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Old 12-30-05, 12:18 PM   #1
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IRO frame....You recommend it??

SO I'm thinking about getting this IRO frame "Angus" and want some advice on what bb would be suitable and/or what your running on you IRO frame if you have one.
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Old 12-30-05, 12:23 PM   #2
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probably best to do a search. iros are well thought of. bb choices are plentiful, as are the rest of the spec options.

fwiw if i were buying an iro i'd go for as many of the house parts and deals as i could.
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Old 12-30-05, 12:24 PM   #3
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IRO BB perhaps?

Oh, yeah, and do a search.
This is just ridiculous.
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I guess there really isn't a lot of info on the Angus, though. FWIW I just ordered one complete and paid just over $800, which is probably a good deal.
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I might do it "one piece at a time type of deal" ....
for now I have the pedals and the stem and the track handle bars..so now its on to the wheels and frame..
yay!!!
btw: HyperRevue if the Soma Pake bike is yours ( I assume it is) then hot f@#king damn your lucky..I envy you like a ******** Scientologist needs to get shot!
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I might do it "one piece at a time type of deal" ....
for now I have the pedals and the stem and the track handle bars..so now its on to the wheels and frame..
yay!!!
btw: HyperRevue if the Soma Pake bike is yours ( I assume it is) then hot f@#king damn your lucky..I envy you like a ******** Scientologist needs to get shot!
damn man!
It is mine and thank you very much.
If you're still looking for a frame, I'd definitely recommand it.
Maybe not as "nice" but a lot cheaper than an IRO.
What tubing is an IRO anyway?
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you should buy it,that guy that sells them needs your loot.
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It is mine and thank you very much.
If you're still looking for a frame, I'd definitely recommand it.
Maybe not as "nice" but a lot cheaper than an IRO.
What tubing is an IRO anyway?
spec's are:Headset 1"
Bottom Bracket 68mm shell.
Seatpost 27.2
Weight (frame) 4.25lb size 56cm
Weight (complete bike) 18.6lb size 56cm
Rear Dropout 120mm

and tubing is Reynolds 631 , is it good in your opinon??
I was thinking about getting a soma rush frame but I want to put on my own stem I like threaded forks
later and I still envy you , lucky SOB!!!!
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you should buy it,that guy that sells them needs your loot.
I hear that guy is super cool and the company is very helpful in accomidating ones needs
I am thinking about it..Im a picky *****
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It is mine and thank you very much.
If you're still looking for a frame, I'd definitely recommand it.
Maybe not as "nice" but a lot cheaper than an IRO.
What tubing is an IRO anyway?

HOW MUCH ? was the pake frame I like it more and more actually
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Another thread highlighting the need for an IRO subforum.
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if you search the dumpsters awhile you should come across one for free
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if you search the dumpsters awhile you should come across one for free
I assume you think the pake frame is "not so good" WHY?
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i think there all crap,soma,iro etc.
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Pake is 4130 tubing.
Pretty much bottom of the barrel but not dangerous or easily broken or anything like that - just not as high quality as others.
Reynolds 631 is better but still not great, from what I understand.
I don't believe that I've been riding long enough to tell the difference between 4130 and top of the line so, for me, the Pake is great.
Pake runs $290 frame and fork.
The fork is threadless so I put on a BikeWorks NYC threaded fork.
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i think picking a BB depends upon the cranks...
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asking if you should get iro on this forum is ridiculous. well, almost. in the case of the angus, i could see there being more questions since it's newer. and one good question that i don't have answer to for it is if the frame's geometry is track-ish enough...not really, i guess.
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If you check the geometry page at www.irocyle.com you will see that it shares the geometry of the Mark V.
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asking if you should get iro on this forum is ridiculous. well, almost. in the case of the angus, i could see there being more questions since it's newer. and one good question that i don't have answer to for it is if the frame's geometry is track-ish enough...not really, i guess.
WHY
I am asking because some here may know if its a good frame or if it has its drawbacks.I never have ridden a stock IRO frame or mixed parts IRO frame for that matter and hearing knowledge from people who do own or have ridden one is what I want to hear.
That isnt fallacious reasoning......besides the frame( IRO angus frame) is fixed and this is a "singel speed fixed gear" forum is it not?
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yeah, yeah, i know. it makes sense to ask. just sayin' ...i doiubt you'll find many people here discouraging you from getting an iro. plus it's a frequent subject on here, there's lots of info on here. just sayin'.
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everyone here has a huge ***** for IRO.

you are going to hear good things, and for a starter bike, i'd say go for it.
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Using ***** in that manner is sexist, not everyone has a penis, jerk.
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