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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 02-13-05, 02:00 AM   #1
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girly IRO

i built this MarkV up for my girlfriend.

if you look closely you can see the metallic flakes . i had it powdercoated at colorlife in LI.

sella italia lady fashion seat.
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Old 02-13-05, 09:32 AM   #2
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Mmm, so jealous. Of her.
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Is she going to ride it?
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how did you go about picking her saddle? my girlfriend wants a new saddle me being a big brooks fan i'm thinking their ladies ti pro, but for the dough i would be crushed if she didn't ride it.

sella lady, how is it?

btw great looking ride.....
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Old 02-13-05, 11:21 AM   #6
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what size is that frame? The waterbottle cage looks huge in comparison.
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could you give me the details on colorlife? price, turn-around time, bike friendlyness, etc. my local powdercoater went belly up. looks good to me.
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seconded on the colorlife. my new project wants some new paint...
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thanks guys, she's excited she wants to ride she waiting for the weather to warm up just a bit.
i choose the saddle because i am personally a fan of sella italia saddles, i'm running one on my IRO and on one of my mtbikes. i saw some interbike photos of it and i had to get it for her.i really hope it works out it wasn't cheap.
the size is 50. i think im gonna swap out the stem for a slightly shorter one w/less of an angle .

colorlife is in Lond island . exit 41 on the LIE.its off of rt 107, 131 engineers drive .but double check that adress w/him. the owner is john he was very easy to deal with and bike friendly. give em a call (tel) 516-433-1222. you could probaly ship it out to him also.turn around time was one week. initally the fiinsh was orange peeled on chainstays . i called colorlife and brought it back to them and they did the right thing and fixed it in 3 days.its super smooth now. they use dupont powdercoat and it's supposed to be very durable.
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Old 02-13-05, 10:55 PM   #10
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Maybe it's a Michelle V....Nice job on the bike....

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Nice job on the bike. Looks really nice.
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forgot to say nice bike. it really is.

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Nice ride. Love the saddle. Very urban, like that LV/Coach wear that the "kids" wear. HA!
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awwww. happy vd day, honey.
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heck yeah! And wtf?
nice job, and way to set the bar WAY too high for the rest of us...
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yeah im working on sizing it up correctly. i'm gonna pick up a shorter cheapie stem w/less angle until i find the right combo.then ill order something a bit nicer
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i just noticed you put bulletproof cranks on there -- i ride black 155's currently.
what size are those.. and are they alloy or aluminum?
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Mmm... alloy is aluminum.
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Mmm... alloy is aluminum.
Mmm... so is steel ;-)

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i just noticed you put bulletproof cranks on there -- i ride black 155's currently.
what size are those.. and are they alloy or aluminum?

they are 170mm. i'm running the same cranks on my iro as well but in black. i'm guessing they are aluminum.
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Chaloots, you're a keeper

Even as a straight male, I can say that
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they are 170mm. i'm running the same cranks on my iro as well but in black. i'm guessing they are aluminum.
do you know anywhere i can order black 165mm bulletproof cranks? and is there an easy way to remove the lettering on them?
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