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Trek frame serial numbers (SNs) are typically stamped into the bottom of the bottom bracket shell.
In the case of some early 80s Treks, the number is under the plastic cable guide on the bottom of the shell.
the frame detail should always tell the real story.
The SBDU at Ilkeston used a range of different frame and fork details over the life of the unit.
Just remove the plastic cable guide to see the number.
During the 60’s Carlton entered the Continental racing scene and it wasn’t until its holding company TI Raleigh got interested in team cycling in 1972 that the team name was lost.
After World War I, the company was once again moved and returned to Cartlton where the focus moved to motorcycles.
It wasn’t until the early 30’s that the focus once again became bicycles and in 1934 the company returned to Worksop.
The dates coded in the serial numbers, or the dates inferred from the numbers, are dates on which the new frames were stamped with serial numbers (serialized).
These dates are not necessarily the same as the model year of the frame. I have included a photo of the results from my bike.