I'm about to unload The Germo as a frameset, which will probably be replaced by another japanasonic Schwinn. Identifying the year on AD is dodgy, at best. My guess has always been 1978, as the 80's models had braze-on downtube shifter mounts and mine just has a tab under the downtube to hold the band in place on older downtube shifter mounts. I bought it as a frameset, with headset/bb/crankset and the crankset was Stronglight, which also screams 70's. Anyone know the better?