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Indian Eastman Path Racer Update

I’ve done a little more work to my Eastman built Windsor Winchester Path Racer.

It’s certainly an attractive bike to look at but not the most comfortable one to ride.

It does have a strange geometry to it.

P1100960 P1100972 P1100962The rod and lever brakes, while stylish don’t compare to modern brakes for stopping power. Some of the brake parts are marked “Shelco”.

P1100964I’ve added a NOS composite spring saddle.

P1100966Motorcycle style rear hub adjusters.

P1100967 P1100968In some places it’s marked “Windsor”.

P1100970Some parts are labelled “Eastman”.

P1100974I also added a new pair of MKS rubber pedals, available at Hoopdriver Cycles here in Toronto @ $30.00/pair.

I do recommend these pedals as they are a good size (large) and are real rubber. Some of the other vintage style pedals are hard plastic.

P1100945I had another one of these bikes that I’d salvaged some parts from. I sold it yesterday to a guy from St. Catherines that plans to use it as the basis for a WW1 repro bicycle to use in military re-enactment shows.

I’ve asked him to send me photos of the progress so we’ll see how that turns out.

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Another Windsor/Eastman From India

Windsor_Winch_Full_TQF_2 Windsor_Winch_Full_Side_1 Windsor_Winch_Full_TQF_L_4An odd bike from India, a Winchester with a very old style to it. The story of this particular bicycle can be found here.

I bought one years ago and made it into a Path Racer of sorts.

p1010905And here’s another one from the Rat Rod Bikes site.

Windsorfinished windsorolympiaBelow, another Eastman/Windsor/Winchester currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.

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Vintage Bicycle Show Photos

Some great photos from last year’s show can be found here.

Photos by Edward in Toronto.


Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show This Weekend

Response to the show has been very positive, so we’re expecting a good turn out of bikes to show and for sale. Come on down!

12:00 noon – 6:00pm. Hope to see you there!


Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

It’s full steam ahead. The first annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show will be held on Sunday July 29th in Trinity Bellwoods Park at the Strachan entrance. Everyone is encouraged to come out and show their bikes. There will be vintage bicycles and parts for sale as well. Vendor rates are $25.00 for individuals and $50.00 for a business payable in advance to the Community Bicycle Network on Queen or on the day.

Vendors are required to provide their own tables/booths.


Hero Cycle

An Indian made bicycle.


Windsor Winchester Bicycle from India

Rod and lever brakes, year unknown.


Vintage Indian Hercules

Spotted in the Market a Hercules bicycle built in India, year unknown. Based on the Raleigh Tourist these bikes are still produced by the thousands.

Very similar to the Flying Pigeon from China.

The owner added the Brooks saddle and the quart of milk.


Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show