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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 01-22-14, 06:50 PM   #1
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I Still Love My Windsor Hour!

This thread is a continuation of this great thread from 2008-2014: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...y-Windsor-Hour!

Feel free to repost your bikes.
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Old 04-19-14, 11:17 PM   #2
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It was a good day for a ride so... bump for the thread.

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Old 07-24-14, 11:32 AM   #3
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Hey all,
Just received my Windsor Hour and wanted to bring this thread up to date a bit. I ordered mine in "apple green" (seems to be a new color based on the dearth of posts mentioning it), and I am loving it. Mine arrived at my door with both a 16 tooth fixed gear cog and a 16 tooth freewheel installed. At first, I was getting some noise while pedaling and feared that it was the bottom bracket, but when I switched over to the fixed cog (it came running the freewheel), the noise was gone. Keep an eye on your pedal crank bolts and rear hub cones - I've had both tightened by my local bike shop (the cranks twice). Thus far, the 48 x 16T fixed gear ratio has been treating me well with average hills and flats - you can really get this thing moving on the flats!
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At first, I was getting some noise while pedaling and feared that it was the bottom bracket, but when I switched over to the fixed cog (it came running the freewheel), the noise was gone. Keep an eye on your pedal crank bolts and rear hub cones - I've had both tightened by my local bike shop (the cranks twice).
I had the same issue, in fact it's the reason I started riding on the fixed side in the first place. After giving everything a once-over, tightening and re-lubing, it was resolved and has been great since.

Also, posting a more recent pic of my bike because seriously, what was going on with my saddle there?

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Just wanted to update with a few pictures. Everything has been holding up well. The bike feels solid and fast.

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Here's mine, getting rid of it fairly soon though, too small for me
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