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Old 11-18-09, 08:20 AM   #1
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What next for Windsor The Hour?

I'm going to throw some bullhorns on it, and I'm already looking for better pedals. My question is, what else should be changed? I like the bike as is, but realize that it could benefit from a few upgrades. Open to suggestions, as this is one of my winter project bikes.
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Upgrade saddle.

Are you looking for performance gains or just looks?
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Old 11-18-09, 08:31 AM   #3
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Upgrade saddle.

Are you looking for performance gains or just looks?
Both or neither. Just want to make the bike even more fun to ride, without spending too much.
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Old 11-18-09, 08:33 AM   #4
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New tires
After I practice my skidding. I need to find some good winter rubber, for the snow.
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I'd go for a lighter wheelset, or get a lighter front wheel for better handling.
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Old 11-18-09, 10:55 AM   #7
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I'd go for a lighter wheelset, or get a lighter front wheel for better handling.
Doesn't that go against the heavy, deep aero section wheel trend?
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gearing and brakes.
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Doesn't that go against the heavy, deep aero section wheel trend?
In that case, get a tiny hat and matching top tube pad.
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Whoah! Hey guys! botto showed up in SSFG!

Sounds like the man has spoken. S3X Wheelset and a set of brakes for you, pal.
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In that case, get a tiny hat and matching top tube pad.
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Whoah! Hey guys! botto showed up in SSFG!

Sounds like the man has spoken. S3X Wheelset and a set of brakes for you, pal.
I'll get some brakes, but not ready for new wheels yet. We'll have a lot of snow on the ground for several months.

Anyone have a pedal recommendation for winter/snow?
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fenders, chain gaurd, rubber platform pedals, lights & generator hub, North Road bars
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I'll get some brakes, but not ready for new wheels yet. We'll have a lot of snow on the ground for several months.


Anyone have a pedal recommendation for winter/snow?
shimano spd-sl. they work 12 months a year.
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I'd like that Shimano generator stuff - the Alfine.
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I got some Campy brakes and TT levers. Just need to pick out some bullhorns now. I know I'll need a shorter stem for the bullhorns, but how much shorter?

Any other suggestions?
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Looking for pedals, I found the All-City track pedals. Are they any good?
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Looking for pedals, I found the All-City track pedals. Are they any good?
I've never heard bad things about them, but I have a set of GR-9s which i love and would highly recommend.
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I've never heard bad things about them, but I have a set of GR-9s which i love and would highly recommend.
This comment appeals to me: "The bearings are not sealed, but I have always had really great luck with them even through Minnesota winters.".
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What slicks are on it?
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