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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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What brand/year/make is this road bike?

This is a mystery frame that I got and built with a lot of spare parts I had. Can someone help we identify it? Also the rims are 700c.
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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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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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Can you identify this Sachs hub?

I recently picked this up along with a couple of old wheels. I don't know it's age or history. I've only got as far as identifying it as a Sachs. There are no other markings apart from the logo ...
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What kind of gear shifter is this? Single lever

I have this old bike that I'm taking a look at (ie oiling and whatnot) for a friend. The bike is old (maybe 20 years old), with this type of a gear shifter for front derailleur: It has a single lever/...
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Help me ID this bike

I purchased an old bike and I can't quite find out which brand and model it is. I know it has an Aluminium Kinesis frame , which is pretty light . The bike weights about 9,5kg with the bottle holders ...
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What bike have I bought?

Can anybody help me identify this bike? It's a Claud Butler with Reynolds 531 steel - that's all I know.
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How to estimate price of an old CrMo frame?

So it happened. My old good CrMo friend got hit by a car and the blow was heavy enough to affect the whole frame. Now the car driver is expected to pay back the expenses but I am not sure how to ...
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Can you help me identify this bike?

I'm planning to buy this bike that the owner claims is a bike from 1940's with all original parts except the seat. I'm going to purchase this for $70 CDN, if you guys could help me identify the bike ...
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Help to find the history of my 1900's Armstrong cycle :)

Pretty new to the whole vintage bike thing so would love a bit of help finding the history of the bike I bought in Walthamstow, London, last year. It's marked to be an Armstrong Cycle, Birmingham, ...
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takhion-esque track frame identification!

I thinking on buying this very lightweight track frame that is very similar in looks to those beautiful takhion pursuit frames from the urss 80's. I was told that brazilian cycling federation bought ...
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Another mysterious frame identification

I've got another mystery at my hands. This time this 26.6mm seatpost (although i'm not with a paquimeter on my hands, a 26.8mm one almost fits is), italian thread bb. By scratching the dropouts I ...
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What year etc is this Specialized Epic Comp?

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/year my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike or just wait. The only information I got now is ...
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2 questions: What bike is this? Also is this front wheel too big?

I found this bike one morning near my house and figured I'd bring it home to work on it/restore it. But I have no idea what make/model/year it is and I come asking for help. I can make out the word "...
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What model/year is this bike? [duplicate]

bike http://images.craigslist.org/01010_iSEhT1sECUO_600x450.jpg What model/year is this bike? I was wondering because the owner of the bike does not know! Thank you :D
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What model is this Bottecchia bike?

I'm trying to find a decent racing bike for my next triathlon (on the cheap). I saw this bike on Craigslist with no information about the model or features. Can anyone help me figure out what bike ...
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Serial number & Head badge issues

I have a vintage Schwinn Traveler made approximately 1985. I have been trying to learn more about the bike through the serial number and head badge. However I can't seem to find difinitive ...
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What exactly are Quest bikes?

My wife has about 10-15 years old, but very rarely used (thus in quite good condition) bike with a large "Quest" label in place, where all other bikes has its brand name. By reading all the labels on ...
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What year is this Specialized Stumpjumper FSR?

I'm interested in buying this, but was curious as to what year the frame is? Any help would be much appreciated.
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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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Frame manufacturer?

I'd like to know the manufacturer of this aluminium MTB frame. It's serial number starts with the letters "AF". Any ideas?
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COSMOS road bike? Identify my frame

it is a vintage Cosmos World Champion road bike. Frame height is 57 cm / 22.44 inches (measured from the center of the crankshaft to the seatpost). Frame uses Columbus tubing. Components: Selle ...
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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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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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Could someone help me identify this bike?

I would much appreciate it if someone could help me identify this bike? The decals says Viner, but I think the bike is from a different manufacture. Here are some images:
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Does this bike count as antique?

I found this bike. The front wheel is ruined. Back is normal, but I can replace it if it worth. It have 5 gears. It have no serial number under BB. So here my questions: 1. Can anyone tell when ...
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unknown make model and year

enter image description here! Can someone please help me identify this frame? I have tried searching the net for same lugs design but I can not find anything that is similar to the lugs of this frame....
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Trying to figure out the Brand/Make of this bicycle?

Got this from a friend hand-me-down style. Got some work to do on it to make her roadworthy. But it's been painted, and I can't see a logo or name on it anywhere. Steel Metal Frame. That's about all ...
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Help to identify this bicycle, please

Need to identify this cool bike in hopes to restore it. Serial # M3 G2058 Decals read: GT 4130 CRO MO, and TEAM on one It appears to have been Chrome with decals and since painted over? Thanks to ...
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Barn Bicycle Find Information appreciated

I am seeking information on this bicycle found in our farm shed. The bike is blue with very thin white stripes. There is a serial number on the top of the bike where the seat attaches. It is 4E8736 ...
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What kind of Huffy is it?

Before it got taken apart and striped down it said HUFFY. Trying to find out what kind/year, thinking of making a custom with it.
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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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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 is the men's version of Trek Lexa SLX

Trek used to make only "WSD" versions of the same model names sold "for men." But things aren't that simple anymore! What's the men's version of the Lexa SLX?
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How can I identify if my 'Cinelli' frame is real & what model it is?

I bought a road bike off ebay. Which is supposedly a Cinelli from the early 90s / late 80s. How can I identify the model?
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What brand is this vintage bicycle?

![It says 'T' and under it ''Made in Austria'' in the English language, which I find strange1 How do I identify this bicycle? I couldn't find online any manufacturer from Austria called merely 'T'.
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what make and model is this bike please?

Please help me identify this bike, I have looked in a multitude of places and come up with nothing. It looks to be a beach cruiser.
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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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Who Made my Bike?

Pictures of bike: http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/Space_Scumbag/media/My%20Bike/P8290052_zps195adaa1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2 So I've had this bike for many years now, and I'm finally selling it ...
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Please help me identify my bike

I have recently bought a house and found this bike in the garage. I'm currently thinking of giving it a full service, but I'm not a super expert on it and therefore I'd maybe like to take it to a shop....
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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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Help Identify This Bike

This bike was given to me from a elderly lady who no longer wished to own it. Other than a columbia I have no idea what year or model. There seems to be no serial numbers from which I can see on the ...
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Serial numbers on bottom bracket housing from a 50s era Schwinn?

Can someone please explain what these three numbers mean on the pedal crank housing? I believe this to be the pedal crank housing from a 1956 Spitfire Ladies Bike. The Schwinn Serial reads M0D502 (...
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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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Can you help identify this bike?

I have been given this bike and am trying to find out more about it - I can't find anything on the bike that tells me it's make etc - any ideas would be very welcome.
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Can you identify this cheap single speed bike?

Is it worth $250? Seller says he bought it for $350 from a bike shop. It's got no visible decals from the pictures...
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Can anyone help me identify this bike?

Frame number (bottom bracket) MC9008 1987 Cruiser style,26" rims
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Help identify this frame

I'm not sure what brand this is at all. Any help would be much appreciated. I've tried looking up the serial but i am unsure what the last serial number is. It appears to be a "b" or "6" but I am ...
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Can someone help identify my bike frame?

I needed to replace my old fixie frame with something lighter, and with a standard BB shell. So I came across this one online. The seller bought it off a friend who stripped and painted it, so any ...
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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 ...