Questions tagged [identify-this-bike]

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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How do you tell what brand/make/model of bike I have? [closed]

I have a bike I'm trying to sell because it's just been sitting in my basement. It looks as if someone primered it and the only thing I found was a serial number. Is there like a website I can look up ...
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What model/make are this Freewheel and Freehub?

I am in the process of overhauling my old Motobécane racing bike and I'd like to replace the freewheel, if reasonable. However, there is no indication of who made it (the bike shop couldn't help) and ...
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What make and model is this MTB with no decal (pictured)?

My second hand MTB frame has no decal on it. To me it looks like a downhill frame. I was told it's an Orange but now that I look at it I don't know how to tell. The serial number is JSG0111.
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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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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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Is this bike suitable for a male

Is this bike suitable for men?
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Just bought a vintage Sprinter Gran Touring, where to find info?

just picked up a vintage bicycle for C$75 and want to use it as a project bike. I'm curious before I start exactly what bike it is. The bike has the brand Sprinter and it says Gran Touring on the top ...
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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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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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can anyone help i.d. this bike?

I can not find any numbers on frame, only the crown on tank.
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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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Were the 1970s bikes from Motoconfort the same as those from Motobecane?

I've got something called a Le Champion from Motoconfort dated to the 1970s which, aside from the different decals, is indistinguishable to me from Le Champion models from that era from Motobecane (...
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Identify my Motobécane racing bike

I bought a Motobécane last year (pics below), and now that the bottom bracket is broken, I really need to know the model of the bike, to help me change that piece. It would also be helpful if someone ...
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Rear-steer tandem with middle child saddle

I saw a bike for hire in France, and I'd like to track down more details on it or something similar. Unfortunately the hire logos covered the manufacturer logos and the bike was locked up to others (...
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Does anyone know what kind of bike this is?

I found this bicycle a while back and have been planning on either fixing it up (if it's worth it) or selling it. All I have, really, is the frame. I haven't been able to find out exactly what it is ...
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What bmx logo brand is this?

What bmx logo brand is this ? It has a lower case b or upside down p and a right-side up p in the shape of a rocket.
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Is this a real vintage Bianchi Strada?

I'm contemplating whether or not to buy a Bianchi vintage mixte bike. I was told that it's a 1986 Bianch Strada but I have never seen a serial number like this: 51027563 (all numbers no letters). ...
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Help identifying a 1980s Shimano 600 road bike

Under the bottom bracket is a plastic piece with Raleigh on it. It has mavic ma40 wheels, cinelli handlebars, Shimano 600 2x6 gears, it weighs exactly 10kg (EDIT: without chain, derailleurs and front ...
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Is KCP a trustable bicycles Brand? [duplicate]

I recently found a second-hand bike that looks interesting, but the brand is KCP, and even with a lot of search, I'm not able to find any result about it. You can find below a picture and a link to ...
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How to tell what BMX frame I have?

How can I determine what kind of BMX frame I have if I there no decals on the bike when I got it? I got it from my dad who found the frame and we put it together, but I am clueless as to what brand or ...