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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 01-01-11, 10:00 PM
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My current set up, I am thoroughly enjoying riding clipless.
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just had to say that i ordered my windsor hour and it comes this week
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[QUOTE=swanktaspi;11294097]Here's my Windsor, finally switched out the 15t cog to a 19t. So much better! Everything else is pretty much stock. And to help with those that are buying, 5'7" with a 79.5cm cycling inseam, 54cm frame. Sorry for the low quality, camera on my phone.

what did you do with your front brake? i need some suggestions.
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Here's my hour that I bought a few months ago. Everything's still stock, but gotta love riding it! Planning on switching out the pedals, bottom bracket, and cog soon...

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Originally Posted by savphoto.net
Here's my hour that I bought a few months ago. Everything's still stock, but gotta love riding it! Planning on switching out the pedals, bottom bracket, and cog soon...

Very nice.
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Originally Posted by savphoto.net
Here's my hour that I bought a few months ago. Everything's still stock, but gotta love riding it! Planning on switching out the pedals, bottom bracket, and cog soon...

Nice(: I have a yellow one... I hate what the did to the new yellow, Friend of mine has a 2010 model and the yellow looks like mustard compared to my 08 model... But the bike looks good(: Might want to try getting new pedals.
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Yeah, I just ordered some new pedals last night. Some MKS GR9's with MKS Toe clips and Soma straps. I think I'm going to regret buying the Soma's since I did some research after buying, but we'll see.
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Good choice on the pedals.
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Originally Posted by savphoto.net
Yeah, I just ordered some new pedals last night. Some MKS GR9's with MKS Toe clips and Soma straps. I think I'm going to regret buying the Soma's since I did some research after buying, but we'll see.
Soma straps are pretty great...

Good choice!
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That's reassuring, thanks! I'm also going to order a 17t with a wheelset sometime soon.
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Rode my Hour with my new GR9 pedal setup for a good 20 miles and it is so much better than the stock pedals!
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^ whoa. you and evil have similar tastes.

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Does pedal strike become a problem with a 650c in the front, it seems like it would lower the BB? Just curious.
nah, it's pretty much nonexistent now actually.
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Stripping for me i see(: oo. What color?

I'll be doing this soon. Getting it a special color(: can't wait.
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I think the eco stripper worked out just fine. Onto prep and paintwork!
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Eco stripper looks awesome. Was it stinky?
Candy paint job?
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Originally Posted by fixedgear80
Eco stripper looks awesome. Was it stinky?
Candy paint job?
"CiITRISTRIP Safe for Indoor Use, No Harsh Fumes, Strips Multiple Layers"

I let it sit for most of the day, and some of the logos needed a bit more elbow grease, but it turned out great. As far as the paint job goes... Can't say which way its going now... Had a little issue with my method of painting.
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My method of painting the bike didn't work out, and I wasn't terribly concerned about the end product, and I know there are things I would have done differently had I cared about the end result... but the bike was $70 to begin with. I had fun, learned a few things, and it turned out decent enough. I'll be throwing it up on craigslist so no need for advice to change anything.



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you might as well hit it with some frame saver too.
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Hey adriano, When i get my bike powdered do i need that stuff too? d:
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
Hey adriano, When i get my bike powdered do i need that stuff too? d:
pics of powdercoat first.
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Originally Posted by Lilcphoto


Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
Hey adriano, When i get my bike powdered do i need that stuff too? d:
Frame Savers are used to prevent the bike from rusting on the inside; you've had the bike for 3 years now, it might be a little to late.
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Originally Posted by Vixtor



Frame Savers are used to prevent the bike from rusting on the inside; you've had the bike for 3 years now, it might be a little to late.
Awhh, I've noticed that the seatpost was pretty rusted. I just cleaned it out with steel wool and i oiled the frame a little. i did the same to the head tube and i sprayed oil into the down tube and top tube so idk...
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Originally Posted by Vixtor
Frame Savers are used to prevent the bike from rusting on the inside; you've had the bike for 3 years now, it might be a little to late.
What do us sad stupid people who didn't use frame savers 3 years ago do?
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