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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 11-11-05, 06:31 PM   #1
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Old 11-11-05, 06:34 PM   #2
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Mazel Tov! I like the red wheels. looksa pretty cool. Have fun riding it.
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Flip the stem, clem. Hot.
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First time riding a fixed and you ride brakeless? Was it pretty hard to learn or get used to?
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That IRO saddle looks much better than the cloud nines that used to come on them. Not that it matters, the saddle only lasted about 2 days on the bike anyway.
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First time riding a fixed and you ride brakeless? Was it pretty hard to learn or get used to?
I did also. It was liberating. And not hard. Just be safe.
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Old 11-11-05, 09:31 PM   #8
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New stem please... the rise hurts my eyes.
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look at how much seatpost is showing. You really think he should use a lower rise stem?
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Old 11-11-05, 10:48 PM   #10
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I've since flipped the stem and lowered the seatpost. That pic was right after I first got it assembled. I really like the extension I get with the stem flipped. Also, I will post pics of the saddle later. It's black with black carbon-looking weaved panels and red constrast stiching. It's really nice. Red is my favorite color. Tony also hooked me up with the deluxe wheelset for free, for the sake of time.
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ah... I assumed you had the seatpost at the correct height in the pic.

I like looks of that fork. The pics on Tony's site show curved blade forks on the Mark V, but I like it better with the straight one.
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Tony also hooked me up with the deluxe wheelset for free, for the sake of time.

I KNEW i should've gotten an IRO.
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So what do you have?

Sorry for the thread steal!
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It's a Mark V, stock, except the wheels, which are black IRO hubs laced on black spokes with red machined Velocity Deep V rims - Tony threw those in for free "to save you some time and to save me some time." The thing is fu<king immaculate, I want to have sex with it it rides so nice. I may go with a 120+ mm stem for a longer reach. I definately recommend going with IRO over a pista, langster, or whatever because Tony is a person who truly cares about each and every bike he puts out as well as the customer who's buying it. I ordered it from him, myself, and I couldn't be happier. I'll throw up more pics later.
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i have a pista.

/hijack.
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I'm also thinking about switching the red tape to a black & red speckled tape, but the deda tape is so nice i'm having doubts. As far as riding brakeless, I didn't really have a choice - my cousin is hooking me up with a front break. But what I can say is that brakless fixed is a boatload of fun EXCEPT on steep hills - where I wish I had toe clips to apply more back pressure. Other than that my 16T cog will take me as fast as I can yell "On your left!"
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Wait, you're riding clipless and brakeless. That sounds like an easy way to f0ck up a really sweet bike.
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Wait, you're riding clipless and brakeless. That sounds like an easy way to f0ck up a really sweet bike.
so do i. not f0cked up yet.
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i just see platforms, not even clipless.
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i just see platforms, not even clipless.

yeah. he hasn't put clips on yet?
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Old 11-12-05, 11:22 AM   #21
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nice dude. i have a *****.
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but basically, me gustas. nice bike dude. Get some proper pedals on there and have fun.
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Your bike is beautiful! I plan to order one soon too, and I just CANNOT wait!
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dammit I really wish Tony would have had all those wheelsets in stock when I ordered my bike last year. I just got an all black "deluxe" set. Poor pitifull me.

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Clip-less as in without clips.
Please get a brake or clips asap.
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