Purchased in June 2014 from an estate sale. This is a singlespeed road bike, from the online retailer Bikes Direct. They call it the Windsor Clockwork. Here are the specs from their site:
|Frame||100% Cr-Mo, Euro Bottom Bracket (English/Standard Threading), Water Bottle Mount, Front & Rear Fender Mounts (Clearance on Rear is tight, not all fenders will fit)|
|Fork||Triple Butted 100% 4130 Cr-Mo w/ Fender eyelets|
|Crankset||3-pc Aluminum Alloy, 170mm, Euro Sealed Bearing, 46T Alloy|
|Bottom Bracket||Semi Cartridge Bearing ST|
|Cassette/Freewheel||16T Freewheel ( 1/8 )|
|Chain||KMC Singlespeed Silver (1/8)|
|Front / Rear Hub||Formula High Flange Alloy, 32H, Ball Bearing, Nutted/
Formula High Flange Alloy, 32H, Ball Bearing Nutted, Fixed Flip Flop
|Spokes||14G Stainless Steel|
|Rims||Weinmann XR18 OR Alex R500 (No Choice, Cannot Choose), 32H, Double Wall w/ CNC Sidewalls|
|Tires||Kenda K176, 700 X 25c|
|Brake Set||Tektro 510A Dual Pivot Caliper F&R|
|Brake Levers||Traditional Road, Alloy, F&R
|Headset||1.125 inch sealed bearing for threadless steerer|
|Handlebar||Aluminum Alloy Road, 7 Degree Sweep, 26.0 diameter|
|Stem||Aluminum 3D Forged Alloy +/-10 degrees (can be flipped up or down)|
|Tape/Grip||Velo Cushion Wrap Foam|
|Saddle||Windsor Super Light w/ Custom Cover|
|Seat Post||Windsor Micro Adjust Alloy 27.2|
|Seat Clamp||Ultralite alloy – Bolt-on, 30mm|
|Size||52cm (545mm top tube length, 30.1″ standover, 72° head tube angle, 74° seat tube angle, 409mm chainstay, 282mm bottom bracket height)|
The previous owner had changed the saddle to a Forte Softail, which I expected to hate but which I ended up loving, so much so that I have purchased the same saddle for two other bikes.
I thought at first the bike was too small. The bars were really low. I ended up buying an adjustable stem and raising the bars as high as I could, and that worked fine. I also bumped up the tires to Pasela 28s. Of course, I swapped the pedals, and added two water bottle cages.
The singlespeed is a really good fit for the terrain where I live, and I’ve even taken the bike on some gravel roads, and it’s done well. I wish it could accept wider tires (seems to be limited to about 30mm in the rear, slightly more up front).
I’ve enjoyed this bike a bunch. I really do appreciate the simplicity of the machine, and the relative light weight. I’ve ridden it on two century rides, and one 4-day supported tour. I even rode this in a duathlon, and averaged 19.2 MPH on a 20-mile course (WAY above my typical speeds). It’s a really fun bike to just zip around on.
Windsor Clockwork Stats
- Mileage: ~4600 miles
- Eddington Miles: 36 miles
- Eddington Minutes: 92 minutes
Stats thru the end of 2018
Windsor Clockwork Photos