Challenger" and "Resistance"?

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/make my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike. All I can tell from looking around my bike are ...
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Identify this late 1980s Peugeot

I bought this bike off Ebay in Germany. The previous owner said his father owned it. What year and exact model is it? There is "Paris" written on the frame. I looked through the German ...
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Found at an Estate sale [closed]

I have an opportunity to buy this bicycle. No idea what it is or what its worth. Any help would be appreciated
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Can you help identify this classy, German-built city bike?

I rode this bike in Germany in the summer and it was great. I'd like to buy it but I didn't write down the brand, model, or anything. I just remember that it said on the frame, quite proudly, that ...
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Would like to identify a late 80s/early 90s lo-pro bicycle's manufacturer and tube type

I just purchased this bike locally in Southern California and thought it would be straightforward to identify but I've asked around and no one seems to know. The specs are: Lugged steel (fork crown ...
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Identify this shaft driven bike for me

I can't identify the manufacturer nor the year it was produced. It has a serial number on the frame, just above the front fork, something like 93042829 or so what (peculiarity: the numbers are ...
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Knowing what bicycle frame material I have

I have a bicycle frame that's really heavy. It's a mountain bike frame with shocks, so I decided to replace the entire frame with a city bike aluminum frame(I only use the bike if I have to pick up/...
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How old is this rear steer skip tooth tandem?

How old is this Tandem Rear Steer Skip tooth ??
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Bicycle trailer for a standing passenger?

Have you seen a bicycle trailer for a standing passenger? I came across the following image on Pinterest but cannot locate the source. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/453737731186785705/
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ID a funky (old?) very distinctive bike

This bike I found on a Brazilian mountain bike Instagram page, they caption it as a bow and arrow with wheels. Anyone ever seen this strange looking beauty before? I can't quite tell but it might be ...
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What model of bike does Alicia Vikander use in Tomb Raider (2018)?

Does anyone recognise this model of bike? It has some stickers/decals with fictional logos, but I couldn't find any brands/marks on the bike itself (more images): Note: The fox tail and paint can are ...
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I need help to identify this bike

This is my mother in law's bicycle from when she was a child. While cleaning out a lean-to on the back forty I found this bike inside. I was hoping to give her a bike that is identical to hers that ...
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Road bike identification: these lugs look familiar to anyone?

Found this cleaning out a recently passed relative's garage. No markings or labels but looks nice. These lugs look familiar to anyone? Thanks!
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I have a bicycle that is yet to have been identified by anyone

It's a five speed with a Nervar crankset The rear derailleur is a Huret Allivet The single friction shifter lever is located on the downtube Remnants of a "Made in France" sticker cling to ...
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Identify this hub (similar to a Sturmey Archer rear internal gear hub w/ drum brake)

I recently came across the auction of an old Gazelle city bike. It is equipped with rear internal gear hub with drum brake which looks like Sturmey Archer 3 gear hub. But this hub has two shifting ...
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Strange logo on the frame

I just bought this bike, but it seems like the frame is not Bianchi, all marks and texts are stickers. Also, there are quite a few logos on the frame. Does anyone know which frame this is? Thanks!
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Neighm my bicycle [closed]

I recently saw a very interesting motorized bicycle on the internet and was hoping someone could help me identify it. If it helps, here's the serial number: Thanks!
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Help Identifying Italian track frame

Hi I would like to know the maker of this bike I brought back from my stay in Italy. It has been repainted, It isn't the original fork, and the serial located on the top of th bb is :1148591 Any clue ?...
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Can anyone help me identify this vintage road frame that has been repainted?

Thanks for taking a look for me!
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Help identifying MTB frame

Apologies making ANOTHER one of these threads...Anyhows: Bought a bike third hand, frame has been stripped and painted. Trying to find make & model so I can get some offset bushings for the shock. ...
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Does anyone recognize this titanium frame?

I bought this titanium frame some time ago. No markings, only the serial number on the bottom bracket. The 84 probably stands for 1984 as the bike was fitted with Campy's 50th Anniversary gruppo. The ...
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Can anyone identify the model/year of this Montgomery Ward bicycle?

Can anyone identify this Montgomery Ward bicycle? The only markings I've found are pictured. .
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What is this BMX brand logo?

I bought the a new bike at the local BMX shop but what brand is this logo? I don't have any idea.
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Identify bike manufacturer using the number 1857 and is made in England

I have an Abeni badged track bike but the frame appears quite old. I am trying to ID the manufacturer. I purchased it from an estate and the family said it had been in storage for about 20 years. ...
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What model of rear brake caliper do I need?

This old beater bike is missing one part. The front rotor and caliper are there. But the rear caliper is missing. What model of rear caliper do I need? If you are able to identify the model (...
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Can you identify this vintage Moor MTB

I've recently acquired this bike: The Moor brand seems to be coming from Denmark. However, the SFMK CSCM sticker seems to be referring tot the "Suisse Motorbike and Bicycle Union". The bike was ...
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Strange handle on the left side of Winora Youkatan 12 pro

There is a strange handle (lever) on the left side of my new E-bike (Winora Youkatan 12 pro). It looks similar to the brake or gear shifter, and it is connected to the cable that goes somewhere (...
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Identification of roadbike frame

On a magazine i saw a bike with a magnificent frame. I would love to know what model it is. Maybe someone can help me.
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