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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 08-01-08, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
why wouldn't you just do it the CORRECT way?
Tools are expensive. Especially chain whips. At least, when I first looked into them, I distinctly recall a "wow, that's expensive" feeling. Rotafixing works absolutely fine.

Lockring tools, however, are inexpensive and would be a vast improvement over vice grips. Especially for someone riding brakeless, I would think.

*shrug*
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Old 08-01-08, 02:35 PM
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heres mine, its all stock, sorry for the iphone pic
kind of makes a lot of noise
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Old 08-01-08, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Cmullin17 View Post

heres mine, its all stock, sorry for the iphone pic
kind of makes a lot of noise
Loosen the chain a bit the stock tension is really tight
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Old 08-01-08, 04:43 PM
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Meh, lockring tool shlockring tool, I wouldn't buy a tool unless I need to use it more than once.

Cmullin, welcome to the club!

Tim, don't you wish you got a Windsor? (heeheeheehee)
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Old 08-01-08, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
Tools are expensive. Especially chain whips. At least, when I first looked into them, I distinctly recall a "wow, that's expensive" feeling. Rotafixing works absolutely fine.

Lockring tools, however, are inexpensive and would be a vast improvement over vice grips. Especially for someone riding brakeless, I would think.

*shrug*
not when you have super safe track ends.
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Old 08-01-08, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
Tools are expensive. Especially chain whips. At least, when I first looked into them, I distinctly recall a "wow, that's expensive" feeling. Rotafixing works absolutely fine.

Lockring tools, however, are inexpensive and would be a vast improvement over vice grips. Especially for someone riding brakeless, I would think.

*shrug*

I found a Pyramid lockring too and chain whip combo on sale at www.ebikestop.com for $11, not expensive.
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Old 08-02-08, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
I changed up a bunch of stuff


new wheels/hubs/tires
bars
pedals/clips


all of the things I changed, I felt were basically garbage (IN MY OPINION)


BB is next as well as saddle...(saddle just because I ripped mine ****ing around)

Also maybe shorter cranks b/c I feel like shorter might be better (165mm)
If you're going to throw half the parts away, why not just buy a frame and build it with your choice of components from the beginning? I don't get the economics of buying a complete bike in this case.
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Old 08-02-08, 02:40 PM
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It wasn't a smart decision on my part. I bought it because I didn't know I would end up enjoying it as much as I do.


The thing that keeps me happy is that I know that when the time comes, I can buy a quality frame and swap over the components I choose to keep and can keep the rest as a wall adornment.
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Old 08-02-08, 09:07 PM
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Quality frame?
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Old 08-02-08, 09:23 PM
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ok, better quality frame


Keirin? I donno. Pista Concept or some crap like that


I really liek the Cinelli Vigorelli


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Old 08-03-08, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by squeakywheel View Post
If you're going to throw half the parts away, why not just buy a frame and build it with your choice of components from the beginning? I don't get the economics of buying a complete bike in this case.
I dont know if this counts but I recently met a guy who was given a road frame (vintage Raleigh) that he wanted to convert. It was pretty bare from what he told me... he bought a Windsor The Hour (almost a year ago, it was yellow) solely to get the parts off of it. He then sold the frame since he didn't have a use for it. It sounds backwards, scrapping a track frame for an old road frame, but he likes the old frame so whatever.
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Old 08-03-08, 10:59 AM
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I have my sights set on a pista concept. I saw that the pistas are made in Taiwan
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Old 08-03-08, 01:43 PM
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Anybody else get a lot of pain from the stock seat? If so, what did you upgrade to?
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Old 08-03-08, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jokercykoe View Post
Anybody else get a lot of pain from the stock seat? If so, what did you upgrade to?
I just bought a new saddle.. going to test it out a bit today. But yea, I had some pain on longer (10+mile) rides
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Old 08-03-08, 01:59 PM
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honestly I think the stock saddle fits me pretty well but it does hurt a big when I ride like 15+ miles.

I'm going to pick up a san marco rolls from my lbs soon hopefully
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Old 08-04-08, 07:22 AM
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I found the stock seat uncomfortable, too.
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Old 08-06-08, 04:47 PM
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Has anybody in here converted their threaded forks with a 1 1/8 threadless fork? I got a headset but it won't fit in the headtube, not even close. Unless there are different sized headsets for different sized headtubes? The inside diameter of the headtube is 30mm. Any advice?
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Old 08-07-08, 12:07 AM
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my roomate just got one. funny stuff.
hey bigbris, where in manhhatan r u from?
and where do you ride?
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Old 08-07-08, 08:15 AM
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I got mine in Jan - Changed Stuff: Bars to Profile bull horns, specialized B/G seat, tires to Conti Race wire bead - added old 105 Brakes w/TT style levers- old SPD style pedals everything else is stock. Other than chain lube I have performed "0" maintenance - it is my bike of preference unless I have to climb..........Could not be happeier for the price.
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Old 08-07-08, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by silsteve View Post
Has anybody in here converted their threaded forks with a 1 1/8 threadless fork? I got a headset but it won't fit in the headtube, not even close. Unless there are different sized headsets for different sized headtubes? The inside diameter of the headtube is 30mm. Any advice?
There are different sized headsets for different sized head tubes. A 1" headtube takes a 1" headset and a 1 1/8" headset fits in....yep, a 1 1/8" headtube. The BD site states that the threaded stem is 1" and the threadless is 1 1/8".

Advice? Get the one that fits.
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Old 08-07-08, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by joeoner View Post
my roomate just got one. funny stuff.
hey bigbris, where in manhhatan r u from?
and where do you ride?
151st Street in Harlem. I ride the Riverside bike path from 158th to Battery Park, sometimes I go the opposite direction up to Inwood. Other days I ride in the Bonx.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
I have my sights set on a pista concept. I saw that the pistas are made in Taiwan
The concept is also made in Taiwan. Or is that what you meant?
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Old 08-07-08, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by onespeed89 View Post
I found a Pyramid lockring too and chain whip combo on sale at www.ebikestop.com for $11, not expensive.
if you bought it how's the quality of it? i tried a park tool lockring tool before and it wouldn't stay on my lockring
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Originally Posted by Bacchusbill View Post
There are different sized headsets for different sized head tubes. A 1" headtube takes a 1" headset and a 1 1/8" headset fits in....yep, a 1 1/8" headtube. The BD site states that the threaded stem is 1" and the threadless is 1 1/8".

Advice? Get the one that fits.
Thanks for the info and advice .
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Old 08-18-08, 10:27 AM
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here is mine
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