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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 03-01-11, 04:10 PM
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1) You need 2 brakes, both front and rear.

2) Don't worry about the anodizing, the brakes will work.

3) Changing from fixed to free won't help your knees unless you also gear down.

4) All you need to do is flip your wheel and install a single speed freewheel.
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Old 03-02-11, 09:36 PM
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Hello,
I tried searching, but was unfortunately unsuccessful! What are the largest tires the Hour can fit?

I live in Minneapolis, so I'd be happy with the 23s (or 25s) they'd come with during the warm months, but would like to use my 30 knobbies in the winter.

Has anyone done similar?

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Old 04-09-11, 09:22 PM
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Changed out the stem, handlebars, seatpost and seat. Feels much better!
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if you have bad knees you need to gear down. It doesn't matter if you have strong legs, big legs. the pressure on your knees will hurt sooner or later.
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Old 04-12-11, 07:05 PM
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BAHHH, trying to get rid of my windsor The hour!!!!!! but can't seem to get rid of it
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Old 04-12-11, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gasftl
New pic of my Windsor. Bullhorns ftw.

Anyone know what seat this is?
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Old 04-12-11, 07:59 PM
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the lettering is off due to the lighting but im pretty sure thats a turbo. it could also be a charge bucket or a soma tabo, possibly...
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Old 04-13-11, 09:21 PM
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I noticed something weird.. I was looking at bikes on BD, and it appears that my Windsor came with the chainwheel and seat off the Motobecane Track, and possibly the handlebars. Did this happen with anyone else?
Here's the stock MB Track


And here's the stock Windsor
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Old 04-13-11, 09:37 PM
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I believe they come from the same factory. At least they're the same frame.

BD is also notorious for their poor quality control, though I doubt there is much of a difference in quality, if any, in the parts you received compared to the pictured stock parts on The Hour.
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Old 04-13-11, 10:45 PM
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Dont be fooled, Same bike the bacon just has differnt handlebars and differnt rims and differnt tires. i think differnt pedals and everything else is the same. Same headset bb and crank arms.
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Old 04-14-11, 08:33 AM
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Don't worry, if you think you got the motobecane handlebars, because I think they are better anyway. I've seen both in person, but of course that is preference.
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Oh and the picture of the windsor is outdated, The crankarms and chainring used to be truvitiv back in 2007-08 from 8.5 to now they use the same arms. The seats are the same, just a differnt vinyl
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Old 04-26-11, 10:35 PM
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Old 04-28-11, 10:25 PM
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So i just got my Hour in today, built it up and its ready to go. I have a few questions though...what the hell are these for

and is there a way to cut the brake wires shorter so that i can put them on the front wheel instead of that back wheel?
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Old 04-28-11, 10:48 PM
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I'm thinking that's to put on the inside of the reflector clamps.
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Old 05-15-11, 02:24 PM
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I see some of you guys that have Windsors without decals. Are they easy to remove?
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Originally Posted by Jaytron
I see some of you guys that have Windsors without decals. Are they easy to remove?
They are under a clear coat. I'm in the process of painting my frame matte black.
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shoot, okay well I ordered Black and it says matte or shiny no choice. I want the matte but in the end I really don't mind cause I want to take off the decals.

Since there's coating over it, which matte black paint do you recommend? Can I just buy this from say HomeDepot and spray it on myself then add a coating layer or should I take it to a professional place? Will airbrushing it work?
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Originally Posted by Tayweezy
shoot, okay well I ordered Black and it says matte or shiny no choice. I want the matte but in the end I really don't mind cause I want to take off the decals.

Since there's coating over it, which matte black paint do you recommend? Can I just buy this from say HomeDepot and spray it on myself then add a coating layer or should I take it to a professional place? Will airbrushing it work?
I just painted mine matte black. I sanded it down, used Krylon primer and paint, and let it sit for a week or so in a warmish place. It came out looking nice too.
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oh awesome. How much did it run you? Less than 30 dollars ?
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dude just get a motobecane track, same bike.
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Motobecane Track comes in gloss black. He wants matte. Also, it ran me about $10. Not including the sander.
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
dude just get a motobecane track, same bike.
Doesn't the Motobecane Track have a hi-ten fork too? :/
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Old 05-25-11, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ohnoitsvincent
Doesn't the Motobecane Track have a hi-ten fork too? :/
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Yes exact same frame, Same cranks/headset, differnt bars differnt saddle. and wheelset. Only differnt is that it comes with out stickers.
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