Serial #F401FSC096 with 2140C also stamped on BB housing near serial number
If I understand some of the coding detail I have read
4= Eldridge Grade
F = February
S= second week
096 = 96 in production run
2140C = no idea???
If anyone can confirm that I would appreciate it... My confusion comes from
three sources. 1, the Bikepedia pictures of Eldrige Grade bike in 2001 look nothing like this frame. 2, I saw a similar style frame listed on eBay as "custom built Marin race" 3, I was in my local bike shop having it measured (BB, seat post and derailleur clamp size, seat post tube size) when a older gentlemen (late 50's early 60's) also noted that it looked like a custom built race frame. Having been a racer in the past he said he wanted one a
When they were new but couldn't afford the added cost at the time. When I told hi I was going to build a urban assault/light trail fast attacker he pled with me to just mount frame on wall and cherish it.
The frame does have two "race proven" and a "Marin COMP/ custom butted tubing" decals.
So I am confused a bit... And consumed with curiosity on the origins of this light weight beauty.