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    A quick review of my Windsor The Hour and BikesDirect

    I ordered my bike off of Bikes Direct for $300 on a Sunday afternoon. I received it early Thursday morning via UPS ground. Very fast shipping from Texas to California! Also, I made an error in my shipping address (used my old address... paypal didn't even prompt me for an address) so I was very scared since I ordered the bike on a Sunday, and I couldn't call them to correct the order. At 6 PM PST I called BikesDirect and they told me to send them some information so they could correct the address. Within the hour after I called the bike shipped. Truly amazing customer service.

    As for the Windsor The Hour, I made a short video review since I don't know much about bikes to type too much about them! Let me know if you have any questions though and I will try and answer them. If you want any close up pictures let me know as well! Video is posted below.

    This is my first SS bike and I am in love with it. It's so fun riding it around. I ride it to the gym and back every day and it is truly a great ride. It also happens to be my first bike NOT from Wal-Mart. Going to be using it to commute to college every day when school starts. This forum converted another person to an SS rider! I won't be going back to multispeed as long as I live in a flat area! Also, will my legs get stronger? I hope they will since I start to get leg pain after I ride for 3-4 miles! I need to rest for a few minutes before I ride again.

    Let me know if you guys have any questions!


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    Your legs will get stronger, just keep at it man.

    There's this one overpass by my old work that used to KILL me on the 10mi loop I did often when I worked there. Now I sprint up it as revenge for all the times it destroyed me.

    FWIW, I was once 235lbs, severely overweight for my height and had high blood pressure problems, and a 10 mile ried was a huge workout. I'm now 190ish, have my blood pressure better than it was when I was "fit" and am racing bikes. So... just keep at it.
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    I'm still on the fence about which bike I'm getting from bikesdirect, so I appreciate the review.

    Do you happen to have a scale you could weight it on? Like, weight yourself then weight yourself holding the bike, then subtract. Just curious, thanks!

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    I would have to remove my fenders and everything then, sorry =/. Honestly though it is quite a light frame for a steel frame. It weighs just slightly more than my old aluminium Marin Larkspur.

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    You bought a Marin from Walmart?
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/johnnytheboy
    ^pedalroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
    You bought a Marin from Walmart?
    Yeah he pretty much said this is his first bike not from Walmart on the original post.
    http://www.pedalroom.com/member/J-Dogg

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    Nice looking bike. I like the fenders on it. Going to do you a favor on saddle selection: Charge Spoon. Will look a lot better than that saddle, and will be more comfortable guaranteed. Others can probably vouch for me on that note.

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    I'm gonna guess the bike is between 20 and 25lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
    You bought a Marin from Walmart?
    My bad, I bought that Marin used on Craigslist. That makes this my second bike not from Wal-Mart

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