How do you read a Trek bike 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. This full string of characters is the bike serial number.
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 the numbers mean on Trek bikes?
Trek used to have numbered series of bicycles. The first digit indicated which series. 1X00, 2X00, and 5X00 were road bikes. 3X00, 4X00, 6X00, and 8X00 were mountain bikes. 7X00 were hybrids.
How do I tell what size my Trek bike is?
Trek frame size used to be measured by the length of the seat tube. But modern mountain bike geometry is based on reach, not seat tube length. Alpha sizing is simpler and helps you find the right fit by the measurement that matters most.
How do I register my stolen bike?
File a police report. If you can, go into your local precinct and make an officer come and take a report. Get them engaged in your situation! Make sure your bike is registered on Bike Index and any local registry in your community that might exist.
How do I know if my bike is chromoly?
A chromoly bike may have a sticker on the seat tube from the tube manufacturer be it Reynolds, Tange or Columbus. Tube shape may also vary on higher end frames (my chromoly HT has a triangle top tube and oval down tube). A Hi-Ten frame will mirror the fashion of when the bike was made.
How can you tell if a Schwinn bike is vintage?
Look for the serial number on the lower head tube (right above the wheel on the front of the bike) for Schwinns produced between 1970 and 1979. Those produced after these dates will usually have a serial number stamped on the bottom bracket shell (the rear axle hanger holding the wheel in place).
How do you make sure a bike is not stolen?
“Make sure to always lock up the rear wheel along with the frame.” For those who are extra-cautious, it might be a good idea to use two locks: a classic U-lock for the bike frame, and a chain or cable lock that can be threaded through both wheels. Location is also super important.