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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 12-19-05, 06:33 PM   #1
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nyc bikes fixie builds?

recommended?
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Old 12-19-05, 06:35 PM   #2
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no.
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IRO.
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Old 12-19-05, 06:36 PM   #3
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I have heard 99.9% negative feedback about them.
Although I have not dealt with them, that's enough to keep me from doing so.
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do iro make aluminium frames?
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Old 12-19-05, 06:42 PM   #5
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yes iro have aluminum frames. jamie roy and highlander

even if nycbikes didn't have 99% neg feedback.
as far as i know, iro has 100% positive feedback (including the times i've dealt with tony)
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Old 12-19-05, 07:00 PM   #6
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they want to sell you one bike.... they don't want to be your 'bike shop'
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Old 12-19-05, 07:05 PM   #7
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so, assuming i get an off the shelf bike, would you recommend the pista over the jamie roy?
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Old 12-19-05, 07:17 PM   #8
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i would choose the jamie roy over the pista because the iro wheels and headset are much better than what is on the stock pista. for a bike i'm going to be riding around town i would choose sealed bearings over loose ball every time.

if you want a brake, i think you can get one set up cheaper than $60. talk to your LBS and see if they have any used levers/calipers.
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Old 12-19-05, 07:19 PM   #9
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thanks! i just got a big windfall, so ima get the iro
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Old 12-19-05, 08:14 PM   #10
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If you just got a big windfall, look into the Deluxe wheels for the IRO, or a custom frame...
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ask tony if you can get the rear wheel fixed/fixed instead of fixed/free. since you'll never want to coast again, you'll be happier later.
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