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How Do You Tell What Year My Diamondback Bike Is?

FAQs Jackson Bowman August 16, 2022

It varies, but in most cases the first 2-3 digits are letters identifying the factory that made it. The next 2-4 digits are in the Rule Numbers indicating the date of manufacture. So 0312 would be December 2003. Any bike shop could help here too.

How do you date a Diamondback bike?

For Japanese Koizumi Diamond Back BMX frames, the year is the first number found on the serial number. Check out our Japanese/Koizumi guide for more information. On Diamond Back Taiwanese Fairly made BMX frames, the year is the second number in the serial number after the letter F.

How do you read a Diamondback serial number?

The serial number is located on the underside of the frame where the pedals and crank arms are attached. Most likely you will have to turn your bike over. Look for a series of letters and numbers. The serial number is usually in the format U161K0123456 or DAY16A123456.

Can you tell the year of a bike by the serial number?

Each manufacturer has its own identification system. But the first digits usually indicate the year and then the month of manufacture. And the remaining numbers indicate the specific ID of that bike.

How do you find out what year a bike was made?

How can I tell what model my bike is?

When was my Colt Diamondback made?

Where are Diamondback bicycles made?

Today, most Diamondback bicycles are made by Kinesis Industries, a Taiwan-based company with a factory in China that specializes in frames and forks.

Where is the serial number on a bike?

Most serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two cranks meet. Turn your bike upside down and write down the number. If there is no serial number near the cranks, you should check other common places, including the front headset or rear stays.

How do I identify my BMX frame?

@Jordan – If you check the bottom bracket, there may be a serial number or other information engraved into the metal. Post a picture and look for identifying numbers/letters on the frame and if any of the parts originally came with the bike list what they are if you can.

What does a serial code look like?

Sometimes abbreviated as a serial number, SN, S/N, or SNID, a serial number is a unique number used for identification and inventory purposes.

How many numbers are on a bike serial number?

Most (but not all) bikes have a serial number. They are usually referred to as a bike serial number, but sometimes also as a “frame number”. They are stamped onto the frame of a bicycle and are six to ten digits long.

References:

  1. https://oldschoolbmx.uk/diamond-back-bmx-frame-identifier/
  2. https://www.diamondback.com/faq
  3. https://thebestbikelock.com/bike-serial-number/
  4. https://ebikepursuits.com/6-ways-to-find-the-age-of-your-bicycle/
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTekpNq9wCc
  6. https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Colt_Diamondback
  7. https://www.sportsrec.com/396715-who-manufactures-diamondback-bicycles.html
  8. https://dps.usc.edu/services/bikes/serial/
  9. https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/14236/how-to-tell-what-bmx-frame-i-have
  10. https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/serinumb.htm
  11. https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/darlingdowns/2019/08/06/locating-and-recording-bicycle-serial-numbers/

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