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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 03-09-06, 04:42 PM   #1
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Ideas to build up my bike...

I recently bought the the iro mark v frame used and need to find....

1. Crankset
2. Hubs (rear)

Anyone have any suggestions as to what is good? I am looking at Shimano, Sugino, Campagnolo for the crankset, but don't really know what is good. As for the hubs, I was looking at IRO flip flop hub, miche, some kind of shimano? I really don't know what is good, just need someone to educate me on some stuff.

Also, just for aesthetic purposes, what color handlebar wraps would go well with black?
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depends how much you want to spend. you cant really go wrong with any of those options. And part two, anything goes well with black. more black, red, yellow, neon pink, whatever.
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Old 03-09-06, 05:05 PM   #3
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go back to tony at IRO for the bits and pieces. black on black is best, inmo.

if you need education on which part is best for what application, simply sit back and read through about a million threads here complete with arguments for each side, and plenty of funny disagreements. you'll learn all there is to know about everything fixed-gear related just by sifting through all the posts here. everyone likes iro, everyone likes campy and dura ace and suntour superbe prop.
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Old 03-09-06, 05:48 PM   #4
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why didn't you buy a pista, yo?
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Go with the classics.
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I really don't know what is good, just need someone to educate me on some stuff.

...what color handlebar wraps would go well with black?

not certain, but new account, name possibly a ripoff of pistaboy, and ******** questions........
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Old 03-09-06, 06:22 PM   #9
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depends how much you want to spend. you cant really go wrong with any of those options. And part two, anything goes well with black. more black, red, yellow, neon pink, whatever.
I'm hoping that I can build my own back wheel so that'll probably run somewhere around $150. I just wanted to know if there was like anything that stood out about any of the hubs, or if it was just personal pref/whatever they are obsessed about...

Also, another thing was if it's reasonable to go with a flipflop over strictly track hub. Is there any other reason to get a flip flop over a regular track hub other than the fact that sometimes you want to coast down a hill without pedaling?
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Old 03-09-06, 06:50 PM   #10
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is this kid for real? 'bianchiboy' is asking questions about his IRO...
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Old 03-09-06, 06:56 PM   #11
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Maybe he strives to own a bianchi...I dunno.
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Old 03-09-06, 06:57 PM   #13
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hey everyone, lets all make him feel like **** and hate his peers! *******s.

personally i agree with thurstonboise. understated is good.
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Old 03-09-06, 07:06 PM   #14
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No, I own a bianchi, just an old 1990 campione. It's the bike I've been riding since highschool. I just wanted to get into fixed gear bikes.
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thats cool then, I say go back to tony and get his cranks and wheels... good value and looks simple. If not cranks, then def the wheels, they are great and last a long time.
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IRO is, IMO, awesome. i just got new wheels from them. first time ive ever bought something from them, and they showed up fast and all pretty and true. and tensioned, something i was worried about. the lady on the phone was super nice too.
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i got a suzue pro max 36 h
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i got a suzue pro max 36 h

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So no one's really addressed my question about the flip flop versus regular track hub. Is there anything else to consider w/ the flipflop besides the fact that it would let you coast down hill?
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that if you dont want to use single speed you could get a double fixed and have a choice of two gearings. Or just one sided and save a little money, I think. you will never get to the top of a hill and be like, "this hill looks like a *****, I'm gonna flip my wheel around." It's much too much of a pain in the ass.
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Oh yeah, and also # of holes and how that may affect strength, choices in rims, etc. anything i should consider.
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more holes = more strength, brass nipples are your friend. rims is a decision between weight/aero/strength as far as I see.
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more holes also equal more weight... not that much but if your light, not point in add weight where it's not needed.

fixed/fixed is good if you ride track because this way you don't need to worry about changing out cogs all the time since track gearing is usually bigger than street.
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Oh yeah, and also # of holes and how that may affect strength, choices in rims, etc. anything i should consider.
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