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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 10-13-08, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by silsteve
You'll probably have to validate your card through paypal, I think I had to do the same but I'm not sure.
Hrm, as in sign up for Paypal?

There's a little sign up top when you're at checkout saying you don't have to go through paypal, but the way it says it doesn't really make sense for what I see at billing info
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Old 10-13-08, 09:19 PM
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Well, you do need to sign up for paypal if you intend to use it.
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Old 10-14-08, 12:05 PM
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not nearly as interesting as duanes paint


poor quality, camera phone picture.
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That looks good.
I just got the brakes from bikeisland.
The cable is really long.
I'm not sure if i'm doing it right.
The brake goes on through that hole then you tighten it. The lever goes on the bars. The flat part inbetween the stem and the tape then you put the cable through basically. Is that right?
Should i cut the cable. I need help asap, i want to put it on tonight.
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Old 10-15-08, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by duane041
Yes, they are, and I can reach the front brake from the drop (freakishly long fingers).
It looks pretty..****ty...having those mounted too high when the drops are designed to have the brake levers mounted almost straight up and down, and level with the bottom of the bars. With a paint job as nice as that, you should take the time to mount them properly so it doesnt draw attention away from the bike.

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Old 10-20-08, 09:45 PM
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So today i went out and got a chainwhip/lockring spanner tool and put on a new 17t cog. I figure it would fix the "slipping" i have when backpedaling or accelerating, but it didnt. I applied grease to the cog and ring when tightening them and I got them as tight as possible. Yet, i still get the occasional slip. What else could it be? skidding? the bottom bracket?
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Old 10-20-08, 09:52 PM
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Did you tighten the cog seperately?
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yeah tightened the cog first, they put on the lockring, then tightened that as much as I could
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Old 10-20-08, 09:57 PM
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It's not the cog or lock ring. I had that problem on my Windsor when I got it. It's your crank set. Tighten that up.
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Old 10-20-08, 09:59 PM
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Weird. I had the same problem right when I got it but I tightened the cog and lockring and it hasn't happened since.
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check chainring for tight and loose spots
check that your chain engages on every tooth as it goes around.
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Well since we're on the topic of the Hour's problems...

Does anyone experience a sandy noise (kind of sounds like it's grinding sand) as they pedal? Is this noise from the bottom bracket bearings?
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Old 10-20-08, 10:36 PM
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My Hour is officially sold & shipped. I humbly bow out.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
My Hour is officially sold & shipped. I humbly bow out.

Thank you.
Jesus, what pathetic "I Love My POS" thread will you be starting in the near future. Fancy a Kilo TT or perhaps a CrossLake?

Maybe the Schwinn Cutter?
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I have the threadless fork Windsor. Anyone know what size of fork I should get? The 1'' or the 1 1/8 ''?
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Originally Posted by gasftl
i have the threadless fork windsor. Anyone know what size of fork i should get? The 1'' or the 1 1/8 ''?
1 1/8
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Old 10-23-08, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by clink83
It looks pretty..****ty...having those mounted too high when the drops are designed to have the brake levers mounted almost straight up and down, and level with the bottom of the bars. With a paint job as nice as that, you should take the time to mount them properly so it doesnt draw attention away from the bike.
Haven't been back to this thread in a bit, but I did take the advice and have moved the levers into this exact position. I'll probably still never get into the drops, but it looks a damn sight nicer now.
Also added a rear brake for the freewheel side, and now I have to figure out a nice, clean way to add cable clamps that don't stick out so loudly. Ideas, anyone?
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Old 11-05-08, 03:27 PM
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Has anyone had problems with the bottom bracket? What would you replace it with?
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Old 11-10-08, 03:22 AM
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believe it

believe it or not, that is my windsor the hour . prob gonna upgrade with a new frame soon.


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Old 11-10-08, 03:25 AM
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Damn.
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Old 12-25-08, 06:52 PM
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man where are all the windsors at?
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Old 12-25-08, 07:01 PM
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see teh sig.
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Old 12-25-08, 09:15 PM
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like the kilo thread is still going strong, but this one was like left for dead.
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Old 12-26-08, 12:39 AM
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i'll contribute

not so into tarcky bikes, so i made mine a touring bike. now on the hunt for a decent seatpack.

edit: i have yet to cut the excess rubber on the fender attachments. more pictures to come when i go back to college.

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Old 12-26-08, 02:05 AM
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^ looks great. i wish i had all that stuff on my touring bike, lol. i had a lot of stuff on my windsor and i really wasn't into making my bike tarcky, but i just bought a used touring bike so now im free to make my windsor as tarcky as possible! i already have white bar tape with a white saddle .
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