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Old 07-27-05, 06:24 PM   #1
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IRO owners?

It doesn't say anywhere on IRO's website. Does the Mark V frameset include water bottle cage holes? Thanks.
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The Mark V does contain a set on the downtube.

The Mark V pro contains none.
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Just called them today and the Mark V is discontinued. BooHOo. I wanted one of those. I guess I'll get a steamroller.
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Just the standard one or the pro as well?
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Just called them today and the Mark V is discontinued. BooHOo. I wanted one of those. I guess I'll get a steamroller.
What!? I just spoke to Tony (IRO owner) personally yesterday and I ordered one. Wtf!?
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Sure about that? "Mark V all sizes in stock!" from the web site.

Business is good for Tony and the Mark V is the core of his sales, I think (based on the number I see floating around). I find it hard to believe that it would be discontinued, though perhaps just the pro lives on. I don't know. Personally, I like bottle cages.
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maybe he depleted his stock of mark v's and can't get any more from the manufacturerer, and perhaps he's ready to unleash a new frame upon us, with his kindliness and bike-savviness!
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if he gets lugs, i'll buy the hell out of one of his frames.
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is that the only difference between the mark v and the pro? braze-ons? i've wondered, but since i couldn't figure it out and didn't care enough to ask i just got the mark v. and i love it.
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It doesn't say anywhere on IRO's website. Does the Mark V frameset include water bottle cage holes? Thanks.
I got a Mark V 53cm on July 7th. Tony did mention that he was not gonna sell the Mark V Pro anymore.
I guess the two bikes were just too simillar.

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is that the only difference between the mark v and the pro? braze-ons? i've wondered, but since i couldn't figure it out and didn't care enough to ask i just got the mark v. and i love it.
The pro, appart from no braze-ons, also has heat treated and butted tubing plus no brakehole in the rear.


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I got a Mark V 53cm on July 7th. Tony did mention that he was not gonna sell the Mark V Pro anymore.
I guess the two bikes were just too simillar.

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Wow! Now my McFixie is all of a sudden becoming rare a collectible!
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