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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 09-21-05, 05:06 AM   #1
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IRO mark V rear breaks?

i was planning on putting together a singlespeed IRO and like the Mark V frame, but on their site it says regarding the mark V pro frame and fork:

"There is no rear brake mount on the bridge"

but in the description for the regular mark V frame and fork it says:

"The frame and fork are drilled for standard road calipers in case you want to add brakes and use it as a single speed."

so i'm wondering if anyone can tell me if there are in fact mounts for a rear break on the regular mark V frame?

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Old 09-21-05, 06:17 AM   #2
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...And that would be the difference between the Mark V and the Mark V Pro.

My Mark V Pro did not come with a rear break, or I would have returned it immediately as a defective product. If your bike comes with a rear break, I would suggest the same.

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Old 09-21-05, 06:28 AM   #3
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strong words, Devolution. aeser wants to go SS, and a r. break--er, brake--is a good idea. in fact, whatever the f.u.c.k. somebody else wants on their bike is a good idea, as long as they want it on, and it's safe. it would be nice to see fixed/track culture be a little less severe with the coolness requirements.

aeser--the Mark V has brazed-on guides on the top tube and has a rear seatstay bridge that's drilled for a r. brake. the Mark V Pro is without these things. enjoy your ride.
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Old 09-21-05, 08:22 AM   #4
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strong words, Devolution. aeser wants to go SS, and a r. break--er, brake--is a good idea. in fact, whatever the f.u.c.k. somebody else wants on their bike is a good idea, as long as they want it on, and it's safe. it would be nice to see fixed/track culture be a little less severe with the coolness requirements.

Jeez . . . looks like Devolution was simply saying he wouldn't accept a bike that literally was broken in the rear. Or not.
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Old 09-21-05, 08:25 AM   #5
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i spel gud

anyways thanks for the info, it is most appreciated.
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Old 09-21-05, 09:45 AM   #6
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Jeez . . . looks like Devolution was simply saying he wouldn't accept a bike that literally was broken in the rear. Or not.
Does anybody else find this misspelling to be the most annoying one of all? I was at a LBS the other day, and on their custom printed sign that detailed prices for regular repairs, it said:

REGULAR TUNE-UP: Lube all bearings, adjust shifters, align breaks

That, on top of crap-tastic service, is why they will get no more business from me.
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Does anybody else find this misspelling to be the most annoying one of all?
it's so bad! and it's so common on this site that i am almost becoming immune to it...
to the point where i read devolution's post and didn't get it for a second. reading breaks/brakes is turning me into an idiot.
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i'm sorry. i won't let it happen again i promise.
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does the same apply to 'tyres' or 'aksing' a question?
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'tyres' is the accepted British spelling, I think.
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my peddles are creeking. eye think eye knead two use sum greece.
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rediculous. happens ridiculously frequently.
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rediculous. happens ridiculously frequently.
how about recokulous? whats the ratio?
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my peddles are creeking. eye think eye knead two use sum greece.
Good lord, the peddling one. Whenever I read "I was peddling down the street... I imagine a prostitute. Or an old-timey salesman, ritter brush man, etc.
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'tyres' is the accepted British spelling, I think.
It is the accepted non-American spelling, I think. Only you guys write in a baby-simplified way: tire, lite...
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