[CR]Nagasawa Serial Numbers

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:44:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Nick Zatezalo" <nickzz@mindspring.com>
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Nagasawa Serial Numbers

My road frame that was purchased new from Yellow Jersey in June, 2003 is marked 8807.5 And no it does not have the socket type drop-outs, but the rear is spaced at 130mm.

I doubt it was made in 1988...perhaps the system changed or maybe road, track & keirin have different numbering systems.

Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,Ga.US

Mike, I have a Nagasawa Kirin bike with the serial #8208. Richie Sachs dated it to 1982. Seems the first two numbers are the date. He also looked at pics of the bike which seemed to confirm this assesment. Remember, early ones have regular fork and rear drop out ends and not the "plug" lugs (not sure the correct name is for this style). Best, Eddie Albert Chappaqua, NY, U.S.A.
>>> "airart5@netzero.net" <airart5(AT)netzero.net> 06/13/07 5:01 PM >>> Hello All,

Just wondering if anyone out there knows if there is some sort of sequen ce to Nagasawa serial numbers. I am trying to date a Nagasawa which may be from the late 70s.

Mike Short,
Austin TX.