Windsor Clockwork

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
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
Shifters N/A
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)
Color Blackberry

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