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    NYCBikes question..

    I just got back from the NYC Bikes shop and test rode this set-up and loved it. I'm a noobie in the fixed gear world plus it seems people hate NYCB here. The guys seemed real cool there, anyone have a fixie from them and happy with it?

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    www.irocycle.com

    just all around better.

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    get the bike you want. i've had a couple bad experiences with their customer service, some have had trouble with their wheelsets. some havent. they offer a free wheel truing after an initial "break in" period for the wheels. you might have to leave your bike there for a day or three, but if you go with their bike i recommend you take advantage of that.

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    just get an iro or pista and save yourself some loot and trouble. Iro wheels won't need to be 'broken in' and Tony is just a better human being than the ******bags at NYCbikes.

    Hate to sound like a broken record, but it's the truth.
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    so much for physics humble_biker's Avatar
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    The NYCBike is a good choice. You won't be dissapointed and I think you get to choose a color don't you?
    You can always go the shop if you're in Brooklyn too. Does IRO have a store front?

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    /\ lol at the transparency

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    so much for physics humble_biker's Avatar
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    Transparent because I have never had a problem with them? Or transparent because I live underground?

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    Transparent because you've made 5 posts and 4 of them were defending NYC Bikes.

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    You need pros & cons of a subject.

    Will is alright.

    I have more than 5 too.

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    I agree with you ceya. But you've given a lot to the board. Made many posts, put up pictures of nice bikes, given us crazy stories from Iraq, etc. Humble_Biker has a total of 5 posts. Ever. Probably more now. He seems to be having a productive day. It almost seems like his entire agenda is to defend NYC Bikes.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    i'll say it again and if you want to hate my freedom, go for it man:
    my NYCBikes DeepV wheelset rocks my socks!
    putting the pi back in pirate!
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    BOOYA! can humble_biker to a spy from NYCBikes?

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    so much for physics humble_biker's Avatar
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    Do I detect a bit of paranoia in the "I Hate NYCBikes Club"?
    Or is this forum just for people with negative attitudes? I like'em and have never had a problem with them. What's wrong with defending them you cry babies?
    I only have five posts because I'm new here, go figure that one, duh.
    Oh, and grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humble_biker
    Do I detect a bit of paranoia in the "I Hate NYCBikes Club"?
    Or is this forum just for people with negative attitudes? I like'em and have never had a problem with them. What's wrong with defending them you cry babies?
    I only have five posts because I'm new here, go figure that one, duh.
    Oh, and grow up.
    Well, I've never been to NYCBikes and Iro except for both of their websites. Just from the post I've read on this forum regarding both companies, I'd probably be sending my money Tony's way. Seems he has more positive feedback then NYCBikes does. Not saying that I won't ever visit NYCBikes if I'm ever in the area and need to pick up a thing or two but when the time comes for me to order a new frame or even a complete bike, Iro's getting the call.

    And what's with the "cry babies" comment? I don't think any names were slung at your direction (other than the "transparent" comment). And sure you're new here, but if 4 out of 5 of your posts were defending NYCBikes, red flags do seem to pop up. Just sayin...
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    starve it and it will die

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    "Every single bike comes with a warranty; when it breaks - we fix it, squeaks - we lube it. You wanna know how to change a flat? We'll teach you. Don't want your hands greasy? We'll do it for you.
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    i think they left off the "whenever we get around to it damnit!" part at the end of this quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanyc
    "Every single bike comes with a warranty; when it breaks - we fix it, squeaks - we lube it. You wanna know how to change a flat? We'll teach you. Don't want your hands greasy? We'll do it for you.
    Will | Shopowner

    i think they left off the "whenever we get around to it damnit!" part at the end of this quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~stella
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    just all around better.

    they have the ugliest geometry in existence too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreganoflow
    they have the ugliest geometry in existence too...
    ...and you think NYCbikes has prettier geometry? have you seen the welds on an nycbike?

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    Geometry can be ugly?

    That's funny, and here I am, like a sucker, thinking it's about how the bike performs.
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlAnachronism
    That's funny, and here I am, like a sucker, thinking it's about how the bike performs.
    a lot to learn you have, anachronism female.
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    It's a good solid frame. The welds are sloppy, but no more than most off the peg AL frames. You get what you pay for.
    The prices on their completes seem a bit high for me, but I think it's the fork they choose. I had good luck with my order, but the sheer amount of complaints posted here probably will keep me from ordering again.

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    Budget Steel >> Budget AL, IMHO. Regardless of brand, vendor, or color.
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    Filet weld is my preference. But a quality bead weld is a flat one with very little "hump" transition from tube to weld to tube. Last NYCbikes I saw were pretty nice for an import frame. My aplogies for using the term "cry babies". But I think spy, transparent, etc are name calling too. IMHO

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    Well, I went with NYCBikes fixie. I never dealt with Will, only the younger guys working there – they were pretty cool, answered all questions and didn't get jerky with me. I was thinking of getting an IRO until I got attitude from the guy at Bike Doctor down the street, they have a bunch of IRO frames but only a few you can test out. Plus he seemed bothered whenever you tried to ask him a question. Hopefully when I need a tune-up, my feelings about NYCBikes won't change..

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