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Old 05-29-09, 06:32 PM   #1
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Question about the IRO Heidi!

So my GF is looking to purchase the complete Heidi from the IRO website. I finally convinced her to go fixed but she wants to try it out on SS first.

I was wondering for those of you have ordered from IRO whether or not their wheelset came with a flip flop hub or if it is fix/fix?

We wanted to save money by purchasing the fixed version since I have a set of brakes available and all we need is a freewheel cog, but if the flip flop only comes on the SS option we'll probably choose that one.

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Old 05-29-09, 06:48 PM   #2
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yes, there is a fix/free option
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Old 05-29-09, 06:56 PM   #3
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If its fixed/fixed you can still put a freewheel on it.
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Old 05-29-09, 07:59 PM   #4
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I'm sure you can request a fixed/free wheelset when ordering from IRO.
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Old 05-29-09, 10:23 PM   #5
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if you would have looked into it for about 2 minutes youd see that you CAN go fixed free.

http://irofixedgear.com/index.asp?Pa...ROD&ProdID=150

under cog selection: select freewheel tooth
under Need a second cog: choose between another freewheel and tooth amount OR fixed cog and tooth amount.

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Old 05-29-09, 11:00 PM   #6
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^ and if you read the the OP they mention they wanna order the FIXED one since they already have brakes to put on it.
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the hub is fixed/free.
you'll need to purchase a freewheel and a rear caliper/brake lever - from IRO or elsewhere.
I didnt read the original post cuz im drunk so just do that ^
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Thank you for the help everyone.
We just placed the order in for a Blue Heidi, I'll post pics once it comes in!

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We just placed the order in for a Blue Heidi, I'll post pics once it comes in!
Yes, please do.
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^ and if you read the the OP they mention they wanna order the FIXED one since they already have brakes to put on it.
well the only option is to order the single speed with the flipflop hub, since the fixed doesnt have the option to come with a fixed free. looks like hes getting an extra set of brakes.
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