Old 03-22-16, 10:12 PM
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Camilo
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I'm not exactcly sure what you're asking. But, for what it's worth, nobody in the world will care about your restoration of the Windsor. Do what you like, make it look how you like it.

My first, and only totally new bike was a Windsor Carrera Sport I bought for about $160 in, IIRC, 1977. At the time, REI sold the same bike labeled Carabela. It was stolen off my back porch about a year later. Since then, I've been happy to build up used and new frames and/or buy used bikes.

That is a pretty nice bike. Windsor has a decent reputation, especially in the higher end Pro and Competition models, but the Carerra was a nice bike. Decent frame, decent components.

Mine was just like this except copper/orange color and white handlebar tape, after I removed the suicide levers it originally came with: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Mexico/Mexico.htm

Here's a thread on a Carabela version, but the parts and components are probably identical to what were on my bike and are probably accurate for your Carerra Sport:

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...la-thread.html

If I found a good example of a Windsor in the color of my 70s version, I'd buy it in a minute for nostalgia reasons. I'd also buy a decent example of any color of the Pro or Comp versions just because I think they are pretty good, below the radar, vintage bikes.

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