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Yes, I'm not sure -- I was trying to figure it out based on other things in my life. But I guess it was soon after that. When was the first one made? Is there any way to tell when it was made from that serial number?
"The ad you show in your pictures is from 1985.
The trailstar must be from that time.
Date code in serial i don't know.
But maybe you can find a date code in one of the parts.
Shimano has a date code in there parts."
Thanks! I don't think it can be 1985, but I suppose it is possible. I got the ad poster from the internet last year and although it says all-new, I don't see a date on it? Around 1979 I also bought 2 new road bikes, which were stolen the first day we got them (we suspected the bike shop), and then bought 2 more with the insurance money-- so maybe I'm getting the dates confused. Too many bikes to keep track of. :-) I'll look at Shimano. But if anyone can tell the date from the serial number, I'd appreciate it.
Serial code could be as follow:
M4 = 1984
L = december
Don't know if it's really correct but it can be because they sold them in 1985.