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First time bike..."build"

Old 06-26-08, 07:02 PM
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First time bike..."build"

So this is my first fixed gear. I always hated on them til I finally tried it and I absolutely love riding fixed now. I don't think I could go back to a freewheel ever again!

I started with a Windsor "The Hour"....Why? because it was $300 shipped from Bikesdirect.com and I didn't want to put alot of money into the bike.
Here it is stock.
It's a 61cm, Gloss white (duh)


After a few short weeks, I have gotten this far.

-Velocity Deep-V/Velocity hubs
-Tioga clips
-Easton E50 flat bars
-McNeil grips
-MKS Sylvan pedals
-KMC purple chain

A few notes:
-Stem has been adjusted down for more raked seating position and seat has been raised as well
-Bottom bracket will be upgraded soon to Sugino
-Saddle will be replaced as it's starting to tear already at the rear...maybe due to hitting hte pavement from bailing on a wheelie earlier today...woops!
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Old 06-26-08, 07:09 PM
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looks good man. I love the green. What is the price as of now? How much do you have into it? I really like where you're taking it. The Hour IMO is a great "build" bike as it costs just over a frameset and you can ride it, and upgrade as you want.
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Old 06-26-08, 07:14 PM
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Absolutely, I love the geometry of this thing.


Lets see...I don't mind posting prices

Complete bike- $300 from bikes direct
Pedals- $25 from LBS
Clips- $12 on ebay
Built Wheelset/Maxxis Detonator tires/Lockring/Cog/Tubes- $385 from LBS
Bars- $30 from LBS
Grips- $12 from LBS

That totals......$764ish
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Old 06-26-08, 07:14 PM
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Looks good I dig the clips/wheel color.


I have a quick question though... would you be willing to part with your stock rear wheel (if you still have it)?
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Old 06-26-08, 07:23 PM
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Ah, funny story...The hub is kinda messed up right now...this little piece came off and I don't really wanna pay to see what's wrong with it lol
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I hear ya haha. I got in a crash and cracked my rim, so I'm in the market for a cheap replacement
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Old 06-26-08, 07:33 PM
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Ah bummer man, I wish I could help out! I'm gonna be in the DC area soon too, but the rim isn't really useable currently :-\
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It's all good. I can't even ride right now cause I busted my finger pretty bad in said crash..starting physical therapy tomorrow to get full range of motion back in it . I'm being a hawk and waiting for the Alex R-450 wheelset from Benscycle to come back in stock so I can grab a set
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pt for your finger?
waht kind of finger injruy was it?
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Old 06-26-08, 08:13 PM
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50% displaced fracture on the big bone of my middle finger. it required 6 pins and a metal place to put it back together. The PT is mostly for my knuckle, since its still kinda swollen and I can't quite move it yet. (Accident happened ~3 weeks ago)
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Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
Ah, funny story...The hub is kinda messed up right now...this little piece came off and I don't really wanna pay to see what's wrong with it lol
What? It's not a bomb. Look at it. Take it apart, figure it out. If you can operate a screwdriver, you can do this.

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I hear ya haha. I got in a crash and cracked my rim, so I'm in the market for a cheap replacement
You mean a new rim, right? Is it because of the disposable society we live in that would suggest you need an entire wheel, or mechanical deficiency? You can do this. Buy the same rim so you can reuse the spokes. Lace it up. If you don't trust yourself, your lbs will look it over free when you're done and make minor adjustments for <15 bucks.
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Originally Posted by Peedtm View Post
You mean a new rim, right? Is it because of the disposable society we live in that would suggest you need an entire wheel, or mechanical deficiency? You can do this. Buy the same rim so you can reuse the spokes. Lace it up. If you don't trust yourself, your lbs will look it over free when you're done and make minor adjustments for <15 bucks.
I was under the impression that it'd cost me about $70+ to get a new wheel built hmm.. now I am reconsidering.
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Old 06-26-08, 09:55 PM
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awesome man! i have the same bike, same color.

its a great starter bike and its tons of fun at a LOW price!

i do have a brake on mine so no non-machined deep Vs for me. hehe
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Old 06-26-08, 09:59 PM
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Haha I considered getting a brake but I live in a place that's not terribly scary to ride with no brake


My first rule for riding is this...

Ride like you want to see tomorrow.


I haven't had a problem yet
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PS...


Just won an auction on Ebay for some 38mm Nitto B-123AA
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Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
-Bottom bracket will be upgraded soon to Sugino
Why would you want to do that for. Even people that run Sugino cranks don't use their loose bearing bb because of the maintenance involved. I think some more research is in order.
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that's the 75 bb. i suspect he's shooting for the sealed one. i could be wrong, however.
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Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
PS...


Just won an auction on Ebay for some 38mm Nitto B-123AA
looking foward to seeing them on the bike. i havent made the jump on a set of track drops yet.
a. i want black
b. dont wanna spend too much
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I got them used for $51 shipped...not a bad deal IMO...and I want Purple, so some painting is going to be in order... Probably going to start by polishing and laying a purple clear over top to get an anodized look. Not sure yet.


And I am looking at a sealed BB for sure...Anybody got any better options that won't put me in the poor house? It's 103mm
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Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
I got them used for $51 shipped...not a bad deal IMO...and I want Purple, so some painting is going to be in order... Probably going to start by polishing and laying a purple clear over top to get an anodized look. Not sure yet.


And I am looking at a sealed BB for sure...Anybody got any better options that won't put me in the poor house? It's 103mm
purple anodized you say? try duplicolor metalcast. they have several colors (purple as well).

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Originally Posted by Peedtm View Post
What? It's not a bomb. Look at it. Take it apart, figure it out. If you can operate a screwdriver, you can do this.



You mean a new rim, right? Is it because of the disposable society we live in that would suggest you need an entire wheel, or mechanical deficiency? You can do this. Buy the same rim so you can reuse the spokes. Lace it up. If you don't trust yourself, your lbs will look it over free when you're done and make minor adjustments for <15 bucks.
If the rim took a bad enough hit to crack it, I'd venture a guess that the spokes have suffered a bit as well. I'd go with new spokes just to avoid using any materials that have been overstressed; but that's just me.
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If the rim took a bad enough hit to crack it, I'd venture a guess that the spokes have suffered a bit as well. I'd go with new spokes just to avoid using any materials that have been overstressed; but that's just me.
Yes, I agree. I was hit and then run-over by a F-150 Work Truck on my road bike that made my rear rim (Ksyrium Elite) unstable - safest bet was to get a new rim and spokes. The price of $70 probably included a rim ($40) and a full-build ($30).
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Nice. I too have the same bike and am having a blast with it. great starter fixed gear IMO. I need to take some pics too now that I have modified mine but have been weary of it as windsor seems to get a lot of hate round here.
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Old 06-27-08, 01:27 PM
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Someone should start a windsor hour picture thread in spite of the kilo TT one.
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I didn't realize that The Hour comes threadless. Copy/pasted from BD:

"Forged/Welded Aluminum, Removable Bar Clamp, Black Finish 1 inch Quill or Threadless 1.125 (No Choice)"

Weird. I've always liked the dark gray, and would be even more tempted if it came threadless.
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