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Old 03-23-08, 05:08 PM   #1
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IRO Rob Roy Group Buy thread

anyone else get one?

Here's mine

all extra parts laying around, except the headset.
sprayed the fenders with rustoleum orange, 42x18 gear, bar/bad weather town cruiser, hope to get some v-brakes, BMX platforms and huge cruiser bars for her soon. still fun for now though!



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looks nice. i dig the orange on orange.
the saddle looks a bit out of place though, black would fit in nicer.

but if you're riding the saddle color doesn't matter.
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looks nice. i dig the orange on orange.
the saddle looks a bit out of place though, black would fit in nicer.

but if you're riding the saddle color doesn't matter.
yeah I'm just into it because its orange in general, has springs, and is from my dad's old 3 speed that first got me riding again back in '03. This bike looks like it (orange with orange fenders) albeit the frame is nice, not an anchor
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i'm waiting for cranks and to get my headset pressed in, but then i'll be all ready.
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yeah my lbs did the headset install/fork cut on the spot when I brought it in, for free, it was rad
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I like how there are spoke cards in the wheels as if you raced in alleycats on that thing!! It looks like a 1980's bike
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Old 03-23-08, 09:36 PM   #7
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Waiting on rims for the build.
Nexus Dynohub front and silent clutch rear.
Moustache bars
XTR cantilevers and old campy levers
Whatever saddle I have lying around
and cyclocross cranks. It should be interesting.

Considering the "stealth" nature of the bike, I know I should go with all black components, but I can't. Too boring for me.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:51 PM   #8
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Here's my Orange 52cm with parts stolen from my Surly Steamroller.

Back wheel is a 8sp (130mm) for now, I need to re-space my 120mm Surly to 132mm.




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http://www.flickr.com/photos/three-u...7604223157457/
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Old 03-24-08, 05:12 AM   #9
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Where did this group buy happen?
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Where did this group buy happen?
A long time ago, in a thread far, far away.
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Where did this group buy happen?
On the CX forum. As I recall, mods actually move the group buy thread off this forum and only there, which I thought was kind of stupid, since so few people read CX.
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Still waiting on mine. Will be fitted with tubus rack, backroller ortlieb panniers and a nexus hub.
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those bikes need more deep-v rims and neon ourys

and stories about how you're pretty sure you're the only person on your campus who rides a fixie
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those bikes need more deep-v rims and neon ourys

and stories about how you're pretty sure you're the only person on your campus who rides a fixie
Unfortunately, I think most of these bikes are going to wind up in the mud at CX races, or used as everyday townies like the one above.
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Mine's going to be thrashed around a CX course later this year hopefully.
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Unfortunately, I think most of these bikes are going to wind up in the mud at CX races, or used as everyday townies like the one above.
Or powdercoated purple with a Nexus red band 8-speed hub and an ebike conversion kit from werelectrified.com.....
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out of curiosity, why are these being set up brakeless? wouldn't a frame without front/rear canti mounts be more appropriate for something like that?
this frame screams freewheel cross or ss touring setup, not brakless with nitto drops...
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Bike 2 appears to have both a canti brake and a freewheel, hell there's a whole cassette back there
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this frame screams freewheel cross or ss touring setup, not brakless with nitto drops...
SS CX is what mine will be...
Might put a rack or some fenders on one day for touring duty.
My build will coast.
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Bike 2 appears to have both a canti brake and a freewheel, hell there's a whole cassette back there
Yep, I need to get a ss/fixed wheel for it
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sprayed the fenders with rustoleum orange, 42x18 gear, bar/bad weather town cruiser, hope to get some v-brakes, BMX platforms and huge cruiser bars for her soon. still fun for now though!
-might need some grips for that kind of riding. naked bars + rain = some interesting situations.
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mine will be commuter / pseudocross.
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mine will be commuter / pseudocross.
Same here. Although I wonder how often I'll end up taking the fenders off in reality. Looks fun as heck sitting there in the box.
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Nice rides, don't like the tan saddle w/ orange, but as said it doesn't matter if you're riding on it.

Despite the cassette/borrowed parts, I really dig your look there chibi... I think it's the angle + bars *shrug* Those seat stays make me all gushy anyway so whatever...

Still waiting to hear about my frame shipment... but it's gonna be anytime now Mine will be a commuter/everywhere city bike for now, fenders an' all.
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I like how there are spoke cards in the wheels as if you raced in alleycats on that thing!! It looks like a 1980's bike
ah its just the wheels from the bike I used to race in alleycats on. theres a couple monster track cards and a couple of my own race cards
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