How Do You Read A Trek Bike Serial Number?

How do I know what model my Specialized bike is?

You will need the serial number to register.

For bikes, the serial number is located on a sticker on the underside of your toptube and/or downtube as well as on the underside of your bike, underneath the bottom bracket.

Specialized serial numbers typically start with the prefix “WSBC,” “WUD,” “STT,” or “STE.”.

How do you find the serial number on a bike frame?

Finding a bicycle serial numberThe bottom bracket (where serial numbers are typically located) is circled.A serial number on the underside of a bottom bracket.Another serial number beneath the bottom bracket, aligned parallel to the frame.Rad Power bikes have their serial number on the head tube.More items…

How do I look up a VIN number?

On most passenger cars, you may find the VIN number on the front of the dashboard on the driver’s side. The best way to see it is to look through the windshield from outside the car. You may also find the VIN number on the driver’s side door pillar.

How long 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.

How do you decode a VIN number?

How to decode a VIN?Digits 1 through 3 combined is the WMI, (World Manufacturer Identifier).Digits 4 through 8 represent the vehicle descriptor section.Digit 9 is a check digit.Digits 10 through 17 is the Vehicle Identifier Section.The 11th digit is the manufacturer’s plant code.More items…•

How do you read a bike serial number?

Most bicycle serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet. Simply turn your bike upside down and record the number. If there is no serial number there then check places like the headset at the front of the bike or the rear stays.

How do I tell what year my bike is?

The tenth digit in the VIN signifies the year the motor vehicle was manufactured. This digit can be either alphabetic or numeric. The following chart identifies the model years of motor vehicles manufactured from the year 1980 until the year 2039.

Where do I find my bike model number?

The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet. Turn your bike upside down and record the number. If there is no serial number near the cranks, you should check other common places including the front headset or rear stays.

How do I find my engine number?

The engine number is found on the body of the car’s engine. Car manufacturers ensure that the number is clearly visible. It is imprinted on a metal sticker and placed in such a way that it is easy to see when you open the hood.

What is the difference between Trek SL and SLR?

The SLR has a Trek’s 700 grade carbon that is slightly lighter and stronger. The SL has 500 grade carbon. All the other components are the same, wheels, drivetrain, etc.

Where is the serial number on a Trek bike?

You can find the bike serial number on the underside of the bicycle frame, near the bottom bracket.

How do I identify my bike?

All bikes have a unique serial number, usually engraved beneath the bottom bracket (the part of the frame that the pedals go through). Just flip your bike over, find the number and write it down.

How do I check if a bicycle is stolen?

Check the serial number The serial number can be checked within databases like Bike Index or Bike Register, so if the bike has been registered as stolen you can then take steps to involve the police. If the serial number has been filed off or covered in any way, this is also a sure sign that the bike was stolen.

How do I tell what size my Trek bike is?

Measure the distance from fingertip of one hand to fingertip of the other. This will give you your arm span. Subtract your height from this figure to get your Ape Index. If the result is positive (your arm span is greater than your height) you should go for the larger size of bike.