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(Don't all cyclists have boxes and boxes of old components in their garage?)Most early Treks (1976 through about 1980) were sold as framesets.
The most likely components to be original are the stem, handlebars, seatpost, and brakes.
The rear derailleur freewheel/cassette and chainwheels are probably the first to be changed on a bike.
The Paramount serial numbers (1970 - 1979)included a production month letter followed by twonumbers indicating production year (79 = 1970, etc.). WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!
The sequence was changed in 1981 when facilities weremoved to Wisconsin, to include the letter "W" followedby a production month letter and several numbers, thefirst two signifying year of production (81 = 1981, etc.). Le Tour (and Super Le Tour)numbers (1978- on) include the letter "S"with year of production (8 = 1978, 0 = 1980). Sting 20" racing bikes have aproduction month letter "T" signifying that it is a tri-ovalframe (with three frame tube ends ovalized). Imported Schwinn serial sequences depend upon countryof origin. "BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
You can see by the pictures that it is a schwinn gt discovery..like I said...cannot locate this bike online anywhere.
[Atom] [Brooks] [Campagnolo] [Dia-Compe and Weinmann] [Huret] [Maillard] [Normandy] [Nitto] [SR (Sakae)] [Sachs-Huret] [Shimano] [Strong] [Sansin] [Sunshine] [Sun Tour (Maeda)] [Sugino] [Tange] [Williams] [Dancing Chain] [Saddles]The date of manufacture of a bicycle's components can often be used to determine the date of manufacture of the bike itself.
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'what a ride! Live as if you'll die today." Here's the scoop on 82 and older Schwinn's Schwinn's 1982 and older had two letters, first one is the month and the second is the year, then it is followed by five or six numbers which is the sequence number. Its first two serial numbers are KG according to the seller. So either Ken C is wrong, or the lady read the letters wrong. I can't clearly read the first 2 didgits in the SN#. K It arrived today and i was hoping to submit b4 and after piks of this rare bike while i build it up again.
First letter: A = January B = February C = March D = April E = May F = June G = July H = August J = September K = October L = November M = December Second letter: A = 1965B = 1966C = 1967D = 1968E = 1969F = 1970G = 1971H = 1972J = 1973K = 1974L = 1975M = 1976N = 1977P = 1978Q = 1979R = 1980S = 1981T = 1982 some bikes in 81 & 82 are different There may be an issue with the serial numbers, perhaps. I'm trying to ID a Schwinn Sting for a friend and I'm a little lost. The problem is that it looks slighty different from the original catalog pik i have so im not sure of the year now.. Serial# is 2kbxm00238 â€¢ â€¢ Hi i was lucky as hell and was able to purchase a RARE Schwinn Azreal frame from the U. Perhaps there is another number that I overlooked somewhere else on the bike but I looked all over and believe this is the only number.
At least it would be the earliest date that the bike could have been made.
Of course, all this assumes the bike has the original component.
Fueled by this first realization, and with the help of other bike folks, Larry and I have sorted out other codes (a project still ongoing).Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating