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Windsor Pro- circa late? 70's

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Windsor Pro- circa late? 70's

Wondering about selling my old pride & joy that, sadly, has been unridden since 83. Tired of feeling guilty when I pass it in the garage. Still has all orig windsor catalogue parts: campy dropouts, hubs, nr derailleur, crankset, seat post, regina 14/22 freewheel, headset etc., cinelli stem/bars but brakes are "gran-comp", orig pump, seat. Serial # is 3190. Bought the bike from a friend in college in 80 & I had it repainted, didn't care about decals. Certainly can tell it's been ridden, but should clean up well.
Q1. What do I need to look for to make sure the tubing is sound after all this time.?
Q2. Would it be better to part it out, or sell whole?
Q3. Were the arc en ciel 36 super comps standard? (wondering about +/- value)
Thanks for the help--gcm
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Photos are definitely necessary, as size and condition are key. But, although I love Windsors, they don't command top dollar and a repaint will kill any collectible value. You would definitely make more money by parting it out, but that takes more work as well....

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Q1: Look for cracks and/or unoriginal bends.

Q2: Try to sell it whole first then consider parting out.

Q3: Not sure.

As has already been mentioned, Windsor bicycles do not fetch great prices, for some reason. Personally, I would like very much to own one and ride it for a while, however; none have ever come my way. Well, one Windsor has come my way, but it is a very different beast, to say the very least...

The value of your bicycle will be difficult to determine without seeing decent quality pictures, knowing the size of the bicycle and where it is located. You can learn more about Vintage Bicycle Value by clicking that link and having a look at what influences the prices of vintage bicycles.

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