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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 07-16-12, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by LanEvo
I would flip that red wheel to the back, so that you get a contrast of red in the front and rear, as the bullhorns are already red upfront.
not his bike and the front hubs don't accept cogs so you cannot just swap front for rear.
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I was wondering if the 49cm tope tube slopes up or is it straight?
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Originally Posted by DrewDown
I was wondering if the 49cm tope tube slopes up or is it straight?
https://www.pedalroom.com/p/windsor-t...ard-5702_1.jpg
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https://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l6...gflio1_500.png

i see a slight slope
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I love my bike, had it two years now =). Gotta do a full overhaul and repaint sometime in the near future. Also the chain is silver, but it's dirty in the pic. I just cleaned it and it's back to its original shine



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Hey all, I'm having a dilemma trying to choose between 54 or 56cm.

I did my inseam and total height measurements twice and got different results both times so take a look at both my fit calculator results:

https://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5931/18745742.png
https://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9136/35370580.png

Now I've heard from all over that top tube is the most important thing to fit, and even with the differencing inseams/heights both of them are basically determined to be the exact same length. If you average the high and low of each set of results and divide it by four to take the average you get 555mm, which is right inbetween the measurements for the 54 and 56 bikes, as seen here: https://windsorbicycles.com/track.htm

What do? Thanks in advance for help.

Edit: Just tried this for a third time and I somehow managed to shave almost 30mm off of the top tube...: https://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5007/29960006.png

What is going on =S

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Old 08-17-12, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by JumplnTheFire
What is going on =S
Did you redo the measurements or just put in the same measurements? Regardless, if you are between two sizes it is better to go with the smaller frame as you can compensate for this somewhat be having more seatpost showing and getting a longer stem, whereas it is not as nice to have a too large frame. Some people like to have smaller frames anyway because they are supposedly more responsive.
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Originally Posted by prooftheory
Did you redo the measurements or just put in the same measurements? Regardless, if you are between two sizes it is better to go with the smaller frame as you can compensate for this somewhat be having more seatpost showing and getting a longer stem, whereas it is not as nice to have a too large frame. Some people like to have smaller frames anyway because they are supposedly more responsive.
I looked at the original two and compared them with the third test results and received almost close to the same measurements all three times, minus the trunk measurement which went from the original 27 inches to 24.5. If I were to base my selection of off this third test what would I do about such a gap between the top tube and seat tube measurements?

Good to know about it better to have a smaller frame than a bigger frame!
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Does the 2010-2011 frame have clearance for 35c tires? with stock fork? im making a cyclocross bike
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
Does the 2010-2011 frame have clearance for 35c tires? with stock fork? im making a cyclocross bike
Why're you using a track bike (albeit w/ slightly slacker geo) to build a cyclocross bike? O.o From what I've read online, people can fit 32s with all stock. Some say they get rub, depending on the tire, but most seem to agree that's the hour's limit for tire size. Are you... riding it on cyclocross terrain? Because if you just want the beefiness benefit for road use I would just say get like 25, 28, or heck even 32 Schwalbe Marathons. It'll feel like you're riding on butter. I ride mine with 28s and it's super comfortable, stands up to chicago streets yearlong, and handles curb jumps, tricks and etc.
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here it is, my new fixie, fresh out of the box! Im in love with it already...

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Originally Posted by Terbius
here it is, my new fixie, fresh out of the box! Im in love with it already...

nice =), enjoy it's gonna be a lot of fun. i would say though make sure you lubricate the seatpost heavily... i didn't due to not knowing and after my first winter the seatpost was stuck. it's now been over 2 years and it's still stuck after various solvents and the use of a pipe wrench/blow torch. also, in my opinion, get a front brake even if you never end up using it in your life, just so you can use it the one time you need to. if you dont want it to ruin the clean look of your handlebars even have something kooky like
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I know this is an old thread but I've been going through all the posts and this is the hottest one I've seen and EXACTLY what I plan on doing with my Hour.

If anyone can help actually; I'm about to order one and wondering if I should be getting the 52cm or 54cm. As a reference; I am 5'10-5'10.5 and a 30 inseam.

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Old 05-14-13, 09:28 AM
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Get the 54.
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+1 on the 54

I'm 5'10/10.5 with a 34" inseam and I rode the 56. Because of my awkwardly long legs it's always a hassle to find good sizes, but 54 sound perfect on you
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Old 07-23-13, 11:42 AM
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I just ordered a Yellow Motobecane Track. I wanted an Hour w/o decals.

I have been reading a lot of threads here and looking over the BD website. I want to say thanks to you guys for all the info. It made it pretty easy to figure out what bike to get. In the end it came down to the Kilo and Hour. I got the Hour/Track because the road geometry, bottle mounts (Only Kilo Strippers were available in my size, no bottle mounts) and the upspec parts on the Kilo really weren't worth the extra $120 for what want to use the bike for....fixed gear road training.

I got some parts to make some changes right away. Tektro 340 levers for the drops will give me another hand position, a 17T cog to get me to a more reasonable 71 gear inches (no hills in my part of FL but I want to spin), a brake nut to move the rear caliper to the front and some eggbeater pedals so I can use my MTB clipless shoes.

I can't wait to get it together!

After I ride it for a while I will get some 20h/24h track hubs from www.bdopcycling.com and some matching H Plus Son SL42 rims. Looking to end up with a classic road ride not a hipster rainbow vomit fest.

BTW, In case no one noticed the new Hour Plus is lower spec than the 2012 Hour. The rear drop outs are not as nice and the seat post is a tube and clamp head like department store bikes.
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Originally Posted by StabbyJoe89
if you dont want it to ruin the clean look of your handlebars even have something kooky like
Please don't. People will point and laugh.
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Originally Posted by Adrianm1972

BTW, In case no one noticed the new Hour Plus is lower spec than the 2012 Hour. The rear drop outs are not as nice and the seat post is a tube and clamp head like department store bikes.
Yeah, several of the bikes on BD have seen a decline in quality recently.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Yeah, several of the bikes on BD have seen a decline in quality recently.
...or an increase in price.
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Don't know if this is the right spot to ask but got a question about this bike. I have a 2012 (maybe even 2011) version of The Hour. I just tried to put on an SRAM S300 crankset and the included GXP bottom bracket. It wouldn't fit. The chainring would not clear the frame. Has anyone with this bike run this crankset? And did you need spacers at all? Thanks.
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sounds like you might have to use some of the spacers that came with the s300's gxp bb? i looked at an amazon listing and it said that it does include spacers, but i dunno if your purchase did. also got this from googling
https://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-667028.html

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