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Old 08-18-08, 11:02 AM   #1
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Mark V Pro-water bottle bosses?

Anyone have the most recent version of this frame? Mark V Pro-with the 631 tubing? Just got one from UPS-looks beautiful, except no bottle bosses? What's the deal? IRO website says yes, my frame says no No, not a total deal closer, if I was going to build a frame with one water bottle boss, I'd probably put it on the downtube instead of the seat tube. Luckily I have several options for adding cages, from back when I rode a pista,but I was kinda hoping there was a least one set of braze ons there so bike isn't all jury rigged looking. I'll try to give IRO a call and see what's what; whether frame is is missing bosses, or this model doesn't have any and the website description is wrong. Why do I care? because I occasionally go for longer rides, where it's important to carry more water, especially in the summer.

In any case I got a lugged IRD 43mm fork on the way, chris king headset+ new formula/open pros coming-build should be a beautiful thing of simplicity, clean lines and functional nice looking parts.

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Old 08-18-08, 01:43 PM   #2
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Did some googling, seems like all the MVP pics I've found=no bottle bosses. I tried calling/emailing Iro noone there. I'm pretty sure the web site description is wrong. Anyone?
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Old 08-18-08, 01:51 PM   #3
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I believe it's supposed to come with bosses, according to the site description and picture, but you're right, a quick GIS shows a lot of MVPs sans-bosses.

My Angus came with bosses, '08 model. Dunno what the deal is..
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last week he was on vaction, dont know if hes back or yet. it said something about it on the iro website.
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Is it called Mark V Pro for a reason?
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Is it called Mark V Pro for a reason?
Yes, it has higher quality tubing than the Mark V, and, like the Angus, has no braze-ons for a rear brake.

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Yes, it has higher quality tubing than the Mark V, and, like the Angus, has not braze-ons for a rear brake.
Thanks, IRO has changed a bit in the past couple of years.
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Morning bump

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do a search for rivnuts or nutserts
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do a search for rivnuts or nutserts
See that's the thing, I ordered a frame described as: A "fixed only" take on our most affordable frame. Reynolds 631 steel tubing. Fixed only. 1 1/8" threadless fork. Front brake mount. No cable stops, one bottle mount. 120mm rear drop-outs. Accepts up to 700x28cc tires.

The last thing I want to have to go do is punching holes and riveting inserts into my brand new frame. The only thing I would consider is maybe finding a framebuilder to add on proper braze ons, and paint touchup, but I'm guessing this would be a $100 job in NYC with a LONG wait time.

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lots of frame builders use them, even on steel.
some braze-ons have to have a hole drilled.

use the stainless steel inserts. no paint touch-up needed.

you could even do-it-yourself.
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Or just get a saddle-mounted bottle holder. I don't own one personally, but the double-holder Gyeswho has been sporting since forever always struck me as pretty damn cool-looking.
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A few companies make what are essentially "strap-on" bosses that can used without drilling.
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OK...got e-mail from Tony, website description is wrong, Mark V Pro doesn't come with bottle mounts.... Glad my frames not a mistake. Will go with one of these options for now.
Down the road if I find a local builder, or someone I trust to do frame work I'll have some proper braze-ons or other put on. Thanks for your help.


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I checked the website and it lookes like he used the Mark V picture which shows the bottle mounts, but the describtion says otherwise:

A "fixed only" take on our most affordable frame. Reynolds 631 steel tubing. Fixed only. 1 1/8" threadless fork. Front brake mount. No cable stops or bottle mounts. 120mm rear drop-outs. Accepts up to 700x28cc tires

Maybe he changed the website since you ordered?
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I checked the website and it lookes like he used the Mark V picture which shows the bottle mounts, but the describtion says otherwise:

A "fixed only" take on our most affordable frame. Reynolds 631 steel tubing. Fixed only. 1 1/8" threadless fork. Front brake mount. No cable stops or bottle mounts. 120mm rear drop-outs. Accepts up to 700x28cc tires

Maybe he changed the website since you ordered?
He must have. It was the first thing I checked after reading this thread, and the picture and description both said bottle mount. Now the description is right but the picture is still wrong.

Oh Tony...
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This was original cut and paste from IRO site this morning. Cool web site was changed, for future buyers sake. <teary eyed>I'm just glad I could make a difference....
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