Just take a look at the sick-o sized down tube on the 1999 Torker Jester and you'll know Torker is serious about strength. We weren't jokin' around when we spec'd it either. Twin top tube, 48 spoked alloy rims with a radial laced front wheel, an Odyssey Gyro XL detangler and a set of alloy pedals w/chromoly axles will make you the trick god that all the neighborhood grommets pray to.
Top Tube Size
Made in Taiwan.
XX numbers in the serial indicates year of production. 1998 or 1999. XX in the example above indicates production month
Bikes made in Taiwan usually had an 5-8 month production and shipping timeline before they were sold in bike shops around the world. Bikes welded in the later months of the year would normally be made for the following year.