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Old 07-09-08, 07:50 PM   #1
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Beefy Entry Level FG

I'm selling my SS and getting an FG. I want something that has a relatively beefy frame for some light freestyle until I can upgrade the wheels and fork. Would an Hour or a Kilo tt hold up? or should I keep saving and spring for a steamroller? BTW I only weigh 145lbs.

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Old 07-09-08, 07:52 PM   #2
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raleigh rush hour. check it
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I'm selling my SS and getting an FG.
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if you have an "SS" you can make it an "FG" by changing one gear in the back.
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Old 07-09-08, 09:17 PM   #7
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Except for the fact that my SS has vertical dropouts and a chain tensioner.
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Old 07-09-08, 09:26 PM   #8
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I like the rushour, I would rather stay sub $400 though. I can get a Sun Uno for cost. So Sun Uno, Kilo tt, or The Hour for entry level basic freestyle and commuting?
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Except for the fact that my SS has vertical dropouts and a chain tensioner.
point being...
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Old 07-09-08, 09:38 PM   #10
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Except for the fact that my SS has vertical dropouts and a chain tensioner.
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Old 07-09-08, 09:56 PM   #11
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pay attention to components. all entry level frames are going to be beefy enough, because they are all cro-mo "lead pipes" on an entry level bike i imagine the things that are going to fail you are the wheels, cranks, BB, or headset.
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FWIW, my Windsor's headset seems fine after a month+ of incredibly hard riding, 20+ miles per day (unemployment has it's benefits I suppose)

The BB is getting creaky, cleaning has minor effects but nothing lasting.

Wheels were swapped out immediately basically, but the stockers weren't BAD...they were just not too good either.


I would get an hour, swap the bars because the stock ones are awful anatomical. and then ride it til you break something
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I know nothing about these, but they look beefy.


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TREK SOHO!!!



here's mine (i have different riser handlebars on it now):

put some different bars on there and you're set. this thing can take a beating and its light for its size too
just got one only cost me 500
oh and the geometry is good...you can do barspins with a 700
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I've had my Windsor Hour for about a month or so I guess, and I'm literally twice your size (thereabouts, I weigh 280lbs) and the only issues I've had with it was a loose cog from the factory, that got tightened, and I eventually skidded the lockring loose and the rear hub was moving laterally. That got tightened as well, and all is well now. And my BB/crank creaks, but I do mash it pretty hard (especially with all of my weight and leg strength).
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I've had my Windsor Hour for about a month or so I guess, and I'm literally twice your size (thereabouts, I weigh 280lbs) and the only issues I've had with it was a loose cog from the factory, that got tightened, and I eventually skidded the lockring loose and the rear hub was moving laterally. That got tightened as well, and all is well now. And my BB/crank creaks, but I do mash it pretty hard (especially with all of my weight and leg strength).
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(mines been hit by a car (then they drove off), thrown (by some **** head), crashed 5/6 times(when drunk/screwing around) and all thats wrong is a creaky BB/crank, and the lockring just finally loosened after never tightening yesterday. for the 299 i paid its been all i could have asked for, except the ratio is a little high for the hills..
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Old 07-11-08, 07:32 PM   #19
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Good to see you like your soho Byrd. At first I thought you were messing with me because I posted something about it the other day and got flamed like crazy. I guess i'll go with the hour then. How strong is the fork?
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