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    got my fixed gear today!

    hey all:

    it has finally arrived...my iro mark v.
    being my first fixed gear experience, i was pretty stoked. put it together and took her out. i have to admit...it takes some getting used to :/. i tried the skid stopping, but to no avail. i just kept getting lifted. also, is it normal to have difficulty getting into the clips? i have a hard time getting my last foot in. does it just take practice?
    anyway, it's pretty fantastic, especially if you don't have to stop. i'm gonna go out tonite and practice some more.
    this board has been helpful, thanks!

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    Just practice. Muscle memory will settle in after a few weeks and then start worrying about trick stops. Install a brake if you didn't get one. Fun times to come.

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    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
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    I have to ask: you're running a hand brake, right?
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    Guess you have to change your screenname now.

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    yes, definitely running a handbrake! i have to admit, i feel very safe with it. i used to ride m/c so it feels very natural to me, and safe.
    well, i'm a newb, and if anyone is is nyc/brooklyn area, i would love to ride. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    Guess you have to change your screenname now.
    Beat me to it..
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Do IRO bikes come completely disassembled, or partly?

    Also, how long does it take to get a complete bike generally?

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