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#76 2007-12-10 11:48am

kikaz
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Re: GT Serial number decoding

If someone could answer this:  s/n S7FY16281  AND s/n WYA8G00826.
These (2) s/n #'s are my current projects, but do not understand how to interpret the s/n #. 
Looking for some assistance.  One is a VFR (I believe), but the other I am not sure which model(?).
Neither had any stickers, they came from a police auction.

Is there a "CLEAN" method of posting ALL variations of the s/n's for GT/DYNO?  Seems like a redundant question.  This may be the Holy Grail form some people.

Thank You for any assistance provided.


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#77 2007-12-10 8:40pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

hello i have a chrome gt dyno air, serial number YC96110418 can you tell me the year

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#78 2007-12-21 11:31pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Ok here are my two GT serial numbers

93 Interceptor (original decals) 06924005  I [It may have been made in 92 but it has the 93 decals]
84? Junior? (no decals) 3841442  and a separate 2 [It has bologna cut and GT 4130 stamped in it]


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#79 2007-12-22 7:41pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Yeah Hobbes it was in June 92, but it has the 93 decals. The 92 had these huge downtube decals that said Interceptor.
The 93s had the GT wings on the down tube and the interceptor near the seat post on the top tube.
So by the time this hit the bike shop it was the 93 model.

I'm just guessing its a Jr from its size. Havent measured the top tube but its around 17 inches.
Im pretty sure the mini didnt have any holes on the rear dropouts and came with a euro bb.
From this thread I'm guessing all the Interceptors and Mach Ones had "I" or "M" stamp. This only has a "2"

This also must have been the year they added the hole in the forks. These forks have a front brake hole my 1982 forks dont have it.


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#80 2007-12-24 4:56pm

kikaz
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Re: GT Serial number decoding

If someone could answer this:  s/n S7FY16281  AND s/n WYA8G00826.
These (2) s/n #'s are my current projects, but do not understand how to interpret the s/n #.
Looking for some assistance.  One is a VFR (I believe), but the other I am not sure which model(?).
Neither had any stickers, they came from a police auction.

Is there a "CLEAN" method of posting ALL variations of the s/n's for GT/DYNO?  Seems like a redundant question.  This may be the Holy Grail form some people.

Thank You for any assistance provided.


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                .                                     _l<,_            ..                  ..                ...             ..                   ......
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#81 2007-12-24 11:02pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

kikaz wrote:

If someone could answer this:  s/n S7FY16281  AND s/n WYA8G00826.
These (2) s/n #'s are my current projects, but do not understand how to interpret the s/n #.
Looking for some assistance.  One is a VFR (I believe), but the other I am not sure which model(?).
Neither had any stickers, they came from a police auction.

Is there a "CLEAN" method of posting ALL variations of the s/n's for GT/DYNO?  Seems like a redundant question.  This may be the Holy Grail form some people.

Thank You for any assistance provided.

the s7 s/n should be a 97.  i have a 96 vfr and nitro.  both start s6.  you can download the 97 catalog here...

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=10354

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#82 2008-01-05 8:06pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

ggallin wrote:

how about this sn G5E6624

Hey ggallin, I have the the first serial # as you. Mine is ser# is G5D0499 located on the BB. I know its a 85 Mach One with T.T of 18 1/2 and has 3 holes on the rear drops
I assume it reads:

    G= G.T  (not sure if G.T  is correct) sounds logical

    5= 1985

    D= April

    0499= Bike made.

Skinny is this correct?  How do you tell if it was U.S.A. made?  Anybody??

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#83 2008-01-16 12:47am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

I'm not smart enough to figure out my serial number. It's a chromoly GT Pro cruiser 24. Serial on BB: SODY13051.

Can anyone decipher it? Much appreciated.


Number 1 in the hood, G

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#84 2008-01-23 1:21am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Hey all,

  I'm a little confused on the serial number issue. I read the article on how to identify GT serial numbers and according to it, my GT was produced in Dec. of '93 (#12930744). But I saw one of Garys bikes, a 24 inch cruiser like mine, that is listed as a "1989 GT 24" Complete", when its serial number is #08932824, which would make it a Aug. of '93 production. Is the title of his picture wrong, or am I misunderstanding the serial number article? Also, if mine actually is a '93 production, would it have been made in Santa Ana? The stickers all say Santa Ana, but they could have been put on later just to make it seem like a Santa Ana era model. I will be adding pix soon, so any help on this issues would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx,

~Bearz~

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#85 2008-01-23 9:24am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

hey every1..just new to the site....
my cousin was gonna bin a bmx he said was an old GT.. been looking at various pics looks like it could be a GT pro performer...found what look like a serial no. o under side of BB.. its reads
B303I0798... any ideas people....

then i can start the restoration....

been looking further round on the site...the bike looks very similar to some of Dyno/Gt Vertigo also...so maybe its Dyno serical No.?

cheers...steve

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#86 2008-01-24 8:23am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

I have two GT bike. Here are the serial numbers.

5X1161 "baseball"
G5H02292

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#87 2008-01-24 7:47pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

northern8019 wrote:

been looking further round on the site...the bike looks very similar to some of Dyno/Gt Vertigo also...so maybe its Dyno serical No.?

any ideas again...cheers

doesn't sound like a gt serial, but you never know.  can you post a picture of it?

welcome to the site!

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#88 2008-01-24 7:48pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Nuwati wrote:

I have two GT bike. Here are the serial numbers.

