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Old 10-17-10, 05:10 PM   #1
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Motobecane Track VS Windsor Hour

I was planning to get a Windsor Hour, but the 52cm in Black is sold out. I've been hearing that the Motobecane Track is the same thing, so I am going to opt for the 52cm Track instead of the Hour. Before I do though, I just want to make sure they're not too different from each other. Can you guys give me some input on how these two bikes are different aside from the gearing ratio?
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AFAIK, the only significant difference is in the forks. The Windsor fork is triple butted cromo, whereas the Moto Track is tapered hiten. Also, the Windsor has rack mounts and the Moto does not. The Windsor has more decals than the Moto. The main frame geo is the same on both bikes.

Moto Track >>> http://www.motobecane.com/track/trk.html#geo

Windsor Hour >>> http://windsorbicycles.com/track.htm
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the pedals on the windsor are super crap too. the pedals are this weird triangle shape and the plastic clips aren't compatible with normal pedals because they attach to the bottom of the pedal instead of the front. also they're super difficult to get into because the little tabs that allow you to flip them up and into your feet are also plastic and break off easily. the motobecane pedals appear to be better from the picture, but i don't know if they're gonna send you those ones or different ones. the windsor picture actually shows different pedals than the ones I got in july 2010 so they might send you something different than whats shown.
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Thanks for the comments guys! They're much appreciated, I think I'm going for the Motobecane Track.
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For the record, my Motobecane Track also came with the aforementioned plastic-triangle-horrid-clip-bad-flipping-crap pedals. I got a set of MKS GR9s with MKS steel clips, and they're probably the best thing that's happened to my bike.
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Yeah, and so did my Moto Messenger as well. Those pedals are really designed to be used with old school cycling shoes with slotted cleats like these:
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