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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-20-05, 07:51 PM   #1
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SS Recommendation

I'm ready to spring for a single speed to ride during lunch hours through the winter. This will be my first single speed. I'm leaning toward one of these:

1. Van Dessel Country Road Bob
2. Kona Unit
3. IRO Mark V

Any thoughts about these bikes? Other suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 09-20-05, 07:54 PM   #2
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correct me if i'm wrong iro owners but i don't believe the mark v is drilled to accept a rear brake, thus it's not suitable for freewheel ss
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Old 09-20-05, 08:23 PM   #3
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it is drilled for a rear brake. those are three pretty different bikes, though. i happen to own a mark v and a unit... and they are both great bikes for their intended use. i guess you just have to decide if you want a road bike or a mt bike. and if you get the iro, fix it. or at least give it a try on the flip flop.
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