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Old 09-27-07, 04:33 PM   #1
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New Rob Roy Group Buy Thread.

The previous RRGB thread is a little "cluttered" and terribly confusing for anyone new. I would like to use this thread for simple and direct information.

The present status:

The price is $160 for a frameset (one frame, one fork, nothing else) in your choice of Orange, Black or Dark Green.

A $60 deposit buys you in.

Frames will be ordered after the end of the sale in October, it will take months after that to get your frame.

The RRGB order page at IRO is down.
http://www.irofixedgear.com/index.as...TS&Category=25 This sort of thing is reported to have happened before. The proprietor is on vacation, apparently not updating any business while away. Previous Group Buy participants seem largely unconcerned by this. I recommend their example.

Here's the Rob Roy Info page with a geometry chart. There will be a size 62 frame offered in the group buy - no specs on it, but pretty surely a continuation of the trend. http://www.irofixedgear.com/index.as...WPROD&ProdID=8

If you've got any updates or information please add to this thread.

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Old 09-27-07, 06:46 PM   #2
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Sorry if this has been addressed before, but i the frame/fork disc compatable? It sort of looks like they are in the pictures, but I can't tell for sure.

Also, is it 520? The IRO website doesn't seem to mention the brand of steel they use.

Thanks!

I've been wanting a singlespeed... darn if this won't cut into my budget for a geared bike. I may not be able to resist though.
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Old 09-27-07, 07:14 PM   #3
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I just looked at the website and, too bad these are single speed. I would jump in if these could take gears. Anyway, they appear to be priced very well, even for SS. You guys will end up with a fine SS bicycle. I ride too many hills and, at my age I need to downshift.
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I just looked at the website and, too bad these are single speed. I would jump in if these could take gears. Anyway, they appear to be priced very well, even for SS. You guys will end up with a fine SS bicycle. I ride too many hills and, at my age I need to downshift.

Mines getting a Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub. Gears? Hell yeah! Derailers? Hell no!
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Old 09-27-07, 08:19 PM   #5
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how does a nexus hub work with drop bars? i thought it only worked with a grip shifter?
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LD103 HubBub Bar End Adaptor

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/shimano-nexus.html


Sheldon seems to imply there are other ways, but he doesn't clarify what they are.
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Old 09-27-07, 11:09 PM   #7
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Sorry if this has been addressed before, but i the frame/fork disc compatable? It sort of looks like they are in the pictures, but I can't tell for sure.

Also, is it 520? The IRO website doesn't seem to mention the brand of steel they use.

Thanks!

I've been wanting a singlespeed... darn if this won't cut into my budget for a geared bike. I may not be able to resist though.

Not disc compatible. And I don't know the kind of steel, sorry...

For the Nexus 8 speed you can also order the Alfine shifter as it's the same hub internally. It's a rapid fire style shifter that'll mount on any diameter bar.
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rnhood, there are chain tensioners that have derailleur hangers.
revell makes some, but i'm sure other companies do as well.
so you could get a rob roy and still run gears,
especially since it can take a 130mm hub.
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Good news! The group buy webpage is fixed.
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Umm.... I just got an email saying that my frame has been shipped....

Dear Scott xxxx,
We would like to inform you that your order 3xxx9 placed on 9/6/2007 10:12:00 AM has been shipped.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Order Shipped Via: UPS Worldwide Expedited


Billing Information:

Scott xxxx
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xxx xxxx Crossing Rd
P.O. Box xxx
Samford, Queensland 4520
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Payment Information:

Paid via PayPal Express Checkout

Shipping Information:
Shipping Method: UPS Worldwide Expedited
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
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Product Information:

Rob Roy Group Buy
58cm
Dark Green
Part#: Rob Roy Group Buy
Manufacturer Part#: Rob Roy Group Buy
(Qty: 1 x $60.00)



Subtotal: $60.00
Tax: $0.00
S&H: $68.30

Final Total: $128.30

(email slightly edited for obvious reasons)


or am I not reading it right?
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Old 09-28-07, 05:45 AM   #11
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Most of the IRO frames (excluding the Jamie Roy and Angus) are double butted 4130 steel. The main triangle is butted but the stays are straight gauge. This is the same configuration as Reynolds 520 (which is really just "Kleenex" vs "tissue").
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Just placed my order for a 56cm green to replace the 54cm blue that's just a touch too small for me. Plus, green is superior to blue.
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LD103 HubBub Bar End Adaptor

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/shimano-nexus.html


Sheldon seems to imply there are other ways, but he doesn't clarify what they are.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention I have some links:

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/rohloff.html#barend

http://sheldonbrown.org/raleigh-inte...l-nexus11.html

Sheldon "Prefers HubBub" Brown

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I wonder if Tony's vacation was actually a trip to the Interbike show.

