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Old 06-19-21, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post

cycle is an acer-mex product manufactured in mexico

lugs and crown employed are agrati products

dropouts are suntour

two dimensional oddities -

a) bottom bracket shell is italian thread but 68mm in width

b) steerer is 1"/25.4mm in diameter and bsc thread but is .833 in inside diameter

was likely badged as either windsor or as carabela
if windsor, model would be carrera sport

"19" marking on seat lug is nominal frame size in inches

shift lever bosses and top tube brake cable guides are post-manufacture additions

frame originally had chrome plating

date is approximately 1973


fittings changes -

original chainset sugino maxy

original rear mech suntour vgt luxe

original shift levers suntour downtube controls

original pedals kkt rtsf

original brake levers diacompe standard, non-aero

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