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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 09-27-08, 11:58 PM
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Old 09-28-08, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Punx
Yeah i agree the quill does look funny, i way rather have a threadless.
Is it better to get the 15t or 16t?
Personal taste I suppose. The only reason I posted it is because the bike is advertised with a 16t cog, and people are getting their bikes with a 15t cog.
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Oh.
But would it be bad to have a 15t cog on it?
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no, it's a gear ratio just like any other


the thing is, 48/15 is a fairly heavy gear ratio, especially for a novice rider who isn't physically up to par with someone who has been training/riding for a long time
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Oh i understand.
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Old 09-28-08, 10:32 AM
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I noticed the difference immediately after switching to a 16t. I'm going for 48x17 to have 18 skid patches since I ride brakeless.
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You mean 17 skid patches?
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lol 18 skid patches on a 17t
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Anyone know how to take off the decals without repainting the the whole frame?
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I'm getting my Hour soon and I was wondering also how to remove the decals without messing up the paint.
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Originally Posted by gasftl
Anyone know how to take off the decals without repainting the the whole frame?
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I'm getting my Hour soon and I was wondering also how to remove the decals without messing up the paint.
Some Hour owners have sanded thru the clear coat & then sanded the decals off. Others of us have just had the frame resprayed. Choose your poison.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
The calculator I used came up 18. But I suppose it's just as well that ***** would challenge that. 17 or 18 is better than 1.
48x17 = 17 skid patches
48x18 = 3 skid patches

YOU CAN'T GET 18 SKID PATCHES WITH A 17T NOOB.
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yeah just think about it logically...


if you can't think about it and figure it out and you don't trust theory...then do this


put your pedals at 3/9 oclock, skidding position. put a piece of tape on the tire...rotate once, look, count, rotate again, look, tally


rinse and repeat until you're going over the same spot more than once
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Noob question, but do you guys have a recommendation as to where I can find a reasonably priced 17t cog? Also, will I need a new lockring or can I use the same one from the 15t cog that was shipped from Bikesdirect?
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Local bike shop?

Expect to spend between $20-30 on good stuff and they'll probably throw it on for you for free if not like a couple bucks at most.
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the lockring can be reused, although some people would argue that an inexpensive dura-ace lockring would be a slight upgrade over the stock no-name one
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Old 09-29-08, 06:38 PM
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I think the lockring that comes stock on the Hour is a Formula lockring which I think is soft aluminum. Upgrade to steel rotafixa & done.
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Seriously, wth is your problem bigbris1? What else are you trying to prove? You already proved that you're stupid and stubborn. Are you trying to prove that you're a ****** now or what?
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he totally edited that, lol .
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lol i noticed that too
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Old 09-29-08, 07:44 PM
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I think the mods deleted that. Anyway, keep it up youngsters. You'll learn sooner than later.
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Originally Posted by gasftl
Seriously, wth is your problem bigbris1? What else are you trying to prove? You already proved that you're stupid and stubborn. Are you trying to prove that you're a ****** now or what?
I started this thread to exclaim my love of my newly purchased frame & to create a platform for other Hour owners. Why are you here?
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Old 09-29-08, 07:56 PM
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I'm here to tell you that you can't have 18 skid patches with 48x17.

/facepalm
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the way some of you guys talk about this bike has me wondering if my broke self should keep saving for a 925
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https://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FORMULA-17T-...d=p3286.c0.m14
is this ok for my bike, or is it garbage
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