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    My IRO Jamie Roy Build-Up

    First, much thanks for answering a bunch of odd-ball questions from me recently! I knew I wanted to build up something to use for urban riding on paved streets and trails, hopping sidewalks, crossing parking lots and grassy shortcuts and maybe the occasional hard packed trail. Relaxed geometry and straight bars in contrast to the drops on my Riv.
    After much deliberation and back and forth between frame styles, vintage vs. new, this frame vs that frame, etc... i finally decided on a white Jamie Roy from IRO. I picked up a 56mm on ebay, a 2006 with the yellow head badge. I'm a sucker for old school badges. So now I'd like to use this thread to show my build-up progress and get a bunch more advice along the way. I'll also continually add updated pics to this first post as the thread moves along.


    Now... what to add to the frame first..... I'm thinking a new fork. I really want a carbon fork with disc brake tabs. So first question of my big adventure would be WHICH FORK? Suggestions?

    And meanwhile, I know I want to get a phil wood bb (after having one on my Riv I won't get anything else) but not sure how to figure out which one i need. How do i know what to get?
    http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/crank...ngs/12045.html

    Thanks!!

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    in terms of a fork, something mid priced, or even on the lower end(still rather expensive). it will be heavier but if this is just for kicking around town, i would hate to have something delicate.

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    I would probably go cheap-ish like a Vicious Cycles disc fork or Kona Project 2 disc fork.

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    It definitely has to be black, and I was thinking carbon for weight and overall shape but not dead set on it.
    To me, me the kona and vicious don't seem much better than the stock IRO fork other than being disc brake compatible. But I would like to keep the cost sub $200 so maybe I'll have to stick to steel.
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    Hey

    I have the same sort of setup on mine.

    The fork is an Airborne Aileron, which is also available under the Flyte brand although I don't know the model. I got it on the ebay; it was under $200 but I don't remember the exact price I paid, I think around $130? anyway these things are fairly uncommon and a low-demand item, so the amount you pay on ebay will vary quite a bit depending on how many people are looking at the time.

    good luck with your build
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    Yairi, nice looking bike! I ended up finding a nashbar branded fork that should work.


    WOOT! The first piece just arrived... my IRO frame!

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    Goodies are starting to show up!


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    That's going to be an awesome build. yairi's is tits, too.

    Also, way to be into VWs. Further evidence that there's a correlation between FG and VW.
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    I have a passat wagon, if that helps your theory.
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    is it me or do those drop outs seem very long? Also is that a micro adjust seat post?
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    are we supposed to care about this?

    oh and i drive a vw gti.
    they're just natural feelings like, walking off, to ride my bike

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    is the BB a genralized size on this frame? I am really considering it for myslef
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    color index FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopetoditchcar
    is the BB a genralized size on this frame? I am really considering it for myslef

    Yup. 68mm
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    So i just installed the crank (sugino RD) and 42t front chain ring. The teath on the chain ring miss the rear stay by a hair! Any bigger of a chain ring and it would probably hit the stay. But the spec on that crank says I need to use a 103mm bb which is what i installed. Is this right or do i need to get a longer bb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemafia
    That's going to be an awesome build. yairi's is tits, too.

    Also, way to be into VWs. Further evidence that there's a correlation between FG and VW.
    What evidence???
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    Here's a pick of what I'm talking about... crank bolt not tightened...

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    Naw man thats fine, Ive got about the same clearence with a 44

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuBiker
    What evidence???
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    there are ALOT of ssfg guys on the mk3 forums on vwvortex...mkiii forum= ssfg on there..same type of people

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRANDUNE
    Naw man thats fine, Ive got about the same clearence with a 44
    Ok cool. I've never paid attention much to these kinds of details on a single/fix before so seeing that kinda freaked me out.
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    I orginally had a 40 and when I switched to 44 I freaked for a moment but I realized that that clearence really doesnt make any difference, meaning there will (in theory) never be anything going through that gap anyway

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    what about the chain?
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    DOH! I also just noticed that I can put the chain ring on the OUTSIDE of the crank rather than the inside.
    I'm a 'tard.

    Hopetoditchcar, the chain travels several inches ABOVE the stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopetoditchcar
    what about the chain?
    Umm...yeah if either broke or you threw a chain

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2create
    Here's a pick of what I'm talking about... crank bolt not tightened...
    If that is BEFORE tightening the cranks bolts (and thereby pushing the crank arm onto the spindle), you're probably screwed. I'm hoping that you just tightened the bolts and then backed them out again. The same thing happened to me when I tried to put sugino 75 cranks on my jamie roy. I ended up getting the IRO cranks because they were cheap and I knew they would work. Currently my favorite bike:

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