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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 07-08-08, 04:09 PM
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Does anybody know if the headtube accepts 1 1/8 steer tubes?
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Old 07-08-08, 04:17 PM
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Well mine came w/ a 1 1/8" threadless hedset...so I would definitely say


I don't know
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Old 07-08-08, 05:04 PM
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It came from BD with a 1 1/8? According to their website both, the threadless and the treaded, are 1".
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If you have questions about your Windsor, just phone any Cyle Spectrum Bike shop. (800-goog-411). They have dozens of skilled technicians with many decades of training and experience who can give you detailed advice about any aspect of the bikes that BD and Cycle Spectrum sell. At most of their stores, eight or ten technicians are stationed by the phone 24 hours per day, just in case any BD customer has questions or concerns.

If you need any parts for a BD bike, phone them, and a BD technician will personally deliver the part to your home tomorrow morning and put the bike on your bike.
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Old 07-08-08, 05:40 PM
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I donno what this post is all about ^


But anyways, no it says on the site...1" threaded or 1.125" threadless (no choice)


Originally Posted by BD site
Headset CH Sealed CageBearing 1 inch or Threadless 1.125 (No Choice)
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Old 07-08-08, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jwave View Post
I picked an Hour recently to be my beater/errands bike. It's my first fixed gear and love it so far. I thought the gearing (48/16, as according to BD's site) was kind of heavy, especially going up a couple hills here in Jersey City. The other day I took off the rear wheel to tighten the lockring and discovered they shipped my bike with a 15T cog! That's 86 gear inches! No wonder I can't skid!
After reading this post, I went downstairs and checked my cog.. 15t, not 16! wtf! No wonder it was so hard to pedal around some of the hills near my house haha. I hope my 18t isn't going to be too spinny!
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Old 07-08-08, 07:06 PM
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whoa really? now that makes me want to check my old one...brb haha
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I've been hoodwinked!


My original cog was 15T!

Then w/ my V's I had a dura ace 16T


now I've got some random 17T...neat to know...never though about looking into it



FWIW the Moto Messenger my gf's got has a 16T cog on it straight from BD
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Old 07-08-08, 07:37 PM
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Oh wow, mine is a 15t cog as well.

I wondered why my buddy with a Bianchi Pista always seemed like he was spinning faster than I was.
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Old 07-08-08, 07:53 PM
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Seems the whole 15t cog thing isn't a rare occurance... Think BD would send us all a 16t if we asked?
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Old 07-08-08, 08:20 PM
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that'd be sweet...I've already got one but I could sell it haha
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wow, i just went and checked my cog and it is indeed a 15t. I had switched it out right away and put it in a drawer so I never even looked at it to be honest, but, still strange!
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Old 07-11-08, 07:59 PM
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Too late to check mine, my wheels sold on craigslist in 15 minutes! Here's my frame fresh from powdercoating (2 stage):


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Too late to check mine, my wheels sold on craigslist in 15 minutes! Here's my frame fresh from powdercoating (2 stage):


Nice color. How much did you sell your wheel set for?
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How much does powdercoat go for? I'm considering a matte red (like the silver it came with but red), not sure if that's possible with powdercoat though.
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Old 07-12-08, 08:44 AM
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I listed the wheels for $85 since Bikeisland's site is selling them on ebay for $99 plus shipping. I got 7 responses in a couple hours but one guy came straight from work & picked them up.

I paid $120 for the powdercoating. Joe said that if you don't want metallic, like a matte finish it would be like $75. I would have been happy with a matte (which is really what I wanted) but for the color I chose I think it's great.

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Old 07-12-08, 08:46 AM
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The finish looks like this:

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Old 07-12-08, 09:29 AM
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yes! that's awesome
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That metallic looks sweet
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I was thinking about the messenger because it comes with brakes. Unless... can you get an entire front and rear breaking system online for $50 or less (after shipping)?
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You can get a pair of brakes and brake levers from bikeisland for $40 shipped. Hope you can get the bike in your size, that's why i went for the hour.
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My Hour gets here tomorrow. I'll be sure to get some pics. Also got the brake set up from BikeIsland, that should get here tomorrow aswell.

I'm guessing I should take apart most of the bike and grease everything. How well greased do bikes come from BD?
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Old 07-15-08, 07:59 PM
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Mine came very well greased. I know because I had to take it all apart for the powdercoat.

My wheels, tires, tubes, saddle get here tomorrow. I can't wait to ride again. I think I'm about to order the carbon fork fom Nashbar since they have a sale until 11PM.
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The stock tire doesnt last very long under skidding. I found that out the hard way yesterday
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make sure to grease anything that you have to put on


definitely double check the cog/lockring tightness and grease for sure


Important stuff like BB and headset were put together properly though...cog/lockring was NOT though on all 3 BD bikes i had experience with
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