Here's my very early Cyclecraft prototype mini that's unpainted and has titanium forks. The serial number on it looks pretty easy to decode, but then again I haven't seen any earlier Cyclecraft use a traditional letter/number scenario to use as a date code. Is it possible they would predate the year if they knew it wasn't going into actual production until the following year. It's easy to assume there was probably alot of testing out of different designs in the first handful of months Cyclecraft began. Mine has a double bend chainstay which I heard was quickly changed to a single bend design and the fork dropouts i think are pretty unique. I also haven't seen any gusset config. like the ones on my bike before. Although I heard there were 3 frames made like it and mine looks to be number 1. Its possible i got it in very late 84 because I turned 6yo in dec of that year and that's when I got bumped up to expert. I was based in NJ then but raced in a nat'l that was in FL and that's when I think I ended up getting the bike. Wonder if there's a way to find out dates of national events in FL in late 84-early 85. If I could date my mini Titan somehow (still have it) which is the bike I got after using the Cyclecraft for only a year, it might help pinpoint the date the Cyclecraft was made? I'd love it if any Cyclecraft gurus out there could chime in with any other info about the bike.