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    Langster?

    hey guys, i'm new here. in the past year or so, i've gotten really into riding, and have decided i am ready for an upgrade. after riding my friend's converted fixie, fixed/single speed is the way i want to go. i was looking at the langster, but after some research i'm having second thoughts. are there some better alternatives to look into within the same price range?

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    Convert your own and ride it for a year.

    That is what I am doing before I buy a NICE frame to build.

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    Check out the new IRO Angus www.irocycle.com
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    IRO thirded.

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    hey, thank you all a lot. I didn't realize IROs were priced that reasonably. i'm just curious, for those of you who have experience with both the langster and the Angus, what specifically is better about the angus? I have heard bad things about the Langster's cranks and bottom bracket, so i'm assuming that has something to do with it? thanks again.

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    the IRO is steel as opposed to the Langster's aluminum frame. i have no direct experience with either but i have only heard praise about IRO on here and that will be my next fixie most likely. likewise, if you want to support the smaller businesses out there IRO would be the way to go.

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    The IRO angus was just released so I doubt any one on the forums has any experience with it. That said many people here have the Mark V or the Jamie Roy or some other IRO bike.

    I myself have a Mark V and I absolutely love it. Not only that, but Tony is the best guy you could possibly buy a bike from. His costumer service is unmatched. I went to pick up my bike from him since I live in the same city and he picked me up from the ferry and drove me back after I got my bike.

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    well, if you're in a hurry, get teh langster or the iro or the bianchi pista or whatever other generic fixy frame is out there. otherwise, i'd say keep your eyes peeled, search ebay, check out local classifieds and see if you can get your hands on something a little more unique. that's my personal opinion. there's nothing wrong with the langsters and iros, but i'm just seeing alot of 'em out there these days. hell, here in vancovuer we've only got maybe a dozen messengers on fixies and TWO of them are riding iros!

    my 2 cents

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    ok ok, i agree IROs rock, but before you decide on the make/model, you have to decide if youre a hipster or not...
    putting the pi back in pirate!
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    raleigh rush hour is is another one to consider

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud
    ok ok, i agree IROs rock, but before you decide on the make/model, you have to decide if youre a hipster or not...
    is there a secret model that comes with a limited edition chrome bag i don't know about?

    /me gets out credit card

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-ride
    well, if you're in a hurry, get teh langster or the iro or the bianchi pista or whatever other generic fixy frame is out there. otherwise, i'd say keep your eyes peeled, search ebay, check out local classifieds and see if you can get your hands on something a little more unique. that's my personal opinion. there's nothing wrong with the langsters and iros, but i'm just seeing alot of 'em out there these days. hell, here in vancovuer we've only got maybe a dozen messengers on fixies and TWO of them are riding iros!

    my 2 cents

    b

    I've only seen the pista guy and the benotto.
    and a couple conversions.

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    steamroller...all the cool kids are doing it.

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    get a D-BAB. seriously, the best bike you'll ever ride. only 10 are made a year, so you don't have to worry about seeing them everywhere you go. Last time I checked a complete bike was around $425. they make all their own parts and don't charge crazy mark up, hence the low cost.

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    You said you were a gangsta
    But you neva pop nothin'
    We said you were a LANGSTER
    And you need to stop frontin'
    You go to the dealership
    But you never cop nothin'
    You been hustlin' a long time
    And you ain't got nothin'

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    brilliant avatar you got there seasponge - I love it.

    henry lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by henry_lee
    brilliant avatar you got there seasponge - I love it.

    henry lee
    thanks you can get the shirt from http://akpress.org/2001/items/onelesssuvinthemission

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyonions
    is there a secret model that comes with a limited edition chrome bag i don't know about?

    /me gets out credit card

    no you irc nrrd, not yet, but the next question if you did answer yes, is: how much of a hipster am i?

    this will result in deciding which brand/style of messenger bag to pose in. stay tuned...
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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_
    yes thats the Angus, but the description is a little confusing, not sure if thats stock or upgraded.
    putting the pi back in pirate!
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    IRO Angus, Langster, Rush Hour... all have a more relaxed geometry. The Soma Pake, and as cliche or as "played out" as many on the forums might say, the Pista, both have more of a tight track wheelbase and on frame sizes 56 and smaller (about) do incur a bit of toe overlap. Maybe for your first, you might actually want to avoid such an issue, however, I'm not sure where you want to go with it all... all the above mentioned frames/bikes have rear facing dropouts and are entry level priced.

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    so the jamie roy is looking pretty good... is there any way to test ride one (without going to pennsylvania) before i shell out the cash for this?

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    what do you want out of this frame? are you hoping for track time or just commuting/road riding? i have a jamie roy. it's a great single speed/fixed road bike; it is by no means a track bike. the geometry is more relaxed than a typical track bike, but still has a slightly aggressive feel. also, since it's aluminum, you can ride it in crappy weather without worrying about rust. i have a carbon fork on mine, which makes the ride feel great.

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