Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - nyc bikes fixie builds?
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12-19-05, 05:33 PM
12-19-05, 05:35 PM
12-19-05, 05:36 PM
I have heard 99.9% negative feedback about them.
Although I have not dealt with them, that's enough to keep me from doing so.
12-19-05, 05:38 PM
do iro make aluminium frames?
12-19-05, 05:42 PM
yes iro have aluminum frames. jamie roy and highlander
even if nycbikes didn't have 99% neg feedback.
as far as i know, iro has 100% positive feedback (including the times i've dealt with tony)
12-19-05, 06:00 PM
they want to sell you one bike.... they don't want to be your 'bike shop'
12-19-05, 06:05 PM
so, assuming i get an off the shelf bike, would you recommend the pista over the jamie roy?
12-19-05, 06:17 PM
i would choose the jamie roy over the pista because the iro wheels and headset are much better than what is on the stock pista. for a bike i'm going to be riding around town i would choose sealed bearings over loose ball every time.
if you want a brake, i think you can get one set up cheaper than $60. talk to your LBS and see if they have any used levers/calipers.
12-19-05, 06:19 PM
thanks! i just got a big windfall, so ima get the iro
12-19-05, 07:14 PM
If you just got a big windfall, look into the Deluxe wheels for the IRO, or a custom frame...
12-20-05, 05:56 PM
ask tony if you can get the rear wheel fixed/fixed instead of fixed/free. since you'll never want to coast again, you'll be happier later.
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