Most bicycle manufacturers print the serial number under the bottom bracket that connects the two pedal cranks. The bicycle needs to be turned upside down to read the number. More »

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Serial numbers are generally stamped into one of six areas on a bicycle. The majority of bicycle brands place the numbers on parts of the frame. More »

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Schwinn bicycle serial numbers are located on the underside of the bike, on the opposite side of the location of the service sticker. This is the metal space that connects the pedals. Schwinn serial numbers begin with "I... More »

Different bicycle stores and manufacturers have programs that accept trade-in bikes for store credit, including Trek, partnerships with Bicycle Blue Book and private shops. Evaluated bikes receive a rating and value; the... More »

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Bikes have a unique serial number that are engraved on the bike frames, usually under the bottom brackets where the pedals meet. Closely examine all of the bike components -- the serial number could be engraved in one of... More »

The earliest predecessor to the modern bicycle was invented by Pierre and Ernest Michaux in 1861. Their machine featured pedals and gears and was propelled by the rider, three features that made it very similar to the mo... More »

The first iteration of a contraption resembling a bicycle appeared in Germany in 1817. It was created by Baron von Drais as a means to travel through his garden more quickly. It had no pedals, and the rider used his feet... More »

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