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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:01 pm 
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pleinair37 wrote:
Hi... Who can explain me that : V057 ?

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I think it's a Marin titanium FRS...

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Thank's...

Nobody's can help me ?
I want to be sure it's a Marin team titanium FRS... Frame is in titanium, but I'm not sure it's a Marin ??


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:17 am 
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Great thanks just worked out my team issue although it says team marin on the top tube

M12HA0?117

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:33 am 
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clockd wrote:
Great thanks just worked out my team issue although it says team marin on the top tube

M12HA0?117

:)


Team issue doesn't have rack mounts?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:35 am 
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Yes it does have rack mounts so just a regular team I guess with the wrong number


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:33 pm 
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Can anyone decide my Bobcat Trail?

Code : W94BS0945

Fairly sure it's a. 94.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Benandemu wrote:
I have more answers...

Take my frame number

M74HAB182

The M is the factory.

M is Marvel, F is Fairly and T is Ti sports

7 is the model number. Exclude the Ti bikes and work down the list eg.

1 Team Issue
2 Team Marin
3 Pine Mountain
4 Eldridge grade
5 Bear Valley
6 Muirwoods
7 Palisades Trail
8 Bobcat Trail

4 is the year ending number. That would be 1994.

HA is month and date, but you will need the Enigma machine to decode these. Not really relevant either!

B is the size centre to centre.

A is 14 inches
B is 15.5 inches ( this makes it 17 centre to top)
C is 17 inches
D is 19 inches
E is 20 inches

182 are production numbers that are factory use only, and again require the Enigma machine.



Only recently I've bought a 1994 Team Issue with frame no. F04LA0xxx

F= Fairly factory
0= ???
4= 1994 (I can confirm that)
LA= Month and date, as above
0= ???
xxx= Production numbers, as above

Seems a bit odd, when trying to follow the decoding as suggested, althouh some fit.

Moreover, two more numbers are stamped into the bb shell: "40 03" and "BI-0261". Whatever these mean.

Any ideas?

Best
Thomas


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:59 am 
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Another Marin decoding question. I did read the thread, but I couldn't find anything resembling my frame number.

Marin Eldridge Grade
Frame number: 903030357

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:56 pm 
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That's because your frame is a continental 1989 model, and uses a different method of coding.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:05 am 
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Benandemu wrote:
That's because your frame is a continental 1989 model, and uses a different method of coding.

Thanks, are there much differences between the "normal" model and the contintal model besides the paintjob? This bike came with DX sti's, full LX and Wolber AT18 rims.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:12 am 
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I had the same issue on one of the same year: Asia / US model in fluoro yellow / orange splatter, it had a number similar to yours. It was M550 LX and Wolber AT18s etc too.


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