Keep in mind that these charts are incomplete, and there is a reasonably wide margin of error between serial cutoff dates.
There isn't enough data to claim either option as absolute.
Make a note of where on the BB the number is and its orientation – for example, is it upright or inverted for reading when lifting the front wheel up with the rear wheel still on the ground?
Everything on this web site is (c)2013 VVVintage Vintage Bicycles and may not be used in any way without written permission Here are the years that Raleigh took over various 3-speed companies.
1 ), on the near side (N/S) (left when sitting on the bike) rear drop out, or on the seat tube cluster (saddle pin lug where it usually on the N/S but just sometimes on the back or O/S).
Don’t be fooled by casting numbers, especially on the BB.
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Next to old and valuable pieces – such as the bersagliere’s bicycle dating back to 1900, the racing bike from 1935 equipped with the first ever rod gear branded Campagnolo and used by Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi, the fireman and the baker’s bicycles plus many others – the museum displays some of the most famous and historical jerseys such as the pink jersey worn by Marco Pantani’s when he won the Giro d’Italia in 1998, or the white jersey worn by the super champion Fausto Coppi in the postwar years, or the National team jersey from 1996 and that of the Turin club dedicated to Serse Coppi, Fausto’s brother.
A corner is dedicated to local professional riders, with jerseys worn by Matteo Cravero (now retired) and those of Marco Osella and Miculà Dematteis, both still racing.
On display there are also the jerseys of the world cycling champions Giuseppe Saronni, Stephen Roche, Gianni Bugno and Mario Cipollini as well as many articles and original photos.
1947 437689 P 1948 556894 P 1949 695051 P 1951 151179 T 1952 236530 T 1953 367369 T 1954 566722 T 1955 747951 T 1956 852312 T 1957 872584 T A new numbering system was introduced in 1955, though this ran concurrently with the old one for two years.
The new system involved a second running letter, added to the first, which began at the start of the alphabet.