Serial Frame Number IDeas?

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Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby sunho » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:20 pm

Love picking up other people's junk!
Weird, Oakley never made frames (roadbike frames :grin:)
Yet, this one has OAKLEY on it...
Nice lime green, will weigh it when i get my scales from China (estimated 20 business days... more like a year)

Serial: K8N5041
K: Factory?
8:"8" signified 198"8" and if tange i think it should be from taiwan (Giant Bicycle Factory?)
N: Fortnight of manufacture? 14x2 = 28th week = July?
5041: model?
Just guessing based on the centurion codes...

Tubing: Tange I am led to believe? Fork has "Tange 8.1" on it
Seatpost: 26.6
Componentry (seems original) Exage 500 which puts it 90-94?

No idea of the branding which is what i want to know...

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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby bicyclepassion » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:18 pm

Kuwahara?
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:55 pm

Same number sequence as the bike in this thread. Also a green bike.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=58393
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby scratchman » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:17 pm

sunho wrote:Weird, Oakley never made frames
Yet, this one has OAKLEY on it...
Nice lime green, will weigh it when i get my scales from China (estimated 20 business days... more like a year)

I have a bike branded Oakley, also you can buy a nice digital weighing device ( has a hook ) from Tandy for a low price, will weigh in either metric or imperial too, good for bike parts 8)
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:30 pm

Kawamura possibly. Tange #5 PG .Won't be light but probably solid.
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby sunho » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:03 am

Thanks lots a steel bikes. Seems similar although I don't think either of them are miyatas.

Scratch man, do you know the history of Oakley branded bike frames? I didn't think they existed?!

Bb, kuwamura?
Tange 5 was what I was thinking. However I am pleasantly surprised by the light weight. Either that or I'm getting stronger which I doubt!
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:52 pm

sunho wrote:Bb, kuwamura?



http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&tbo=d&s ... _qf.&cad=b



sunho wrote:Tange 5 was what I was thinking. However I am pleasantly surprised by the light weight. Either that or I'm getting stronger which I doubt!


Whats the bare frame weight and size measured Cto C?
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby sunho » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:31 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishiki_(bicycle )
just did some quick skim reading,

it should be LLNNNNN if it was a kawamura (Nishiki) bike.
where L is a letter, N is a numeral

i shall weigh it soon~
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby drubie » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:48 pm

Anything that starts letter-number-letter and is asian I always assume is centurion/diamondback (from whatever that factory was anyway)
http://sheldonbrown.com/centurion/index.html

I have a europa that has that numbering scheme, tange 5 PG tubing, not the lightest thing in the world but well made and lovely to ride.
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby scratchman » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:42 pm

sunho wrote:Scratch man, do you know the history of Oakley branded bike frames? I didn't think they existed?!


no idea, sorry, but I'll check the serial number and get a pic up on here
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby scratchman » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:27 am

here's a couple pics of my frame
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby scratchman » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:28 am

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serial number is GH805731
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Re: Serial Frame Number IDeas?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:44 am

That is a Giant built Superlite frame. serial says so and so does the semi filled drive side drop out. Cro Mo 3 main tubes, hi ten stays ,and an ugly unicrown fork. probably weighs a good 2.5 kg bare too
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