Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-23-11, 08:28 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
dbwoi's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Davis, Ca
Bikes: Peugeot U0-8 (Stolen), Motobecane Grand Record, 80's Diamondback BMX, Peugeot Monaco
Posts: 383
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1973 Windsor Carrera Sport

I might be trading one of my bikes for a Windsor Carrera Sport that is supposedly near mint condition with only one owner. The description includes "I have a very rare windsor made in mexico in 1973 with cinelli copy some of the best bikws were made there. Suntour gt group with sunshine hubs. Almost mint columbus italian steel also." I don't know a whole lot about vintage windsors or the quality of the tubing and stuff, but what would something like this in this condition maybe be worth?

Last edited by dbwoi; 12-23-11 at 08:33 PM.
dbwoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-11, 08:40 PM   #2
Hogosha Sekai
RaleighSport's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Tempo, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans
Posts: 6,612
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Don't know too much about them.. but I thought the tubing was lower end then that.. I actually own an almost identical frameset.. so hopefully more people chime in.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
RaleighSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-11, 01:04 AM   #3
Constant tinkerer
FastJake's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,640
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Sure is pretty. Rough estimate, I could see the pictured bike above bringing $300-350 on craigslist around here. Ebay? No idea, as I don't shop for complete bikes there.
FastJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-11, 07:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
randyjawa's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Roberts, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 1969 Atala Professional, 1970 Torpado Luxe, 1971 LeJeune, 1973 Peugeot PX10E, 1983 Bianchi Touring, 1989 Cyclops
Posts: 8,198
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 288 Post(s)
Windsors fail to command big bucks even thought they are very pretty machines. I am not sure why they lack value but I would tend to agree with the price suggested of three to five hundred dollars. And I would buy that lovely old road bike in a heart beat, if it were my size and affordable.
Learn how to find, restore and maintain vintage road bicycles at... MY "TEN SPEEDS"
randyjawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-11, 08:07 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 15,014
Mentioned: 238 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1368 Post(s)
The bicycle actually looks more like a late 1970s Carrera Special. The main external difference was that the earlier Carerra Sport used the 3 pin Sugino Maxy crankset, while the later, Special variant used the 5 pin crankset, as pictured. The Special also had a tange CrMo double butted tubeset, while the Sport had a plain gauge tubeset. While the Windsor Professional and Competition had frames that were Cinelli clones, the Carerra variants were not.

These were a nice upper, mid-range model. While this is a very nice sample, I'd would be very hard pressed to pay $300, even in a hot market. The original selling price for these, depending on the actual year, was $225-$275. A Sport would be a even worse value. They originally sold for about $150 circa 1973.
T-Mar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-13, 08:33 PM   #6
bobstad's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bellingham/Seattle
Bikes: Schwinn Racer 3/spd; '73 Windsor Carerra Sport; Raleigh Colt; Raleigh ten-speed; Ballis; Windsor Carerra Sport
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
27" one revolution at a time...

This looks a lot like my '73 Windsor Carerra Sport; except indelible is that the front chain ring on the bike I had, was with two rings much closer in size.

I've a bike now I believe also an early mid '70s Windsor Carerra Sport; assembled to ride rather than as any collector's item, from an unridable $20 Eureka, CA flea market find, recognized as highly familiar during '97.

I put a three ring Bio-Cam sprocket on the bike a long time ago, given me by a bike store mechanic; so have no idea what was on the bike as found, if anything?

I think hot-rodding 27" wheel size bikes a lot more natural than collecting and/or restoring them, no?

There is an informally run shop locally where they've several paid mechanics on staff with lots & lots of gleaned old 27" parts organized roughly in bins; a person can pick through to purchase for what amounts to a donation, of whatever one may chose as affordable.
bobstad is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.