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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-04-10, 08:21 AM   #1
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My New Windsor

Hey guys, this is my first single speed and it will soon be a fixed gear. I like it and it seems to be a good first bike. The guy at my LBS tightened the stem down too tight and I got a new black one to contrast. Opinions? Here's a crappy iPhone pic, good ones to come soon.

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Old 06-05-10, 10:51 PM   #2
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Hey guys, this is my first single speed and it will soon be a fixed gear. I like it and it seems to be a good first bike. The guy at my LBS tightened the stem down too tight and I got a new black one to contrast. Opinions? Here's a crappy iPhone pic, good ones to come soon.

glad you like your bike, get metal clips and leather straps
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Old 06-05-10, 11:09 PM   #3
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I know those will be needed, but I was actually thinking of straps (like the hold fast or something) instead, but I'm not sure yet.
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And some more ergonomic compact drops. Those things are huge!!

Otherwise nice bike and congrats!! If what you got fits your needs ride it till it splodes.
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Yeah, I'm looking at the eighthinch track bars, those seem to be nice and a heck of a lot smaller.
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take off the reflectors
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take off the reflectors
Honestly, I don't know how. I will as soon as I figure it out though. I already took the crappy ones off the pedals though.
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Honestly, I don't know how. I will as soon as I figure it out though. I already took the crappy ones off the pedals though.
flat head screw driver. the plastic white screw in the middle needs half a turn and it pops out...

or... HAMMER TIME
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I just got them out, was unaware a half turn would help, I just pulled a bit. It didn't bend the spoke it was on. But now I feel like I need something there, I'll get some lights soon enough, and maybe some 3M tape on the bike to help with visibility. I don't do much night riding, but if the situation arose I would be more comfortable if I was seen easier. And thanks for the compliments I'll get some new pics up tomorrow.
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blinkie lights are a must for any riding that isn't in broad daylight.

enjoy the bike! let us know how you like those origin8 track bars, they look interesting.
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OP, I have the same bike...love it!
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Old 06-13-10, 09:18 AM   #13
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Congrats on the new Windsor, my ClockWork is turning 2 this year and it's still running like a champion. You're gonna love it!

Recommendations: New bars for sure (I picked up some bullhorns for around $20, great investment), possibly a new saddle that isn't a triathlon saddle (haven't gotten around to swapping mine out yet). Other than that this bike is sick for any purpose.
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