Alcyon Windsor Branded Road Bike 1920s

Alcyon Windsor Branded Road Bike 1920s

Nice old frame. Wooden rims. Nickel plating. Single Speed.

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ID 18325
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Size 59 cm i
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Description

In 1903 the "Société Gentil et Cie" had the brand Alcyon registered and in the following year, 1904 they registered the brand Windsor.

While Alcyon was the branch that sponsored a professional cycling team which had won the Tour de France a whooping 7(!) times by the end of the 1920s, Windsor remained less known.
Alcyon bikes were rather expensive and should stay that way to enhance the image of the top notch machine of its time, so Windsor was formed into the second-in-line solution for those who wanted a high class bike without spending an arm and a leg.
Soon enough Windsor bikes were featured at the end of the Alcyon brochures rather than getting their own catalogue.

And here we have a French racing bike, which is branded Windsor.
Yet it leaves many questions unanswered.
If it was a Windsor bike it would have to be a rather early pre WW1 one, but the parts and some details do not match that picture. The fork crown is a rather particular one which does not match with any Alcyon or Windsor of that time for example.
The dropouts suggest that this might be a French bike from the 1920s, but some parts - especially the crankset - seem to come from an Alcyon bike of the 1940s.
As you can see, the bike is more likely a typical mix-matched bike which has been improved with newer parts over the years, but seems to be based on a 1920s frameset.

For friends of the very classy bikes of the pre WWII era, this would be a decorative and functional piece to enjoy!
Condition Used
The bike is in good working condition. The frameset has been refurbished. All parts have been checked and are working.

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Storage BMO
Marke Other
Product Name Alcyon Windsor Branded Road Bike 1920s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Steel, partly lugged and soldered partly welded. Fork crown plated.
Brakes Geny
Brake Levers Steel
Headset Nickel plated
Crankset Newer Alcyon; 170mm; 46t
Bottom Bracket Nickel plated, cottered steel spindle.
Seat Post Steel pillar style
Hubs Nickel plated
Rims New Ghisallo wooden rims
Tires Vittoria Cross Evox; tubular tires
Stem Steel; one-piece racing style; 50mm
Stem Bar Steel; one-piece racing style; 40cm
Seat Pearl 25 'Olympique'
Chain Regina Extra
Handlebar Tape NOS cork ribbon
Pedals included

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Size

Size 59 cm
Seat Tube 59 cm
Top Tube 58 cm
Head Tube 16 cm
Standover 82 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 80.5 cm - 83.5 cm