Question: How do I tell what year my Raleigh bike is?

For Raleigh bikes, you would often notice both the model and the year the bike was made. You can see the serial numbers on the side of the seat lug, front of the seat lug, or even in the bottom bracket. The serial number is the easiest way to determine the age of your Raleigh bike and the vintage Raleigh bike value.

Where is the serial number on an old Raleigh bike?

The serial number is located on the underside of the frame where the pedals and crank arms attach. You most likely will need to flip your bike over. Look for a string of letters and numbers.

How do I read my Raleigh serial number?

Serial numbers should begin with a W, which stands for Worksop, the facility that produced these frames. This is followed by another alphabet. This alphabet indicates the fortnight in which the frame was built (i.e. A = 1st fortnight, B = 2nd, etc.). The third character is always a numeral.

How can I tell how old my Giant bike is?

Check the serial number under your bottom bracket. A part of it might be the manufacturer year.

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