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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 11-17-10, 12:18 AM
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Its called Linear pull momentum.

I think your a smelly troll btw.
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Old 11-17-10, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
Its called Linear pull momentum.

I think your a smelly troll btw.
What makes you think that?
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Old 11-17-10, 01:05 AM
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you ask dumb questions
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You need a minimum speed get the gyro effect going and keep the wheel strait. Can your ride with no hands? The principal is exactly the same.
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Old 11-17-10, 08:57 PM
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2010 model

39t chainring
flip 'n' chop, Duvel corks
5 degree 90mm stem
Nashbar cyclocross fork
Nashbar cantilevers (Tektro rebrand, afaik)
Crappy BMX chain tugs (since removed)

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I normally roll with the stock clips and straps, but I had taken them off for polo. I'll be picking up a set of platforms and Catalinas when they're back in stock.
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Old 11-20-10, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by striknein
2010 model

39t chainring
flip 'n' chop, Duvel corks
5 degree 90mm stem
Nashbar cyclocross fork
Nashbar cantilevers (Tektro rebrand, afaik)
Crappy BMX chain tugs (since removed)

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I normally roll with the stock clips and straps, but I had taken them off for polo. I'll be picking up a set of platforms and Catalinas when they're back in stock.
Thats nice. What offset is your fork.

I hate the gray. is that the new model? what did your sticker say? made in where?

I have a picture of mine. mine said made in japan... i need to find it. and also my Serical number is differnt from all the other 09 models.
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Old 11-20-10, 11:43 AM
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I believe mine was made in China. I took off as many stickers as I could the day it got here.

The fork has a 45mm offset. Since it's also longer, it changed the ride significantly. I'm building it up as a fixed commuter.
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Old 12-06-10, 12:05 AM
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I feel like the purchase of a new bike with a dedicated thread full of pictures is like walking into a "chat" room going "hey whats up...I'm like you guys"

I might have a project bike in my hands by this time tomorrow, we'll see how it turns out...
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Project #4... Dirt cheap, needed tires (and I have a few lying about...) threw these on to snap the shot before I replaced the tubes, took the handle bars and seat off, pedals... waiting for the crank puller, and feels like the headsets smooth.

Since I picked it up so cheap I am going to try some stenciling/airbrush work on the frame and see if it turns out. It's a 61cm, but the standover seems perfect for me...though it might look a bit odd when I get it all adjusted...seems like I won't have too much seat post showing...

Either way, it's one that I picked up to sell, though I'll definitely have to ride it around a bit.
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Old 12-07-10, 01:00 AM
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Dirt cheap project bike is perfect to sharpen your skills, great find Lilc. Is that an 1 1/8" threaded fork?



Now for something completely different:
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Old 12-07-10, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Vixtor
Dirt cheap project bike is perfect to sharpen your skills, great find Lilc. Is that an 1 1/8" threaded fork?
Why yes it is! My first threaded bike in a LONG time. I definitely don't want to spend any money that I don't have to, but I will take it apart and the headset out to paint the frame. Anybody have any suggestions as to a "theme" of this bike? I make custom vinyl decals that I want to try stenciling, and when I try to think of a good "theme", my head hurts with all of the ideas.
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Thinking of selling my Hour! but it was my first bicycle and my only fixie left. Anyone else move on from theirs?
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Old 12-12-10, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jtso23
Can you guys walk your hour by holding just onto just the seat? Every time I try it the front wheel flops over to one side after a couple steps. Is my headset loose or is it the geometry?
Sounds like a loose brain stem.
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hey guys i was wondering whats the biggest chainring i can fit on a windor clokwork
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Old 12-23-10, 11:52 AM
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Old 12-24-10, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Lilcphoto



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how'd you get a quill stem on your bike i thought the hour was a 1 1/8 threadless?
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Old 12-24-10, 02:26 AM
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how'd you get a quill stem on your bike i thought the hour was a 1 1/8 threadless?
Older model. i think 07 they switch over.
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Old 12-24-10, 05:18 AM
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my trackie "hour" with allcity straps 17tcog and lockring. mks pedals, soma cages and weinman wheels. i use this more than the roadie cause its just more exciting going brakeless and its a better workout if you dont wanna bike too far
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Old 12-25-10, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
Older model. i think 07 they switch over.
My buddy and I both got one within a month or two and he got threaded and I got threadless....

Just sayin'
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My bike came with none of the parts specified from the chart so idk.

It came with a seatpost from some company other then kalloy, it came with a differnt stem, came with a fsa headset and it had just black crank arms. the wheelset was the same but it had a 13 tooth cog and a 15 on the freewheelside and in the parts box a 17 tooth.

It came with all metal track pedals instead of plastic ones, and serial on the bottom is same from fuji track classic.
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
My bike came with none of the parts specified from the chart so idk.

It came with a seatpost from some company other then kalloy, it came with a differnt stem, came with a fsa headset and it had just black crank arms. the wheelset was the same but it had a 13 tooth cog and a 15 on the freewheelside and in the parts box a 17 tooth.

It came with all metal track pedals instead of plastic ones, and serial on the bottom is same from fuji track classic.
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
My bike came with none of the parts specified from the chart so idk.

It came with a seatpost from some company other then kalloy, it came with a differnt stem, came with a fsa headset and it had just black crank arms. the wheelset was the same but it had a 13 tooth cog and a 15 on the freewheelside and in the parts box a 17 tooth.

It came with all metal track pedals instead of plastic ones, and serial on the bottom is same from fuji track classic.
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Old 12-27-10, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by araw at bituin
i have a cf 650 fork that's gonna go with a 26" spin wheel but i have yet to cut it. should look like this though -


Does pedal strike become a problem with a 650c in the front, it seems like it would lower the BB? Just curious.
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Old 12-28-10, 10:28 AM
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anyone know the crownrace for the stock fork?
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I'd say it is 30.0mm since it is a 1 1/8" fork.
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