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    buying a windsor clockwork today!

    so after an exhaustive search for a candidate for a SS conversion for my commuter bike, i am giving up and buying an orange clockwork. I'm pretty souped to get a brand new bike. it would have cost me more to buy the parts i wanted anyway!

    tell me about experiences with the clockwork!!

    (i know i can search, this is just a "for fun" topic this morning - if you're disgruntled in any way about my topic, simply click back)

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    I've had a Burgundy one for a little over a month now maybe two. It took me a few rides to really get used to it but now I love it. It's nice to have the brakes there, but I don't use them very often, but I've been glad to have them there in the instances I did need them. If I get a new bars I'll probably take the back one off.
    It wasn't too hard to put together at home at all and once I got it going I took it to my LBS for a 17t fixed cog and haven't switched to the free wheel side since.

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    so are you throwing cross tires on it?

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    Sikbug, did you do the CP moonlight ride earlier this month?
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    I think that was for tonight, but I forgot it's St. Paddy's day and I rather not go back outside once I get in, lol. The group's of DB's in my way leaving work was enough to annoy me. I do want to check that ride out though.

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    clockwork pictures!!

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    I posted some pics I took right after I got it in here
    Does Anyone Own a Burgundy Clockwork?

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    My experience, the pedals suck ass. Swapped for new ones and the difference in spinning resistance is a joke. Lose the rear brake and wheel reflectors...pretty much it.
    No need for cloth tape in the wheels, there is a nice thick piece already inside.
    In the parts kit there will be a small round rubber plug with a hex shape on the bottom, this goes into the steering stem allen bolt for looks I guess.


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    are those the stock bars that you just chopped?

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    What pedals did you end up getting, in the market myself.

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    i am going to put my eggbeaters on the bike. is that the stock saddle?

    +1 on the did you just chop the stock bars?

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    Yeah, cut the stock front bars to see how it would turn out.
    I added MKS GR-9's pedals with Powergrip straps.
    Not the stock saddle, it's a Selle Italia Pro-Link Gel.

    I plan to sell the Selle seat/chopped bar/stock stem/Tektro brake lever+cable/rear caliper if anyone is interested.

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    i think the chop and flop job actually came out pretty good, what bars are you going with in the future?

    i just bought one of these from performance, easily my most preferred saddle:


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    so, cross tires or no?

    ive got some used 30c ones if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by axcxnj View Post
    so, cross tires or no?

    ive got some used 30c ones if you want
    i wonder if they would fit? i would assume so, 30's are pretty narrow, i plan to bike commute to newark penn station with this bike, so sure, that sounds like a plan.

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    thats actually a really nice commute, branch brook parks is a great ride with both dirt paths and the paved road.

    i went to NJIT in newark and really liked riding my bike there

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    thats good to hear, i went for a test run over the weekend and got lost in newark, things went from bad to worse pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    i think the chop and flop job actually came out pretty good, what bars are you going with in the future?
    The chop and flopped bars are fine, they are pretty "puffy/cushiony" because all the original bar tape is condensed/overlapped onto a smaller length.
    Definitely going to stay with bullhorns, there are a lot out there to decide on. But nothing beats cutting stock drops, free and cheap!

    It's cool to see other people getting Clockworks!
    The silver/orange scheme really compliment each other and looks clean. Though I wonder what a little blue or perhaps lime green...on the grips/wheels would turn out?
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    I love mine.
    The picture here is shortly after I purchased it. The changes I've made to it are..!
    (Pictured in terribly messy room with phone camera)
    The seat post to an aluminum forte one I had lying around and a forte RS1 saddle. They are amazingly comfortable to me.
    There is a vittoria fortezza SE tire on there.

    (Not Pictured-Most recent)
    I changed the stock pedals to MKS GR-9s with Pake Neon Orange Straps and Soma clips.
    And to anyone wondering since I searched days on end for this answer, I have size 12/13 wide feet and the GR-9s are actually quite perfect even with my big feet.
    The rear and front tire are victoria randos.
    I ordered some RB-021 bullhorns. After trying them out on a friend's bike, I just had to get some.
    The stock ones aren't bad at all though.

    I may get a longer stem in due time.
    If you want to see anymore, just let me know.

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    ugly as ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishg View Post
    ugly as ****.
    well, im terribly sorry that you think it is ugly as ****.
    I'm not going to lie, **** is a pretty ugly thing to compare a bike to. In fact, I'd will probably have to change my outlook on **** in order to compare a bike to it. oh well. to each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishg View Post
    ugly as ****.
    Thanks for sharing, aren't you glad your opinion doesn't matter?

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    youll want new pedals and wheels the minute it comes out of the box, trust me.
    i lol'd

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    ^
    Care to explain about the wheels? "Trust me" isn't a compelling argument.

    .....because it's been widely discussed the wheels are perfectly great and a step above even the similiar models from BikesDirect.

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    my roommate got one, I helped him set it up.

    fork came with the dropout bent, so we had to throw a wrench in it and bend it to get the axle in. the paint got a little ****ed up around the notch, but it works now. Otherwise it went together pretty nicely.

    pedals are garbage, though i think my friend will just ride them until they totally sieze up (they're really sandy and rough feeling. the platform part themselves aren't very comfortable either). I haven't ridden it much, but so far it seems solid (we threw on a 16t cog i had sitting around, some cheap stamped POS). the saddle is pretty garbage too, I'm used to riding on a b17 or rolls though, I guess it works though. the wheels came pretty true, and the tension felt right. overall I think it's a great deal, and just needs another 70 or so dumped in to make it great (mks pedals, used rolls, metal clips)

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