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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 10-04-08, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
I wonder how many pulled the trigger on the Hour due to this thread?
Seeing as you ride one, probably very few.
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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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I was wondering what kind of front brake would fit on the hour since it has that hole. Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Punx
I was wondering what kind of front brake would fit on the hour since it has that hole. Thank you.
I use this setup and it works perfectly.
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Originally Posted by patrickgh
I use this setup and it works perfectly.
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I just purchased and install that same setup. Works great on the Hour.
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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.
I just installed a Surly 17t cog & yes, it is better than the Cobra cog I had on there. It just looks/feels more beefy & better, first off. Plus it runs smoother & quieter.



The only downside is that I sullied my white bar tape after the install since there was nowhere to wash up. So I had to go back to black.

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Originally Posted by patrickgh
I use this setup and it works perfectly.
Thanks for the help.
Did you just put it like on the left side of the stem?
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Well it's been a little over a week since I got my Hour, and I've put about 100 miles on it, so now I can say a bit more about it...



Overall - I love the bike. Looks good, rides great, and I've got nothing but complements from friends, co-workers, and random strangers even. Quality is much better than I would expect for the cost, but there are a few things I'd like to change.

I do know that I am not a fan of the factory saddle, but that can be easily fixed. It's not bad, but on longer rides (anything over an hour) it makes my sittin' bones hurt.

The cheap stem was bothering me. It's just ugly. I had a Dimension stem laying around that I installed to correct said ugliness.

The handlebars are almost identical to my spare Dimension bars. The stock bars are just a bit wider than my other set, and they weigh just about the same. Because of this I said screw it and I'll rock the stock bars.

So I'll rock the $299 bike without any problem. It gets me back and forth to work, and on enjoyable evening and weekend rides.
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It's a solid ride for the price. If I wasn't so OCD I would have rocked the stock stuff except the saddle, too.
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hey im looking to upgrade my fork, looking for something that will make the ride a little tighter, any suggestions?
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I've been looking to do this for a while, but because of the size of my frame my options were more limited than others. It all depends on your frame size & whether you're threaded or threadless. Basically look for a fork with 35-38cm rake.
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Anyone having problems with their fork? If I lift my bike on the front just a tiny bit, I can feel the fork moving.
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Not stock:
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Mystery "Big Cheese" chainring.
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Originally Posted by Punx
Thanks for the help.
Did you just put it like on the left side of the stem?
Yup. Initially I wanted to put it on the right, due to my left middle finger still being in its healing process, but the cable just works better as a left lever.
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Originally Posted by gasftl
Anyone having problems with their fork? If I lift my bike on the front just a tiny bit, I can feel the fork moving.
Sounds like either your headset needs tightening or maybe missing bearings (top or bottom, your choice).
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Lookin' good tramnineteen!
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Originally Posted by dougland89
you can't double post like that...
Sure you can.
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Bigbris what kind of drops do you have on your hour?
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The only mark on them is a small nL near the bar end. I have no idea what brand they are, but they are aluminum.
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pretty much stock...






mks sylvan track pedals/clips
nitto rb021 bars
dura ace cog/lockring

new rear wheel on the way
along with some paint work tbd in the near future.
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^Nice. What rear wheel are you going with?
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i was gonna go with a dp18, but the more i look at the alien wheelset the more i like them.

i really dig the new H Plus Son wheels. super deep. almost zipp looking.
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I actually just ordered an Hour, I'll post pics once i get it. As this is my first fixed, I'm going to put on a front brake. I also wish i could've built a fixed from the ground up, but I couldnt wait for the frame to show up on craigslist
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I looked at it this way, you'll have a bike with some decent components at a great price including shipping that you can ride now. Then, if you so desire, you can change components, while waiting for "the frame" to show up on CL, eBay.
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