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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 08-21-08, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by fordfasterr
fork angle is lax on the windsor. The KiloTT seems tighter.
No toe overlap can be a beautiful thing!

Originally Posted by nerdsports
i wanted to get a low rake fork for my windsor for that reason. altho it doesnt really matter bc the advantages (if any) wont be a huge deal to me.
I was thinking of doing the same by getting a 40mm rake fork. We'll see. I went Keirinesque :

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Old 08-21-08, 08:09 PM
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'tis tight




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Old 08-21-08, 08:11 PM
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ONLY IF BD shipped to Canada... I don't mind the extra $50 charge...
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Old 08-21-08, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ben_liu
ONLY IF BD shipped to Canada... I don't mind the extra $50 charge...
They ship UPS & UPS def goes to Canada. PM Mike & see if he'll do it.
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Old 08-21-08, 08:19 PM
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Care to PM me his profile? I am not sure who mike is.

Thanks!
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I'm pretty sure the Windsor Hour fork is 40mm rake stock


You could maybe get one from bikes island that is 38mm
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Old 08-21-08, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by iansmash
I'm pretty sure the Windsor Hour fork is 40mm rake stock


You could maybe get one from bikes island that is 38mm
it's listed as 43mm. My HT is 75deg. I know that changes depending on what size you have.
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here's my windsor the hour with brakes... aka the motobecane messenger







got my 40t chainring gear installed and picked up some bmx grips. i know the bars are close together, and the bike rides as twitchy as a crack*****, but i LOVE it! lol
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isnt there supposed to be a new windsor? clockwork or something of the sort thats technically the hour with brakes? and where did you find out the rake?
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Old 08-23-08, 11:57 AM
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Thought I needed an outdoor shot...



The irony, my Windsor leaning against my gas-guzzling Range Rover...
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They look a lot better with a threaded setup. Do they come with the option of threaded or threadless?
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i believe they are still all currently threaded in stock form.
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Actually, their site says you get no choice, but I've determined that it depends on the size you need vs what they have in stock. The new shipments have threadless setups. Originally I wanted a threadless but now I'm happy with the threaded.
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aw boo originally I wanted threadless but now I was hoping they were still threaded.
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threadless is better.
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Threaded looks a lot nice i think, it still gives it that older classier look
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i just noticed the stock wheel is flip flop... im thinking of maybe adding a 17t or 18t cog on the free side. Any recommendations as to which brand i should opt with (as well as lockring). Do I need to get another chain or is it ok to run on the stock one?

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You can use the same chain, you just have to figure out if its 1/8" or 3/32". Its more than likely 1/8" so just make sure to order a 1/8" cog. I dont really know much about cog brands and everything. Ive heard Soma are good. And Dura Ace but they dont make them in any size bigger than 16t. Be sure to get a good quality lockring though and make sure its tightened down super tight.
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Originally Posted by itschrisb
You can use the same chain, you just have to figure out if its 1/8" or 3/32". Its more than likely 1/8" so just make sure to order a 1/8" cog. I dont really know much about cog brands and everything. Ive heard Soma are good. And Dura Ace but they dont make them in any size bigger than 16t. Be sure to get a good quality lockring though and make sure its tightened down super tight.
thanks for the advise. Im currently looking at a milwaukee 18t cog + lockring combo. Any of you had any experience with this set up?

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Any better pictures of the Matte Grey? I can't decide between silver and grey, they're out of white! =(
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the matte Grey ended looking better than the white. More of a gunmetal. Kinda made me glad they were out of stock.
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Old 08-24-08, 12:17 PM
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The matte gray is nice, just like the Fuji Track '08 grey
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that front brake mount hole looks like an anus.
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Originally Posted by FrenchFries
thanks for the advise. Im currently looking at a milwaukee 18t cog + lockring combo. Any of you had any experience with this set up?

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That lockring isn't going to fit on your freewheel side.
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