5X1161 "baseball"
G5H02292

how about some pics to help us out.

welcome to the site

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#89 2008-01-25 5:49am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Hi all,

   This is an update to my previous post on the 23rd about the GT serial number issue. Since I didn't get any replies to my post, I did a little digging and found a phone number on the net for GT, well Pacific Cycle actually. Schwinn bought GT in the late 90's, then Pacific Cycle bought Schwinn in '01, along with Dyno, Mongoose and several other brands. Anyway,  I got a hold of a guy named Sean Walters who was one of the production supervisors in the Santa Ana shop in '93-'94 and then at the Huntington shop. He also worked there with Greg Swingrover...the owner of Crupi and BMX Hall of Famer. He was an awesome guy to talk to and gave me a lot of history about GT's early days in the garage where they started. He also answered my questions about the serial number on the 24' cruiser I just bought. He basically validated the article on here about how to read the GT serial numbers. But he also added that any GT with the GT logo and serial # stamped on the rear dropouts were made here in the USA and any with a serial# on the bottom of the bottom bracket, were made overseas. . I wanted to be sure that the GT I just bought was aactually a Santa Ana because I had no way of knowing if it or the decals on it were authentic, even though they said "Santa Ana". I figured that probably anyone could slap some Santa Ana stickers on it and call it one, but he verified that it was produced in '93 and was sold in ’94 as a “Pro XL 24†  Santa Ana model by the serial number. Now that I know, I asked him if he had any catalogs for '94 so that I could see what it came stock with so that I can start getting parts to restore it. He said he would see what he could do, but couldn't promise anything because they may not have a catalog from 14 years ago. Anyway, just thought I would let you all know that the article submitted by lovethegoose was correct and that you might want to take a look at it to see if it can help you figure out your serial number questions.

   Thanx for the info lovethegoose!! Maybe you can forward that article to Gary and tell him his “1989 GT 24" Complete† is actually an August of ’93 “Pro XL 24† model smile)

~Bearz~

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#90 2008-01-25 7:38am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Thanks for the welcome. I think I submitted some photos to the Museum. I Uploaded some photos, but I have not seen them yet. The two GT bikes are Mach Ones one of which I have had for 23 years.The other I am not so sure about it's age.

Matt

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#91 2008-01-25 9:41am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Here are the two GTs

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh167/Nuwati/Bike002.jpg

Serial # 5X1161 (Baseball)
This was a Christmas present.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh167/Nuwati/Bike003.jpg

Serial # G5H02292


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#92 2008-02-25 2:08pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Need help IDing this one, it's a performer - Not sure if Pro, Serial number is G5J08299.  Please help!!! :-)


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#93 2008-03-11 12:10pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

OK MR.GOOSE HERE IS ONE THAT HAS STOPED ME IN MY TRAX. THE BADGE ON THE HEAD TUBE IS WELDED ON WITH LOWER CASE OLD ENGLISH gt AND THE S/N# IS GTT-0208S(ON THE BOTTOM BRACKET. IS IT REALLY A GT CAUSE THATS THE ONLY MARKING ON THE FRAME, THE THREDLESS FORKS ARE STAMPED WITH THE LOGO SO WAS THE STEM AND THE HANDLE BARS..O YEA IT ALSO HAS 14mm DROP OUTS...I KNOW ITS NOT OLD SCHOOL BUT CAN YOU SHED SOME LIGHT MY WAY...THANKS


I HURT MY SELF TODAY, TO SEE IF I STILL FEEL...ACTUALY I FORGOT TO TENSION THE CHAIN......


You know damn well that neither of us knows what the hell you are talking about.

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#94 2008-03-11 4:55pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Nuwati wrote:

Here are the two GTs

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh16 … ike002.jpg

Serial # 5X1161 (Baseball)
This was a Christmas present.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh16 … ike003.jpg

Serial # G5H02292


Matt

They are probably 85s. The top ones # is strange.


Can you ever really have enough GT's?

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#95 2008-03-11 5:02pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

If people are wanting to know how to tell if your bike is made in Santa Ana or Huntington Beach just look at the rear dropout. If
the serial # is located there then your bike is made in the USA. If theres initials next to it like FS,PE,XL,24,M1,then those stand for the model of bike it is and they stamped those initials only in Santa Ana. The round GT logo stickers on the 90s bmxs all said Santa Ana but the serial # is the only way to tell. Everything on LovetheGooses description of how to read dates is acurate.

Last edited by djd93306 (2008-03-11 6:36pm)


Can you ever really have enough GT's?

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#96 2008-03-11 8:46pm

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

pitnobean wrote:

I have a powerlite but I dont know what year it is or the model . but I have pictures and the serial number .  Yc96060834 ... It still has the decals but have no idea if it is what it says . PLEASE HELP !!!!!  or contact me at my email . ruelaspinto@yahoo.com

Its a 96.


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#97 2008-03-20 5:45am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

How about G5D0196
Thanks in advance


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#98 2008-03-20 8:19am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

Looks like an 85 serial #.


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#99 2008-03-20 8:21am

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Re: GT Serial number decoding

northern8019 wrote:

been looking further round on the site...the bike looks very similar to some of Dyno/Gt Vertigo also...so maybe its Dyno serical No.?

any ideas again...cheers

Need pics.


Can you ever really have enough GT's?

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#100 2008-04-06 8:32pm

bob bauman
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Re: GT Serial number decoding

ok i'v been reading all of this & not sure yet so is this a 1994 ? YC94082484

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z92/coronet_500/bob007.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z92/coronet_500/bob006.jpg

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