This group buy frame is for my wife. It'll get a Nexus (or perhaps a black Alfine) hub and (no insults, please) an ebike conversion kit from werelectrified.com.
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Group buy page is back up!

http://irofixedgear.com/index.asp?Pa...PROD&ProdID=88
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any idea when the rest of the money is due after we throw the deposit at it? Thank you!
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any idea when the rest of the money is due after we throw the deposit at it? Thank you!
When the frames are ready to be shipped (At least 3 months)
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When the frames are ready to be shipped (At least 3 months)
Nice, plenty of paychecks to waste on the build until then.
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Well i've priced out my parts. Again, it's going to cost me ~$1000 total to build the bike the way i want (frame price included).



Fortunately i've already got a CX bike and a fixed gear/SS bike so i can let the frame sit on the side while i slowly collect parts for it. It'll be Bike Build 2008 for me.
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Nice, plenty of paychecks to waste on the build until then.
Exactly! I hope to build mine the day it arrives.
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We ought to have a BFRRGB Build thread with projected builds. That ought to give everyone some ideas on what to buy if they haven't made up their minds yet.
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Well i've priced out my parts. Again, it's going to cost me ~$1000 total to build the bike the way i want (frame price included).
Let's compare notes:

Frame: Rob Roy (56cm, orange)
Fork: Carbon/aluminum steerer cx fork (no name made by one of the big Taiwanese factories)
Stem: Ritchey Pro (31.8mm, aluminum)
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro (27.2mm, carbon)
Seatpost Collar: Axiom (bolt-on)
Handlebars: Ritchey Pro Biomax (42cm. 31.8mm)
Brakes: Tektro (them there fancy new ones)
Cranks: SRAM Omnium (172.5mm, 144bcd)
Chainring: Sugino Messenger (42T, 144bcd, 1/8")
Chain: KMC K710 (1/8")
Cassette Cog: Surly (18T, 1/8")
Wheels: Meh? Still on the fence ... probably hand-built w/ a 10-speed hub
Tires: Michelin Mud 2
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR (black)
Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL
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Let's compare notes:

Frame: Rob Roy (56cm, orange)
Fork: Carbon/aluminum steerer cx fork (no name made by one of the big Taiwanese factories)
Stem: Ritchey Pro (31.8mm, aluminum)
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro (27.2mm, carbon)
Seatpost Collar: Axiom (bolt-on)
Handlebars: Ritchey Pro Biomax (42cm. 31.8mm)
Brakes: Tektro (them there fancy new ones)
Cranks: SRAM Omnium (172.5mm, 144bcd)
Chainring: Sugino Messenger (42T, 144bcd, 1/8")
Chain: KMC K710 (1/8")
Cassette Cog: Surly (18T, 1/8")
Wheels: Meh? Still on the fence ... probably hand-built w/ a 10-speed hub
Tires: Michelin Mud 2
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR (black)
Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL
Looks like our bikes will be twins. My post isn't going to be carbon.
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Let's compare notes:...
Frame: Rob Roy (54cm, orange)
Fork: IRO Rob Roy Fork (frameSET remember?)
Stem: IRO 100mm black
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seatpost Collar: Salsa Liplock (probably a 30mm like the previous group buy frame)
Handlebars: Generic Nashbar 40cm
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4 (already have a leftover set so i don't need to buy them), Cane Creek levers and Nashbar inline cross levers
Cranks: IRO 170mm (from IRO Build Kit)
Chainring: IRO 46t (from IRO Build Kit)
Chain: KMC Z-Chain (from IRO Build Kit)
Cassette Cog: IRO 18T (from IRO Build Kit) for fixed and an 18 or 20T freewheel on the other side.
Wheels:
Rims - Velocity Deep-V 32 hole (probably Lime Green or Electric Blue)
Hubs- IRO 32 hole high flange fixed/free (rebadged Formula hubs)
Tires: Michelin Mud 2 (i have a new set at home from another bike), also a set of Continental Gatorskins for road riding
Saddle: Forte Fusion
Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL
Headset: FSA Orbit (from IRO)

Other misc stuff include MKS chain tugs, brake cables/housing, cable hanger for front brake, spokes, bottle cages, etc.

Now if i can just figure out what handlebar tape color to pick i'll be set. No black, no white, no pink (i did pink on the other fixie already).
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Ya, I'll be tossing the fork in the parts pile right away but the one I saw to replace it illicited "sexy thoughts" at first glance. Any rational thought went right out the window and my gear ***** true nature took over. Whatever the case, I can't wait for the bike to come together.

@sfcrossrider, Pro post or WCS? I ran the numbers and the carbon Pro post is lighter/cheaper than the alu WCS. I've been running a 31.6mm carbon post on my Devinci for 2 years now, so I'm willing to risk carbon. Be sure to quote this post when I stab myself in the ass months from now.
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