Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Early 70's Carabela?
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06-11-10, 05:47 PM
I've done a little research and found that this it's built in Mexico City by Acer-Mex but couldn't find much else. I don't see anything that indicates what type of tubbing it has but it has decent suntour components and 700c wienman rims and dia-compe brakes. Everything appears to be original other than the saddle. Any information would be gratefully appreciated. I bought it for parts but it cleaned up way to nice to split up. I need to make space in my garage but don't know where to begin.
06-12-10, 10:59 AM
juding by the chrome lugs and forkcrown, this looks like the Carabela equivalent of the sister-brand Windsor Carrera. If so, it's made of unknown but heavy steel tubing, making for a pretty heavy bike. Later versions might actually have frames contract- built in Japan and of some grade of Tange tubing...but those would be from the early '80s.
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