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    IRO Framsets?

    I'm looking to get building on a winter bike. Anyone have any experience with these framsets?

    http://www.irocycle.com/

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    Never heard of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Never heard of them.
    i love you. amazing.

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    roadmaster from K-mart are the ****

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    Sorry, What is IRO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunks000
    I have a jamie roy. I have no complaints... it is a pleasure to ride.
    You lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunks000
    Sorry, What is IRO?
    "IRO", it just sounds stupid. . .

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    PIZZ, no offense, but if you'd taken maybe 3.7 seconds to look around, you'd find hundreds of threads about IRO bikes.

    And you'd find a lot of riders here own them.

    And you'd learn that most everybody here loves them.

    Hard to beat for the money. Pick which frame best suits your riding style and do it.

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    Is it pronounced "I-row" or "Eye-Are-Owe" or "Ear-oh".

    Never heard of 'em either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    Is it pronounced "I-row" or "Eye-Are-Owe" or "Ear-oh".

    Never heard of 'em either.
    it is correctly pronounced either "I-ROW" or "I-R-O" - The letters "IRO" used to be at the end of Tony's handle that he used when he was talking to astronauts in the MIR space station.

    However, don't front like it's Japanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sers
    it is correctly pronounced either "I-ROW" or "I-R-O" - The letters "IRO" used to be at the end of Tony's handle that he used when he was talking to astronauts in the MIR space station.
    Well I'll be damned...I dodn't know how it was pronounced, the origin of the name or that Tony (who I don't claim to know, but have seen him mentioned enough) was involved in the Russian Space Program.

    F*ckin' ay...that's cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    Well I'll be damned...I dodn't know how it was pronounced, the origin of the name or that Tony (who I don't claim to know, but have seen him mentioned enough) was involved in the Russian Space Program.

    F*ckin' ay...that's cool.
    To my knowledge, he wasn't "involved" in the Russian space program.
    Just had like a HAM radio setup and would take to the astronauts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    To my knowledge, he wasn't "involved" in the Russian space program.
    Just had like a HAM radio setup and would take to the astronauts.
    Still...pretty cool.
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    No doubt.
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    So uh, heres a question.

    I've checked out the Mark V and the Angus, and Im going to test ride them next week, but Im wondering if the Angus is even worth it.

    --Aaron

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    Depends on what you want from your bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle
    PIZZ, no offense, but if you'd taken maybe 3.7 seconds to look around, you'd find hundreds of threads about IRO bikes.
    Come on, don't be such a ***** to the guy. 3.9 seconds, minimum.
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    Was Tony really an astronaut?
    is bikesnob really paying for advertising? wtf?

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    three times believe it or not.

    first to ride fixed in space-you dont see stuff like that on FGG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrgFarmCY
    So uh, heres a question.

    I've checked out the Mark V and the Angus, and Im going to test ride them next week, but Im wondering if the Angus is even worth it.

    --Aaron
    i have an angus and it's one of the best purchases i've ever made. i don't know why it wouldn't be worth it, but like someone just said, it depends on what you want from the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fix
    Come on, don't be such a ***** to the guy. 3.9 seconds, minimum.
    pithy...

    personal entertainment value + opportunity for the showcase of "pith" = dumb questions always welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmgorman
    Was Tony really an astronaut?
    no. tony used to talk to them using an enthusiast radio setup.

    he made good friends with russian cosmonauts, and later made contacts within the russian government. after putin seized control of the factories held by the red generals, tony was presented with the opportunity of cheap fabrication and materials. various military vehicles that were out of commision were excellent sources for 7005 aluminum and 4130 chromoly steel. it was also an ideal pr opportunity for putin, then at the beginning of his presidency, for the russian government to convert implements of destruction into bicycle frames. it also created a wealth of much needed jobs. the jamie roy, mia and rob roy - are white, red and blue, respectively, to correspond with the colors of the russian flag. the mark v, which came earlier than the others was black, for economical reasons. interestingly enough, the teardrop shaped tubing of the mark v and the jamie roy was a propriatery design used in the Mikoyan MiG-33 "Fulcrum-E" fighter jet. using existing tooling was a logical choice for many reasons.

    only the mark v pro is manufactured in taiwan, due to the cost of importing reynolds 631 into russia.
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    If you want a cheap budget bike it's probably ok. Shop around though and get the best one in your budget. Look at Raliegh's new bikes and VanDessel too.

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