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Old 08-26-14, 01:29 PM
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trying to identify frame/bike

I inherited this bike from my father-in-law and trying to figure out what the original bike was
components are

Derailers and shifters are Sun Tour V GT luxe and Compe X with Butt end leavers
Breaking systems are Dia-Compe

sugino maxy cranks

windsor pedals

rigida rims 27 x 1 1/4

and the original colour may have been grey with the chromed lugs

The frame has some fancy lugs with Sutour GS dropout I have included some pics to help

ps. this is my first post and tried to find the FAQ's to make sure i didn't break any rule but could not find them so please forgive me if i have made any mistakes in this posting

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Old 08-27-14, 12:17 AM
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make: windsor/carabela

model: carrera sport

mfr.: acer-mex

country of manufacture: mexico

date: ~1973

the u.s. importer/distributor for these bicycles was located in san diego at this time.

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Old 08-27-14, 08:39 AM
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wow
thank you so much.... this is going to be my first bike restore...really appreciate your help
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here is an enthusiast page with some information on this manufacturer and their cycles -

Classic Mexico Cycles
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Welcome to C&V, @markrm! That is a nice project. Very pretty frame, that would benefit greatly from your TLC. Is it your size?

Edit: that Windsor Carrera on CR, that @juvela pointed out has exactly the look I'd be aiming for (except for the saddle).
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hello again markrm,

you mention this will be your first restoration. just take your time, go slow and you will learn a good deal. a large amount of helpful information is stored in the forum that will answer most any question you may encounter.

the frame of your bicycle has a unique combination of dimensions which would be good for you to be aware of as you proceed. if you plan to do a straightforward rebuild of the bicycle this will not matter particularly but if you should elect to change any of its componentry, now or in the future, it would be good to keep in mind.

the frame is constructed of tange quality plain gauge tubing of "english" or i.s.o. dimension. it does however have one feature that is slightly odd. that is the inside diameter of the steerer, fork tube. normally one would expect a size of 22.2mm with such a tubeset. however, in this case it is size .833" - a smaller dimension. so long as you retain the bicycle's original handlebar stem this will be fine as it is made for this size. should you wish to change it at some point you will require one of this slightly rare/odd size. the bicycle's headset thread is "english"/i.s.o but its bottom bracket shell for the crank bearings is italian thread - 36mm x 24tpi.

hope this is not too confusing. if you are simply going to take the bike apart and put it back together none of this will matter.

best wishes with your project.
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