Re: [CR]Question about Windsor and Lotus


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Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:30:16 -0400
From: Jamie Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Question about Windsor and Lotus
In-reply-to: <40B4A3FA.20806@velorider.com>
To: Tom Palermo <tom@velorider.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


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.

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Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.