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Old 05-19-07, 02:51 PM   #1
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Bikesdirect Windsor anytime soon?

Are they sold out or getting more? seems like its been out forever. im thinking about those since it seems like a solid track frame, granted you get what you pay for. id just need to swap out some parts.

has anyone contacted them? im thinking about emailing them in a bit.
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Old 05-19-07, 03:06 PM   #2
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If you do let us know what they say, they seem to keep saying anyday now. First it was mid April, then mid May, now no indication.
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Old 05-19-07, 04:46 PM   #3
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does anyone know if those sticker come off easily?
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Old 05-19-07, 07:00 PM   #4
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does anyone know if those sticker come off easily?
No, they're under the clear coat. That's my biggest contention with the Windsor. But on the upside, the frame has enough DT clearance for barspins with a 700c wheel!
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Old 05-19-07, 10:59 PM   #5
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I asked about a week ago they said 6 weeks.
(assuming you're refering to 'the hour' )
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Old 05-20-07, 07:50 PM   #6
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No, they're under the clear coat. That's my biggest contention with the Windsor. But on the upside, the frame has enough DT clearance for barspins with a 700c wheel!
not on the 54 cm, what size are you riding
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Old 05-20-07, 08:23 PM   #7
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not on the 54 cm, what size are you riding
I'm riding a 61cm. I didn't realize the difference in geometry would be so pronounced between the two sizes...
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Old 05-20-07, 08:26 PM   #8
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a couple of my buddies have ordered from their site. My friend who ordered a 54 was able to swoop on one in about a month and a half or so. My other friend who wanted a 52 waited a good two months until a bikes direct rep contacted him and said it wouldnt be available till june. He already put his money down and they ended up giving him a messenger for the same price...
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Old 05-21-07, 12:20 AM   #9
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i think i like the looks of the motobecane better anyways
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Old 05-21-07, 08:31 AM   #10
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On another said, it was started by the bikesdirect guy that
these bikes were "on the water," en route to California via
Taiwan, and they'll be available shortly.
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Old 05-22-07, 08:56 AM   #11
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The Hour

Windsor THE HOUR seems to always sell out quick - but we have a group on the way now and they should be in about 4 weeks from now [around June 20th 2007]

We are really stocking these up for the fall - seems track bike and cyclo cross bike sales take off in Fall and winter

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Old 05-22-07, 03:48 PM   #12
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Does the Messenger use Formula hubs, or are the different?
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Old 05-22-07, 05:47 PM   #13
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Anyone have weights on BD singlespeed bikes?
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Support American workers. Buy American.


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Old 05-22-07, 06:54 PM   #15
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yeah! sign me up for america's gruppo!

please disconnect your computer now. you're done for the day
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SRAM. The inventor of the gripshift.
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I do, and that's why none of my bikes have chains, tubes, or tires.
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SRAM. The inventor of the gripshift.
made in taiwan. just like everything else.
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Looks like the Mercier Kilo TT's have arrived. They're listed on Ebay. Worth the extra $30 over the Windsor if you ask me.
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Old 05-27-07, 11:43 AM   #20
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Looks like there is a Reynolds 525 sticker on the green one. I'm thinking if I can get $350 out of my used too-small steamroller, I'm going to pick one up.
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Old 05-27-07, 06:31 PM   #21
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SRAM. The inventor of the gripshift.
You mean Sachs right?

I've seen Sturmey Archer gripshifts that predate Sachs/SRAM designs by several decades.
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Old 05-27-07, 07:34 PM   #22
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Looks like the Mercier Kilo TT's have arrived. They're listed on Ebay. Worth the extra $30 over the Windsor if you ask me.
im not seeing them anywhere
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Dude, just get the Mercier Kilo TT! I think it's nicer.
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im not seeing them anywhere
They seem to have disappeared on eBay, but here's the Bikes
Direct link. It's the same bike from the same people for the
same price.

http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm
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for $350 you might as well get the real deal. cycle smithy in chicago has the fuji track 06 on sale for $350 and the khs flite 100 for $450. i don't know that they do shipping, but it might be worth it to call and ask.

i'm going in to pick up my fuji on tuesday (omfg excited).
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