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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-13-08, 09:39 PM   #1
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NEW BIKE PICS! Super Happy.

Well here She is. After months of saving/waiting/planning She is finally done! This is my first Fixed Gear Build and after my first spin (including several skip stops and track stands) I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! Coolest $hit EVER. Here is a little about the build and then on with the Bike Porn:

Frame/IRO Mark V 62cm.(Powder Coated Satin Black)
Rims/Velocity Deep V's (Black ANO)
Hubs/Phil Wood 32h. (Black)
Spokes/DT Swiss Competition Double Butted (Black)
Nipples/? (ANO Red)
Tubes/Forte Puncture Resistant (Bomb Proof!)
Tires/Continental Grand Prix 4000S's (23c.)
Headset/ACROS (Red ANO)
Stem/Thomson Elite (26.0mm/130mm./-5dg.)
Bars/SOMA Fab EL TORO's (42cm.). I also bought some NITTO B259AA Risers as well (Black ANO) w/shim. I think I am just going to swap out the stem for a 25.4 so both will fit better w/no shim needed.
Brake/Tektro Quartz (Black)
Crankset/Sugino 75 (Black 175mm.)
Chain Ring/Sugino Zen (Black 50t.)
Bottom Bracket/Phil Wood Stainless (109.5mm.)
Cog/Phil Wood Stainless (16t.)
Lock Ring/Phil Wood
Chain/KMC Stainless
Seat Post/Thomson Set-Back (330mm.)
Saddle/Fizik Arione w/K:ium Rails
Pedals/MKS GR9's w/MKS Stainless Cages

I believe I am somewhere in the neighborhood of 84.6 Gear Inches and it is super smooth. I am like a damn kid on this thing.

I am curious to hear your thoughts. Hate if you want I just don't care.

Many Thanks to all who put up with my often stupid Noob ?'s throughout the course of this build. Aside from all of the too cool for school that goes on alot in this forum there is also a plethora of valuable info/insight as well.

Much Love,

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Not so great at posting pics yet though.

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Old 08-13-08, 09:43 PM   #2
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Wow I'm digging that bike a lot. Looks good. I'm in the market for a Mark V. Toggling between sizes. If you don't mind me asking how tall are you? i'm a hair under 6'3 with a 34" inseam. Would you recommend the 62 or 59?
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Old 08-13-08, 09:49 PM   #3
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Wow I'm digging that bike a lot. Looks good. I'm in the market for a Mark V. Toggling between sizes. If you don't mind me asking how tall are you? i'm a hair under 6'3 with a 34" inseam. Would you recommend the 62 or 59?
I am 6'5" with a 35" inseam. My last Road Bike was a 65cm. so I was at first concerned that the TT of the IRO would be too short and I would be too bunched up. However, with the set-back seat post and the long stem/EL Toro's it is plenty big enough for me. For you I would probably go with 62cm. as well but straight seat post and shorter stem. Then again, the stand over is like 33" I think. Call Tony @ IRO and ask. Not to mention I am sure you will get PLENTY of feedback on this forum.

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Old 08-13-08, 09:57 PM   #4
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yaaaaaaaaay for pictures

nice build, especially love the nipples
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Old 08-13-08, 09:59 PM   #5
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^YOU ARE A STAND-UP INDIVIDUAL!

Many Thanks you are a friend for life.
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Old 08-13-08, 10:00 PM   #6
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I hate you.


And nice bike.
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Old 08-13-08, 10:02 PM   #7
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man.....you got a nice bike!
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Old 08-13-08, 11:17 PM   #8
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Beautiful!
Good work on the build.
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Old 08-13-08, 11:21 PM   #9
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Bloody hell that's a nice bike.
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Old 08-14-08, 12:28 AM   #10
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175mm cranks?? how much did it cost all together?
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Old 08-14-08, 02:26 AM   #11
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that thing looks huuuuuuuuge! and i'm 6'5.
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Old 08-14-08, 04:03 AM   #12
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REALLY nice build. I'm really liking the subtle red.
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Old 08-14-08, 04:55 AM   #13
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i can tell you were "super happy" becuase these pictures aren't good at all! take some proper shots like this bike deserves! nice
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Very nice bike !
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UPDATE!!! So tonight I rode her on a 24 mile fast club ride. I was riding with/against road racers on Full Carbon Geared Bikes and I finished about middle of the pack which I consider totally decent seeing as though I haven't been on a road bike since January. Dudes decked out in team race kits were like "HOLY $HIT DID YOU SEE WHAT THAT DUDE WAS RIDING?!" It was super fun and I must say one of the most physically and mentally taxing rides I have ever done. I am moving to Boulder, CO. on Monday morning so I can't wait to start living/training/having mad fixed fun @ altitude. I should get REALLY STRONG QUICK! Anyways, I will post some more pics after the move.

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UPDATE!!! So tonight I rode her on a 24 mile fast club ride. I was riding with/against road racers on Full Carbon Geared Bikes and I finished about middle of the pack which I consider totally decent seeing as though I haven't been on a road bike since January. Dudes decked out in team race kits were like "HOLY $HIT DID YOU SEE WHAT THAT DUDE WAS RIDING?!" It was super fun and I must say one of the most physically and mentally taxing rides I have ever done. I am moving to Boulder, CO. on Monday morning so I can't wait to start living/training/having mad fixed fun @ altitude. I should get REALLY STRONG QUICK! Anyways, I will post some more pics after the move.

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Good to hear you like it. Just put in my Mark V order this afternoon. Will definitely not look anything like yours but it'll be a nice first bike.
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other than the hubs, can someone explain what's so great about this build? maybe i'm looking at the wrong pics...
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Old 08-14-08, 09:55 PM   #22
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other than the hubs, can someone explain what's so great about this build? maybe i'm looking at the wrong pics...
Good one.
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no, i'm serious.
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It's refreshingly simple style wise and is tastefully executed. No Aerospokes, or bright pink toptube pads. Thompson and Phil. Just the right amount of red, not to disrupt the all black. And that is ALL black.
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you're right, he matched black and red so well! i feel so silly for missing it.
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