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Old 01-26-07, 09:08 PM   #1
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Any interest in a group buy for IRO Rob Roy frames?

First I want to say that I have *not* talked to Tony about this.

Would any one here be interested in a Rob Roy frame group buy? Even if Tony says yes, I have no idea what the price would be. If I can get at least 10 people here who are interested I will talk to him and see if it's alright.

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Old 01-26-07, 09:12 PM   #2
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First I want to say that I have *not* talked to Tony about this. I have been away for a while and completely missed the Mark V / Angus group buy.

Would any one here be interested in a Rob Roy frame group buy? Even if Tony says yes, I have no idea what the price would be. If I can get at least 10 people here who are interested I will talk to him and see if it's alright.
The group buy is still on until Feb 21st, you didn't miss it.
I would be interested if there is a possibility.
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Old 01-26-07, 09:14 PM   #3
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The group buy is still on until Feb 21st, you didn't miss it.
I would be interested if there is a possibility.
Right, but the other group by as far as I know is for Mark V / Angus frames, not Rob Roy.

I need a steel steed with room for fat boots.
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I'm interested, depends on the price. Thanks for starting this thread!
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I was talking about ====> [QUOTE=610]completely missed the Mark V / Angus group buy.[QUOTE]
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Old 01-26-07, 09:19 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=NuBiker]I was talking about ====> [QUOTE=610]completely missed the Mark V / Angus group buy.I edited my original post... Had I known about it I would have put my request in a bit early on into it.

Anyway, I am getting a little ahead of myself and shot an e-mail out to Tony just to see what he thinks. Obviously it won't be cheaper than a Mark V, but possibly could be cheaper than the Angus.. Who knows!
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Old 01-26-07, 09:22 PM   #7
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In the mean time a review of the Rob Roy can be found at:

http://www.dirtragmag.com/print/arti...=stuff_reviews
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Old 01-26-07, 09:25 PM   #8
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definitely interested

Are the TT measurements actual or measured horizontal? I'm not sure about the sizing. Also, does anyone know what special tubing is used? I posted these questions on the web site 'contact us' page but haven't heard back yet.
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I edited my original post... Had I known about it I would have put my request in a bit early on into it.
I don't think it would have mattered. More than a few people expressed interest in the rob roy, but the overwhelming consensus was for an angus/mark v. So if we want a rob roy at a group rate, we're just going to have to take matters into our own hands! Maybe we should post this on the cyclocross forum too...
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Maybe we should post this on the cyclocross forum too...
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I don't think it would have mattered. More than a few people expressed interest in the rob roy, but the overwhelming consensus was for an angus/mark v. So if we want a rob roy at a group rate, we're just going to have to take matters into our own hands! Maybe we should post this on the cyclocross forum too...
You might get enough people from the cyclocross/SSFG forums combined to get Tony to consider it.
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I'd be interested. Unfortunatly I don't have time to read the whole thread on what the deal is and how it's proceeding. But if someone wants to keep me up to date... for the very least of finding enough people for the buy in, my e-mail is timmyc123@gmail.com
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Are the TT measurements actual or measured horizontal? I'm not sure about the sizing. Also, does anyone know what special tubing is used? I posted these questions on the web site 'contact us' page but haven't heard back yet.
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well, the tt on a rob roy is *almost* exactly horizontal. i'd say less than a half centimeter drop from steering tube to seat cluster. so the tt measurement can be considered both actual and effective.

tubing is not name brand, it's pretty light though.
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Old 01-29-07, 03:33 PM   #14
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Maybe we should post this on the cyclocross forum too...
it'd be a good idea to throw something up in commuting and road as well, at the very least. but somebody oughta talk to tony before trying to gauge interest.

oh yeah, hi garagegirl. i'm the one whose rob roy you had commented on on saturday.

thanks for comin out
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oh yeah, hi garagegirl.

thanks for comin out
Hey there! We had an awesome time, I'll be back out again as soon as there's another ride. So much for internet anonymity, I guess that means no more drunken posting or getting involved in clipless v straps discussions at 3am...
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I'd be very interested. More interested than the angus i put a deposit down for. But that shouldnt be too hard to get rid of...
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I find this prospect interesting, but I would be at least five times more interested if it was a special tubing like the other deal.
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I guess that means no more drunken posting or getting involved in clipless v straps discussions at 3am...
oh, i wouldn't say that.

they'll still be more relevant than ryan's posts and he doesnt even drink...
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I left two e-mail's at IRO's website and a message on the answering machine. I haven't heard anything yet. *crosses fingers*
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oh, i wouldn't say that.

they'll still be more relevant than ryan's posts and he doesnt even drink...
dude, for real. i hate that kid.

wait, damnit.

edited out the relevant information after i read the rest of the thread.
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but somebody oughta talk to tony before trying to gauge interest.
I know I could have went about this two different ways. But given the amount of angus/mark v frames that are going to be sold I didn't know how much of a demand would be left for the RR - and if no one was interested I didn't want to waste Tony's time. I've already called a few times and got an answering machine. I'll keep trying and as soon as I find out something I'll post it here.
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cool, hope you guys work this out, i love my rob roy.
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I'd be into it.
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i could be tempted...
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