How Do You Read A Trek Serial Number

What do Trek numbers mean?

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How do you read a bike serial number?

Each manufacturer has their own identification system. But the first numbers usually indicate the year, and then month of manufacture. And the remaining numbers indicate the specific ID of that bike. The best way to read a bicycle serial number is to search the web for “[brand name] bike serial number decoder”.

Where is Trek serial number?

You can find the bike serial number on the underside of the bicycle frame, near the bottom bracket. Look for a sticker containing a barcode. This sticker will also contain a string of letters and numbers, many beginning with WTU.

What does a bike frame number look like?

Frame numbers are usually 6-12 characters long codes, combining numbers and letters. A modern standard number consists of 2 letters followed by 7 digits, but this often varies, especially with older pieces.

How can you tell a fake bike frame?

Counterfeit frames lack a serial number on the bottom of the frame or have a sequence starting with letters, like “GK.” Many fake Venge or Tarmac frames have the serial number WSBC604292544K.

What do bike serial numbers mean?

The obvious starting point to find the date a bike was made is the serial number. Serial numbers are stamped onto the bike during the manufacturing process. They are a useful tool in helping recover bikes after theft and also to establish the model. The good news is most bikes have them.

What do the numbers on a bike mean?

Bikes generally have 1, 3, 18, 21, 24, or 27 speeds. (10- and 15-speeds are obsolete and you don’t see them on new bikes anymore.) Lower numbers are the low gears, and higher numbers are the high gears. First gear is a low gear.

How many digits is a bike serial number?

What is a bicycle serial number? Most (but not all) bicycles have a serial number. They’re usually referred to as a bicycle serial number, but also at times called a “frame number.” They are stamped onto the frame of a bike and range from six to ten digits long.

Where can I find Trek frame size?

Use the “sizing & fit” link at the top of any product page to find the size that’s best for you. If you fall across two sizes or have questions about the bikes size that will best suit you, see the expert fit technicians at your local retailer.

What year was the Trek 820 made?

Trek 820 was first released in 1987. There have been numerous models since including 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2020 with the specifications changing nearly every year.