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Old 05-14-06, 09:36 PM   #1
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New kid need help

ok so i have been looking all over internet looking for a good fixed/single speed bike...I need your guys help my price range is about 550 whats out there for me?i want something sharplooking too! and another questio is at my lbs i rode a 54 cm redline 925 but if a company doesnt have a 54 should i go 53 or 55?
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Old 05-14-06, 09:37 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-06, 09:37 PM   #3
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almost always go smaller, if you need to. seatposts and stems can be raised, but unless you've got some magic retractable balls, you'll always be the same height down there
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Do they make those NJS certified?
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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Old 05-14-06, 09:47 PM   #5
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I found some NOS on ebay a few months back. Best bike purchase I've made.
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Ooh. Do still have the box? Because I bet you could re-sell it. Took me years to find one.
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Was the advice in the pisto vs IRO thread not good enough for ya?

Or maybe you want to laugh some more?
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Old 05-14-06, 09:58 PM   #8
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search IRO, bianchi pista, mercier
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http://www.irocycle.com/id12.html

how tall are you?

I've been riding the Mark V for just a couple of days now and really love it. Your gonna pay another 50 to have it shipped but I think its well worth it for an entry level.

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If you look around the forums for the 550 range everyone will say iro. I just bought an iro and spoke to the owner and hes a real nice guy. Do a forum search and look at the outpouring of positiveness over the quality of IROs bikes and customer service
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any. any bike. Just look. now if your looking for grade and performance that's different. You'll hear iro, pista, mercier, blah blah, conversion. I got a mercier a while back. great looking. but everything else will have to be up graded eventually. i've had it for over a year and i still haven't upgraded everything, or the wheels for that matter, b/c i'm lazy. anything. but the iro is so much hotter and the components are pretty good for the price.
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how tall are you?

I've been riding the Mark V for just a couple of days now and really love it. Your gonna pay another 50 to have it shipped but I think its well worth it for an entry level.


I hate when my bike jumps all over the couch and starts tooting it's bars in the air. I also think my bike sleeps in my bed when I'm at work.

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