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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:08 am 
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Yes, they would have known about the coming specs but generally bikes made later in a year are called the following years model. So a a bike made in Nov. of 91 is generally sold as a 92. I bought my 2011 mukuk in Oct. of 2010. So the 92 Attitude is truly a 92 attitude made for 1992 components with a 1992 number of Annn. I'm not sure you're entirely correct on this (not saying I am either).

As far as hex goes, I don't find it likely. I don't know a single mechanical engineer who uses hex. Much more likely is an engineer who uses something like the size of the bike, the date of manufacture and a number (i.e. 20T1193821). That's not to say it isn't hex and so far it hasn't gone outside of the hex number (0-9 & A-F) just that I don't think of mechanical engineers using hex as a likely number base but may have had a computer guy whispering in his ear: "The answer to the world is 2A..2A!"

I used to dream of destroying worlds and evaporating continents...and my life has come to this: Serial numbers. I'm going to hunt a giraffe, I'll probably feel better.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:11 am 
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Guess what kind of engineer I am, and I immediately went to HEX. I'll give you one hint, it's not computer engineering.

Also, there will always be exceptions to ever rule. Left over frames, etc... blah blah blah.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:12 am 
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Start with serial numbers, move on to small appliance repair, and work up to destroyer of worlds


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:13 am 
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mkozaczek wrote:
ez054098 wrote:
20" 1990 Team Attitude BAT4F8 FORKS: 5A5A8
22" 1992 Klein Attitude (Blue), came with rock shox A173


Got any pics???

The XL 1992 seems more like a 1991, #371


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:15 am 
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Here's my two cents:

One 1990 Attitude, KLEIN embossed HS seal, original paint, frame serial number is BAT501 and the serial number of the fork is 5A5D2:
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One 1992 (or maybe 1991?) Attitude that's out for a repaint in HLF, serial number of the frame is AA3 and there's a MAG-21 fork in it:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Wow, no idea they made that many bikes per year.
I guess that dispells any idea that they are "rare".


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Shayne wrote:
Wow, no idea they made that many bikes per year.
I guess that dispells any idea that they are "rare".


They're not rare at all... just very expensive for some (unknown to me) reason. If you have 3000 USD burning a hole in your pocket, an Attitude or Adroit isn't hard to find at all ;-)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:22 pm 
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mine :
Picture of said bike :
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Frame S/N (under BB or rear dropout) : BAT4BC
Fork S/N (on back of dropout) : I have to look…

Fot the year, I'm 99% sure it's a 1990 :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Void(EN12-82) wrote:
Here's my two cents:

One 1990 Attitude, KLEIN embossed HS seal, original paint, frame serial number is BAT501 and the serial number of the fork is 5A5D2:

One 1992 (or maybe 1991?) Attitude that's out for a repaint in HLF, serial number of the frame is AA3 and there's a MAG-21 fork in it:


So your 1990 is a mid year model with the revised headtube, frame #1281 fork #1490

The XS looks to be a very late 1991 frame #2723


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:12 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
mine :
Frame S/N (under BB or rear dropout) : BAT4BC
Fork S/N (on back of dropout) : I have to look…

Fot the year, I'm 99% sure it's a 1990 :wink:


Correct, mid 1990 frame #1212


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