I have to admit I'm disappointed. I paid $388 for it, and I feel a bit ripped off. When I picked up the bike from a guy in Seattle I got the feeling he somehow knew it wasn't a Cinelli, despite his claim that he wasn't sure.
It rides great, and is incredibly stiff laterally, but very comfortable vertically. Though knowing that it's not a vintage italian bike I'm not going to bother having it repainted. I'll get some vintage Windsor decals for it and decide what to do from there.
Seeing as how I can get a nice Serotta cross bike for just over $500 used, this Windsor seems like it was a bad value.
Cheers! Nathan Aschbacher Spokane, WA
On Oct 16, 2006, at 1:35 PM, Joseph Bender-Zanoni wrote:
> That is a Mexican made Windsor, circa 1978. It is actually a lower
> model with straight guage tubing.
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
> Nathan Aschbacher wrote:
>> I'm new to the list.
>> I recently purchased a beautiful vintage road bike, but I'm
>> totally uncertain of its era or make.
>> Here's a link to some pictures of the bike (built up with modern
>> parts) and the original fork (not used because of a switch to 700c
>> Here's everything I know about it:
>> 1) Previous owner suspected it was a Cinelli, hence the stickers,
>> but I'm highly doubtful.
>> 2) Originally had 27" wheels.
>> 3)Suntour dropouts.
>> 4) Fork has a slight slope to the crown.
>> 5) On the non-drive side of the bike just below the seat cluster
>> appears to be the serial number stamped into the seattube lengthwise.
>> 6) The lug-style looks similar but not identical to a 60's era
>> Masi Special.
>> 7) It's been repainted (badly).
>> 8) No braze-on's
>> 9) I believe it is Italian, but I'm not certain.
>> Anyone have any clues or ideas? I've dug round oldroads.com and
>> wooljersey.com a bit, as well as the pictures section of this
>> site, but nothing conclusive.
>> Nathan Aschbacher
>> Spokane, WA