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Before I moved to California, I converted an '80s Huffy road bike to a single speed, and chronicled the project on Icrontic. Before the single speed, I owned a 2005 Specialized Allez Sport road bike, which set the bar pretty high.I couldn't just go out to Wal-Mart and pick up some POS bike, and bikes are popular enough out here that even on Craiglist, a decent ride will cost more than my unemployed self can afford.This clearly is when the component was made and not when the bike was made, but unless the component or bike manufacturer had lots of stock lying around in inventory, the date should be a fairly good indication of the year of the bike.At least it would be the earliest date that the bike could have been made.My original road bike: title="Specialized Allez Sport by ghoosdum, on Flickr" Eventually, I found a local e Bay seller who had some mountain bikes for sale at reasonable prices, and he offered "local pickup only" - I scored a '90s Mongoose MTB for , the starting bid.It was well used and kind of rusty, but a cheap ride.

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A few of the bikes were purchased by me, or for me, new, including the brown 1971 Schwinn Super Sport, the Trek 750, the Univega 700FS, and the Trek 850 (for one of my sons).The rest have been acquired used, primarily at garage sales.Bike technology, of course, changes, but nowhere near as fast as computer technology.[Atom] [Brooks] [Campagnolo] [Dia-Compe and Weinmann] [Huret] [Maillard] [Normandy] [Nitto] [SR (Sakae)] [Sachs-Huret] [Shimano] [Strong] [Sansin] [Sunshine] [Sun Tour (Maeda)] [Sugino] [Tange] [Williams] [Dancing Chain] [Saddles]The date of manufacture of a bicycle's components can often be used to determine the date of manufacture of the bike itself.Some bike parts have a date code cast or stamped into the piece.As the wear on a vintage bike increases, the greater the likelihood components are not original, either through replacement of worn parts or through component swaps.

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