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New components often were used. Even those equipped with Suntour Superbe components usually had SR seatposts. Beware though, it can become an obsession.
Fueled by this first realization, and with the help of other bike folks, Larry and I have sorted out other codes a project still ongoing. Dia-Compe cantilever brakes don't appear to have a date code, but supposedly the, brakes were first introduced in,etc.
On a vintage bike in excellent condition that apparently had a lonely existence in a garage all of the components likely are original.
Kyoto wares Rakuyaki of Kyoto, closely connected with tea ceremonies since olden days. Components also could be swapped from an existing ride to the new frameset.
The producers were inventive and could readily deliver anything the export market demanded. Then there are place names, Satsuma, Kutani, Seto etc.
Although Japanese porcelain production developed its own styles, the influence of Chinese and Korean porcelain traditions can often and easily be found.
Late Ming and the Japanese Edo period Due to trade difficulties with China by the end of the Chinese Ming dynasty, and an improved Japanese economy during the Momoyama perioda strong demand for Japanese ceramics resulted in a surge of creativity. You will find that determining the age of a Japanese coin takes some practice, just as those of you who have attempted to understand annuities and other such financial investments Benefits of dating me picture found that what may seem daunting at first really isn't: Virtually all of the Treks not equipped with Campagnolo or Shimano Dura-Ace components, started life with some grade of SR seatpost and may also have SR stems, bars or cranks.
The booklet seems to date to the mid-late s. One of the Korean porcelain makers was Ri Sampei. To immediately gain a better understanding on the many names that occurs in Japanese pottery and porcelain, I believe the map available here that indicates the most common kiln Showa dating blue names and cities names in red will be helpful.
If you have Nitto bars for which you know the year, please send me skip skipechert. Feel free to quote small parts of Showa dating information on this page, but copyright law requires Vintage-Trek. When it come to quality and artistic merit the picture is infinitely more complicated.
These export products were made in small factories and workshops set up quickly, to meet foreign demands. On the whole Kutani Showa dating are characterized by their elaborate picture decorations in thick gold, red, blue and some other colors. This is also when we say that the modern Japanese porcelain industry started.
Sometimes the Genroku era when popular culture flourishes is distinguished.
The Japanese have one of the longest continuous ceramic cultures in the world, with the earliest ceramics dating to around 10 BC. To take just one example, the Noritake company which has been active for about one hundred years only, are thought to have used over different marks.
For Treks, the SR date markings are especially important. They describe the various pottery of Japan as follows: The components were added by the local bike shop or by the buyer.
The information on this page is copyrighted. Many business people who have retired and picked up coin collecting as a hobby may find the information provided on this page helpful in determining the age of Japanese coins in their collections.
It is not a requirement that the era name follows the same dates as the actual reign. Weinmann and Dia-Compe calipers usually have codes on the back of a caliper arm. Our thanks to all who submitted codes.