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    No 59 Mark V for 3 months. What now? Jamie Roy?

    *sigh*

    I have been waiting to order the Mark V for about a month now. I called and spoke with Tony this morning and found out that there will be no 59 cm Mark V frames in stock for three months, which is way too long for me to wait around. Now I am back to square one. What should I look at? The Jamie Roy is nice, but I already have an Al bike. I need some other bikes to think about. I looked at the Bianchi Pista and think it needs upgrades right off the shelf. I looked at the Rush and am unsure whether or not I want to build (and pay a lot more). I think the Langster is ugly. What else should I look at?

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    Lemond Fillmore?

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    Condor Pista?

    Jamis Sputnik?

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    kogswell?

    a friend of mine just got one which he describes as "powder coat of silver with a little bit of shimmer" and he'll be putting it together this week.

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    That Jamis needs new wheels, right?
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    I called a week ago to order one as well. So I thought it over for about a day and got the Angus. I checked the geometry and everything, its all the same as the Mark V. Plus I like the fact that its Reynolds 631 and I like the threaded stem.

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    For some reason I think the Angus to be aesthetically unappealing. I think that picture on the IRO site is unflattering due to the extremely tall stem.
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    Rob Roy!

    Or if you're afraid of cantis, milwaukee orange one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcenroe
    For some reason I think the Angus to be aesthetically unappealing. I think that picture on the IRO site is unflattering due to the extremely tall stem.

    I love the Angus !
    I emailed IRO a week ago asking some stuff about one and I never got a response
    so maybe there is an Angus shortage too?

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    the angus isnt the same geometry as the mark v. im pretty sure they just havent fixed it on the site. or i could be totally wrong. i have an angus and i love it.

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/thedommer/***.jpg[/IMG]

    thats how it looks without a high stem.

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    I am reconsidering the Angus. It is about $75 more than the Mark V, and oddly enough, Performance Bikes gave me $75 yesterday (literally).
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    Heres another pic with out the high stem...even though the quality is kinda ****ty you can get an idea

    Last edited by do while x; 12-27-05 at 08:26 PM.

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    Kogswell does make a 58 for like 400 some shipped and they look pretty nice.
    Surley steamroller is pretty nice if you dont mind the stem.

    If it were me i would get a frame and convert it. The price will be about the same.

    I love ebay:

    This is pretty:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/GAZELLE-Campagno...QQcmdZViewItem

    This is pretty and cheap
    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MOTOBECA...QQcmdZViewItem
    Last edited by kurremkarm; 12-27-05 at 11:09 PM.

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    I think I am going to call Tony tomorrow and speak with him about purchasing an angus. I like the look of it in the pictures you guys posted. I am not crazy about the threaded fork, but whatever. I just need to decide about wheel color options and such. I am probably going to go with the same bar setup as do_while_x. Does the bike come with a seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcenroe
    I think I am going to call Tony tomorrow and speak with him about purchasing an angus. I like the look of it in the pictures you guys posted. I am not crazy about the threaded fork, but whatever. I just need to decide about wheel color options and such. I am probably going to go with the same bar setup as do_while_x. Does the bike come with a seat?
    if you buy the complete bike..it does come with an IRO seat, which is just some generic seat with an IRO logo on it...it will rub off after 3 rides

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    My 2 cents:
    I waited 8 weeks for my Mark V.
    It was a tough wait since it was during the summer.
    Its a great ride - worth the wait, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcenroe
    I think I am going to call Tony tomorrow and speak with him about purchasing an angus.
    Rather than me bother a guy (Tony) who is probably very busy with another bothersome
    fone call can you post any info about availability, etc or PM me ??

    Thanks !

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    Ahhhhh... I am nervous to make the call. It just seems like a lot of money, even though it really isn't. I will let you guys know what is left (although I think www.irocycle.com has a current list of inventory in the store- just add the item to the cart and you will see what limitations there are).
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    get da jamie roy. chicks dig sloping tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunop
    get da jamie roy. chicks dig sloping tubes.
    This is untrue, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    This is untrue, unfortunately.

    True, thus I ordered the angus with blue wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcenroe
    True, thus I ordered the angus with blue wheels.

    poser

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcenroe
    That Jamis needs new wheels, right?
    The Jamis is really strong for the price.

    The wheels would seem to be just fine. Alex rims with formula hubs. (same hubs IRO uses)
    If anything, change the cog and lockring.

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    and the rims.

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    Thanks for the reminder, dommer.

    I decided to go with what everyone hails as a solid product right out of the box. Perhaps I will change out some parts as time goes on. In this case, I thought it would be cool to have something more retro style to go with my trek. The Jamis is nice, but too modern, and I liked the wheels on the IRO better.

    I did go with the steeper stem, the Nitto Dynamic, and the Nitto B123 track bars. I think those parts look very nice on a fixed gear bike even if you don't take it to the velodrome all the time

    I am super excited to get my new ride. It should be here in about 2 weeks.

    [EDIT: I called and swapped out the Technomic after I realized that it was a stem designed to be really tall ]
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