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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 10-01-08, 11:51 AM
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anyone swap out the fork for one with less rake?
considering it...... any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by Cmullin17
https://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FORMULA-17T-...d=p3286.c0.m14
is this ok for my bike, or is it garbage
formula makes decent parts, but the hour's chainring and chain are 1/8". a 3/32 would work, but why not just make everything match up?
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Originally Posted by Cmullin17
https://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FORMULA-17T-...d=p3286.c0.m14
is this ok for my bike, or is it garbage
Garbage. Go get a 1/8 eai cog. Bobm-proof.
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Originally Posted by Cmullin17
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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Garbage. Go get a 1/8 eai cog. Bobm-proof.
ditto. i forgot to give my reccomendation lol. i got the EAI deluxe 17T and it's a really nice cog.
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Word. I have a 15t cog from them (was running only surly cogs for a while) and I love the upgrade. It's so stiff. I've heard those formula cogs are very soft and wear quick.

btw, did I seriously spell "bomb" wrong? I need a drink...
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Originally Posted by triplesixer
I've heard those formula cogs are very soft and wear quick.
my roommate has had that 3/32 formula cog on his conversion for a year and it seems to be holding up ok
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How hard does he ride? Is he riding with brakes (or even 1 brake)?
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no brakes. he doesn't ride too hard tho. just a daily commuter to school and some errands.
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Then it will probably do just fine. If he was really mashing hard on it and riding 100 miles a day he may have problems.
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thanks for the input

how about this one

https://cgi.ebay.com/ESJOT-Track-Cog-...3286.m20.l1116

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Originally Posted by triplesixer
Word. I have a 15t cog from them (was running only surly cogs for a while) and I love the upgrade. It's so stiff. I've heard those formula cogs are very soft and wear quick.

btw, did I seriously spell "bomb" wrong? I need a drink...
I figured that it was FROM the drinking
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Yay. My hour is here.
In the box. Me and my dad are going to build it in any couple minutes.
I will post once im done.
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Well?
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Here's two shots of the beginning stages of my Windsor build. I stripped the finish so I could fill in the welded areas at the tube joints. I never liked the welds. Here's the headtube and seat cluster. The color will be undergoing a candy yellow topcoat soon.

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hm...interesting concept...what did you use to fill the joints like hthat/
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Originally Posted by iansmash
hm...interesting concept...what did you use to fill the joints like hthat/
FGE Metal to Metal filler. It's basically ground aluminum in a resin base. Has better workability that most body fillers, and doesn't absorb moisture.
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Looking good duane.
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Originally Posted by dougland89
polishing a turd...a turd....
Why do you keep checking this thread if you dislike the Hour?
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Originally Posted by dougland89
polishing a turd...a turd....
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Originally Posted by dougland89
polishing a turd...a turd....
Kinda like when your mom started dressing you up in diapers and cute knitted uni-tards instead of flushing you down the toilet?
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Just got my Windsor Hour today, I love it, great price, rides smooth, excellent bike.
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Originally Posted by Cmullin17
thanks for the input

how about this one

https://cgi.ebay.com/ESJOT-Track-Cog-...3286.m20.l1116
I wouldn't cut costs on cogs. It is worth it to spend a bit more money and get a higher quality cog (i.g. EAI, Surly ect) in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by dougland89
polishing a turd...a turd....
and your kilo tt pro is high end, right
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I wonder how many pulled the trigger on the Hour due to this thread?
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