Serial numbers

placement and deciphering

Deciphering

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What you can and cannot get from a serial 

Some more pointers

  • Although some serial numbers can identify a frame, some require geometry details
  • Serial numbers don't always refer to the year the model was available 
  • In some cases unless your frame has original decals, the fabrication month can be important 
  • In most cases, whether retail or team....all frames had serial numbers or identifying stamps 
  • Errors were made during the stamping process, e.g. character alternatives or even missing