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An example would be 'G0181' and equates to "Giant, January, 1981".of build 1 thru 365, the 4th (last digit) is the last number in the year. If you are not sure which decade the bike is from, check the parts and graphics on the bike to the pictures in the catalog pages.Serial numbers were under the bottom hanger bracket until 1952 when they were moved to the left rear dropout. Several different numbering systems were used and sometimes the same numbers were reused in different years. Most bicycles have their serial number engraved beneath their bottom bracket, but sometimes serial numbers are found in other places.This was used to keep the physical year of production, for example 'X9' -- December of 1979, with the model year of the remainder of the production for that model -- 1980.This could also work for January back to a previous year.Gene from web site provided this great info on figuring out your old trusty Schwinn; Schwinn Bike Dating After 1965, Schwinn serial number sequences, while appearing to beconfusing on first sight, follow several general rules.
The 1979 Chicago built Le Tour and Super Le Tour models had their Serial Numbers on the left rear axle hanger and began with an 'S', followed by the standard letter/number scheme.
Bicycles from Japan will have Serial Numbers located on the left, rear axle hanger, on the bottom bracket shell or on the lower section of the headlug.
The number will have a production month letter in either the first or second position and a production year number in the other (first or second) position. For some Japanese built Schwinns the headbadge will have a 4-digit stamping that represents the assembly date and consists of the ordinal day and the last digit of the year (2456 decodes to the 245th day of 1976 or 1986 -- use decals and components to determine the decade).
Note: This scheme is for all Chicago built non-Paramount models excluding 1962-1963 Superiors, 1964-1969 Super Sports and 1968 S/S Tourers (whose Serial Numbers are located on the left rear axle hanger and consist of a single letter code for the month [again, skip "I" and "O"], the last digit of the year and a 3-digit sequential build number -- e.g.
'K6018' is the 18th frame built in October of 1966).
The Paramount serial numbers (1970 - 1979)included a production month letter followed by twonumbers indicating production year (79 = 1970, etc.). WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!