Re: [CR]Question about Windsor and Lotus


From: "sam Lingo" <samclingo@hotmail.com>
To: jswan@optonline.net, tom@velorider.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Question about Windsor and Lotus
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 15:15:52 +0000


Tom ,some windsors were built in Mexico. Do the decals say carrera at the top of the decal?The Carrera Windsor pro-model was a good bicycle the sports model just a plain tube bike.If carrera decals I'l like to talk more off list --I have a sports

sam lingo pleasanton tx


>From: Jamie Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
>To: Tom Palermo <tom@velorider.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: Re: [CR]Question about Windsor and Lotus
>Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:30:16 -0400
>
>on 5/26/04 10:04 AM, Tom Palermo at tom@velorider.com wrote:
>
> > Does anyone know anything about the Lotus and/or Windsor brands? I found
> > a couple of Lotus decals and a set of Windsor GrandSport and Windsor
> > International decals. I don't anything about either of these brands so
> > any info would be helpful. I assume Windsor is a British brand.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tom
>
>Both of those bikes were imported / distributed in Metro N.Y.C. by Sid Starr
>here on Long Island. I can't recall the name of his company though...
>
>Sid sponsored our club, the German Bicycle Sport Club, in the 70's, and we
>had "Windsor" on our jerseys. The traditional club colors were white with
>black and red accents like the pre war German flag. Before Windsor we had
>Reingold beer as a sponsor. Junior riders were issued jerseys without the
>Reingold logo... Anyway, by that time there was no real association with
>anything German but those Nazi colors survived... That was until Sid Starr
>(a Jew) started writing the checks. The Windsor jerseys were blue with
>white.
>
>img src=http://homepage.mac.com/jamie_swan/me_george.jpg
>
>Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.