The model and year of production was also coded by a letter, so you won't be able to spot a two digit month and two digit year.
Schwinn advertisements and catalogs of the past provide a colorful, fun and informative history of vintage Schwinn models.
There's nothing like the look of stainless steel." /22-Series with Stainless Lugs and Stays - in Intense Red - Front View22-Series with Stainless Lugs and Stays - in Intense Red.
This Road Sport design is perfect for the performance rider looking for a long distance steed. Waterford 22-Series Artisan Rando Bike - complete includes stainless lugs and BB, S& S Couplers, 57mm reach brake compatibility.
It may also be possible to date your bicycle from its frame number which on early models is usually located underneath the seat lug, under the saddle.
This only applies to a genuine Raleigh, not to other makes.
If the number starts with a K, the frame was made by Kinesis.
That's the only one I remember off the top of my head.
On some bottom brackets there are two codes: one indicating the maker of the main triangle and the other for the maker of the rear triangle or perhaps the person who cut and shaped the tubing, if not done by the framebuilder.They seem to reflect only the number of machines produced whilst each letter was in use. 1925 A1 1925 B34181 1926/27 B56536 1929 E15693 1930 G94785 1933 L84682 1934 T93945 1934 U14540 1935 W71147 1936 W93161 1937 Y184552 Raleigh Bicycles Post Second War - 1966 --------------------------------------- After the war, Raleigh began adding letters after the running number series which restarted when a new letter was used.1947 437689 P 1948 556894 P 1949 695051 P 1951 151179 T 1952 236530 T 1953 367369 T 1954 566722 T 1955 747951 T 1956 852312 T 1957 872584 T A new numbering system was introduced in 1955, though this ran concurrently with the old one for two years.The other place Trek (or their subcontractors) stamped the SN is at the lower end of the seat tube.Many early Trek bottom bracket shells have a one or two letter code stamped separately from the serial number.
Everything on this web site is (c)2013 VVVintage Vintage Bicycles and may not be used in any way without written permission Here are the years that Raleigh took over various 3-speed companies.