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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 07-27-08, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
I think you can flip the seat mount on your conversion so it sits back further.

Just be careful of your knees on that small frame.
it isnt that. i like the leaned over stance. it just that i have to stand up to get any power. its like riding a bmx bike lol
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Originally Posted by j1mi
here is my 08 white 56cm windsor in a nice bike orgy. it's in there somewhere amongst the more expensive ones. peep the vertical Bridgestone frame *drool*. my windsor keeps good company at least.

I love that shot. Thanks!
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can any one recommend me a decent brake set,
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Originally Posted by Cmullin17
can any one recommend me a decent brake set,
For just a front:

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1085

Set:

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=482


I have the front brake, and it works great.


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Also, heres a shot of my bike in the backroom of my job. Still awaiting a new saddle..

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anyone recommend a decent saddle for the HOUR?
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I am also the only one who rides my bike daily. I don't have a lot of money to buy new tires every month. I don't always use the HB. I like to have it for the sudden stops!
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Old 07-28-08, 02:41 AM
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not sure if ive posted my windsor on here yet, but here goes. i have since changed out the back tire to a black one. and also ordered a zen crankset/sugino bottom bracket.



yea i know, it screams tarck... i like it though, its a solid ride for the price.
lemme know what ya think
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what kind of front wheel is that? im looking for an ALL black wheel setup (for the rear), need machined for the front. =(
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So how did you guys remove the decals?
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Originally Posted by FrenchFries
anyone recommend a decent saddle for the HOUR?
I got a Selle San Marco Ponza saddle & I have to say that it is sooo much more easy on my sit bones than the stock Velo saddle. It seemed like it should be harder because it is thinner but is actually really comfortable on 20 mile rides.

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Originally Posted by bigbris1
So how did you guys remove the decals?
There are a few stickers that can be removed (the Cromoly one, made in taiwan) but everything else was sanded/primed/painted over
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+1 on that seat......ive had mine for about 8 months and its a nice ride....just make sure you adjust it a couple of times to get the right set up
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Originally Posted by __Nicholas
not sure if ive posted my windsor on here yet, but here goes. i have since changed out the back tire to a black one. and also ordered a zen crankset/sugino bottom bracket.



yea i know, it screams tarck... i like it though, its a solid ride for the price.
lemme know what ya think
wheel is super cool!
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Old 07-28-08, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by __Nicholas
not sure if ive posted my windsor on here yet, but here goes. i have since changed out the back tire to a black one. and also ordered a zen crankset/sugino bottom bracket.



yea i know, it screams tarck... i like it though, its a solid ride for the price.
lemme know what ya think
What prompted the BB swapout?
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Here's how my Hour is currently set up.




A shorter stem is coming in order to give me a more upright riding position.

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I couldn't imagine riding with bars that short... too twitchy I'd think
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Originally Posted by patrickgh
I couldn't imagine riding with bars that short... too twitchy I'd think
Its the same as riding solely on the tops of drops.
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Originally Posted by sain
Its the same as riding solely on the tops of drops.
You're probably right.. I'm just guessing since I've never ridden shorter straight bars, just the stock bars I'm a fan of switching up hand positions though
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I ride up top on the drops but my hands are spaced more than all of the dudes I've seen with drops. I like the versatility with hand positions. I ride like I have hoods when standing & really go into the drops with a good headwind.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
What prompted the BB swapout?

well my BB was sounding pretty clickity clackity for lack of better word lol. and i wanted to get a 46 tooth chainring, and i figured if im gonna get the sugino crankset, i should get the sugino bottom bracket as well.
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dope setup

Originally Posted by __Nicholas
not sure if ive posted my windsor on here yet, but here goes. i have since changed out the back tire to a black one. and also ordered a zen crankset/sugino bottom bracket.



yea i know, it screams tarck... i like it though, its a solid ride for the price.
lemme know what ya think
It looks good mate. The paint looks legit
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^^^ thanks for the saddle advice. Another quick question in regards to the stock kenda tires, how much psi are you guys pumping into the stock tires? Im a bit confused, the wall says recommended max psi 110; is that recommended to run at 110psi or should never be maxed near that range? (Im currently at 80-85psi front and back)
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Originally Posted by iansmash
I feel like it's an unbranded chinese made product similar to the hubs it comes with as well. (AFAIK...my LBS tech was appalled by the hubs on the stock wheels when I got my V's)
i think that is a business ploy.
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Originally Posted by FrenchFries
^^^ thanks for the saddle advice. Another quick question in regards to the stock kenda tires, how much psi are you guys pumping into the stock tires? Im a bit confused, the wall says recommended max psi 110; is that recommended to run at 110psi or should never be maxed near that range? (Im currently at 80-85psi front and back)
I wouldn't exceed the recommended psi too much. I changed my tires out to Michelins & now I can run a hight psi because I am heavier.
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Originally Posted by FrenchFries
^^^ thanks for the saddle advice. Another quick question in regards to the stock kenda tires, how much psi are you guys pumping into the stock tires? Im a bit confused, the wall says recommended max psi 110; is that recommended to run at 110psi or should never be maxed near that range? (Im currently at 80-85psi front and back)
I normally pump my tires up to 110psi on my gauge. Obviously it loses a bit when I take the pump off..so I'd guess 90psi?
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