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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 01-14-11, 03:56 AM   #1
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My Iro Build- Photos to come

Iro Build is coming together quite nicely.

The parts that are going to be on for now, will not be final. I plan on upgrading a few componenets as I have the money. What I will be building for the meantime will be my commuter. I dont need anything fancy, just something to get me from A to B...while still looking at least a little nice i guess.

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Frame: Iro Mark V 53cm Frame ($250)
Crankset/Bottombracket: SRAM Omnium Cranks w/Truvativ GXP BB 48t($164.95)
Chain: KMC Chain ($15) - may use SRAM PC-1 Chain
Freewheel/Cog: ACS Claws Freewheel 17t ($15)- will put on a 17t cog + lockring
Pedals: Wellgo Generic Pedals from BI ($30) - MIGHT upgrade to clipless if I ever want to learn to use em.
Saddle: No Contest Saddle from BI ($18)- Will Upgrade to either Bontrager in form or Selle Italia in future. I didnt have any saddle so I got one to hold me down for now.
Headset: Cane Creek 1-1/8" threadless headset ($30)
Handlebars: Stock Windsor Hour from my last bike
Brakes/Levers: Tektro Brakes + Tektro levers (will get model. I forgot what they were.)- upgrade to SRAM Apex Brakeset + SRAM singlespeed levers
Stem: Velo Orange 1-1/8" Threadless headset ($35 i believe)
Seatpost: velo Orange ($20- its not velo orange, but it was on their site).
Wheelset: .....as of now my friend who gave up biking is selling me a front wheel, alex rims laced to a formula hub in good condition for $20. Tryna decide if Ill ask him for a reference to get a rear wheel for about the same....or if I should just use whatever i saved and get a good rear wheel XD. Considering the Julian V2 machined wheel in black. I know I know.....all those threads asking for wheelset suggestinos gone to waste. But with an offering for a good condition front wheel for freaking $20......I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING IN THE SUMMER LACING THOSE SRAM S27s to custom phil woods

Misc: Black Mash stickers to hide the Iro Logo lol.


Haha. Pics to come soon. Rip up my choices! go ahead!

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Old 01-14-11, 08:11 AM   #2
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Or you could get an IRO Angus complete for $399.
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Old 01-14-11, 09:05 AM   #3
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Or you could get a windsor hour for $0.
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So if I'm adding this up correctly, you're spending $700 for an IRO.
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^ =p. thats only IF i go ahead with all the "higher-end" upgrades lol. Well, I dont think its all THAT bad.
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Why are you buying an ACS Claws freewheel? Are they not crap? In any case, if I were to buy a cheap single freewheel, it would be a Shimano.
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Tektro to Apex is not exactly an upgrade, it would be quite the lateral move.

Get some new pads instead. Like Kool Stop Salmon.
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fasho. 'least I can return it. last one I had was perfectly fine. Never had any problems withthe last freewheel.....@Vixtor, cool. thanks for the suggestion.
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I thought you moved on to the roadie forum after you got your last bike stolen?
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I thought you moved on to the roadie forum after you got your last bike stolen?
so?
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get an apex group.
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I thought you moved on to the roadie forum after you got your last bike stolen?
I thought so to. Guess Im not over at the roadie forum. I still go over there once in a while if i have questions about parts that both roadies and ss/fg riders use.
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