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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 09-08-08, 12:34 AM
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FWIW remember these frames are sized center to top with about 2-3cm of seat tube extending beyond the top tube so you might have to size up. For instance, my 61cm frame is actually 58cm ctc with a 58cm ctc top tube.

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Thanks, htat was good info, i was afraid of ordering a bike too small~! I think a 56cm should do me fine then.
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If I wanted a 53" frame, would I just go with a 56" frame? Or should i go for a 54"?
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I can only speak of the 61cm frame, but after measuring again using the center of the crank bolt I got:

60cm C-T
57cm C-top of top tube
56cm C-C
58cm C-C top tube

All great news since I'm looking at getting an NJS frame, which is why I've been measuring so much.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
I can only speak of the 61cm frame, but after measuring again using the center of the crank bolt I got:

60cm C-T
57cm C-top of top tube
56cm C-C
58cm C-C top tube

All great news since I'm looking at getting an NJS frame, which is why I've been measuring so much.
Wow - that's an unusual way to measure - to the top of the collar?

That makes your 61 similar to my 56 cm road bike... and I was thinking of getting a 56

So what is the stand over on your 61?
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83.5cm floor to top of top tube. 29cm floor to center of crank bolt.

Remember, your roadie might have a longer seat tube due to a lower BB.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
83.5cm floor to top of top tube. 29cm floor to center of crank bolt.

Remember, your roadie might have a longer seat tube due to a lower BB.
interesting. The web site says a 61 is 33.5" stand over (85). 83.5 is closer to the spec for a 58.
And yes, my roadie does have a lower BB - but it is 56 ctc; 57 ctt by my measurement. I was wondering why BD shows a 3 cm difference between ctc and ctt measurements when the tube is only about 2 cm diameter (1 cm radius). Now I know why. The 55cm Kilo added recently may be a better fit now. It has a better top tube length for me. Is there a kilo pro in my future????
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What kind of replacement headsets fit the hour? I wanna get a nice new chrome one but im not sure about race size and stack height and that stuff. Can anyone help?
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I didn't think that much into it, I just bought a 1" Tange threaded headset.

You'd have to determine if your is 1" or 1 1/8" tho
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Its 1" threaded
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hey everyone im new to the forum and ill be receiving my brand new white windsor hour in the mail and im super excited
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Been stalking this forum for so long, but finally pulled the trigger on the Windsor. I just couldn't wait for the Kilo. Plus, I am too new at this fixed gear thing to be able to tell the difference between the two bikes. How long does it take for BD to ship their orders? I live in Northern Cali.
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It took about a week for mine to arrive.
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Me too, one week.
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What is the BCD of the FSA cranks, i looked it up and wasnt sure if it was the same as the double and triple versions which was 110.
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Originally Posted by tranimal
Been stalking this forum for so long, but finally pulled the trigger on the Windsor. I just couldn't wait for the Kilo. Plus, I am too new at this fixed gear thing to be able to tell the difference between the two bikes. How long does it take for BD to ship their orders? I live in Northern Cali.
Hey, I ordered mine on september 8th. It shipped out yesterday, i guess it took 3 days to process. It was scheduled for the 15th but today it got a recheduled delivery for the 17th. So i'd say a little over 5 or 6 business days. I'm in Northern Cali too so it should be about the same.
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sp3cialed,

i just bought mine on the 8th also and it's due to arrive on the 17th in the bay area (walnut creek). where are you located and what size did you get?
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What is the BCD of the FSA cranks, i looked it up and wasnt sure if it was the same as the double and triple versions which was 110.
Mine are 130
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awesome, thanks
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i am also in contra costa (in hercules). i bought a 49 cm matte grey. i can't wait for it to arrive.
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I wanna order mine too. I know I asked before but I want to be positive before I get it. Here is the question. 32inch inseam, whAt size, 54 or 56? I am 5' 11". Thanks!
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mine only took 3 days to get here i have a 31 inch inseam and 52cm is perfect
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mine is up for sale.
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Perfect meaning an inch clearance from the top bar?
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Old 09-12-08, 11:50 PM
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mine is up for sale.
Did you find that vintage lugged frame you were lookin for?
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