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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 04-02-05, 11:45 AM   #1
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ATTN: anyone here ride a nyc bikes frame?

i heard from a friend about nyc bike and they look like a quality oufit.

i'm looking at the "cityfixed" frame. (200 bucks, crazy low price)

how are their frames?

anyone own one?
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Old 04-02-05, 12:20 PM   #2
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200 bucks...great...add a fork, headset, stem, handlebar, wheels, and everything else to make it go and the price isn't so crazy low anymore.

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Old 04-02-05, 12:25 PM   #3
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the link
http://www.nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=366

of course buying new componets is expensive, but i have most the parts to build a decent set-up from my old fixie. i'm probably just switching frames/buying a new headset, bottom bracket, and keeping my old wheels. as far as "new" frames go i believe it's a good deal. plus, the owners are really nice people, extreamly helpful. they replyed to my email in a matter of hours and awnswered all questions plus more. and s&h is $5 flat.
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http://www.nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=366

owners are really nice people, extreamly helpful. they replyed to my email in a matter of hours and awnswered all questions plus more. and s&h is $5 flat.
I find that hard to believe, they must've read all the crap being written about them on this forum and decided that they need to start being better human beings to get more business.

I still suggest IRO frames. Look them up, www.irocycle.com
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Old 04-02-05, 05:43 PM   #6
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I find that hard to believe, they must've read all the crap being written about them on this forum and decided that they need to start being better human beings to get more business.

I still suggest IRO frames. Look them up, www.irocycle.com
thanks for the link. you own a IRO frame?
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Old 04-02-05, 07:44 PM   #7
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http://www.nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=366

of course buying new componets is expensive, but i have most the parts to build a decent set-up from my old fixie. i'm probably just switching frames/buying a new headset, bottom bracket, and keeping my old wheels. as far as "new" frames go i believe it's a good deal. plus, the owners are really nice people, extreamly helpful. they replyed to my email in a matter of hours and awnswered all questions plus more. and s&h is $5 flat.
Screw 'em, they suck. Don't give them your business; I did, and while I'm not displeased with the bike I bought my girlfriend (their city hybrid or whatever it is), I found them--esp. the owner--to be more like used car salesmen. I told them I wanted to build up a frame I had for a fixed-gear frame, and all I got was a pushy pitch to have them build a bike for me: 'it'll only cost you 600 or 700 dollars.' And, 'building a bike is fun, but, you know, MAINTAINING a bike can be fun, too.' They're lame. Do a search in the forums for them, too--we had a nice thread going about them just about a week or so ago. I'm firmly committed to keeping as much business away from them as possible.

Everyone here has only nice things to say about IRO Cycles. Look into them first, I say.

Good luck.

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are you short? i gotta 50cm iro thats gotta move.. but yea.. iro's rule
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i'm 5'10" so 50cm would be a little small.
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There was a NYCB thread recently and I got to trash them there, but I'll do it again and any other chance I can get.

Those guys are pr*cks. Give your money to Tony at IRO. I don't even know him, but it sounds like he's a lot better than those jackos over at NYBC.

Something about bikeshops who's employees and owners look like they've never stepped foot on a bike that makes me question their qualifications and intentions.

If I can think of some more sh*t to talk I'll post it.
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i do kinda think they are a little bit penis like...
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yeah i own an IRO, and it's a great bike that i'm very glad i got instead of a nycbike. Tony's great to deal with and he'll answer emails very quickly. I suggest giving him your money. It's 50bucks more and you get frame and fork, and a great bike. If you still can't decide, i don't know what to tell ya. If i heard everyone trashing a place, i'd take a hint that it's shady. But really, do a search on the forums for NYCB and IRO and you'll see the difference.
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i started the thread
i hate them...their products suck and they dont stand behind them...especial when mail order
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obveously people think nycb are ****. that's good enough for me. so now it looks like i'll look into IRO. thanks guys.
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yeah, they're so gay they probably have sex with women.

wait... that's not at all gay.

can i start over?

****, the sun's rising.
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My geared bike is an NYC Bikes road. They built it up for me w Velocity Sparticus wheels and 105 components.

their shop is a couple blocks from my recording studio and I stop by there pretty often when I'm home.

Those guys have helped me with a lot of stuff on my Fuji Track...parts/adjustment.... They have also shipped and received bikes for me.
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Called them a few months ago when I was having loose chain issues on my beat bike.
Told me to come on down and they'd take a look at it.
Took the front wheel off, put it in the car and drove down to Wburg.
When I get there, turns out they're all VERY BUSY working on EMERGENCY REPAIRS.
So much so, they can't even take a 30 second look.

I could tell that the dude in charge got a real kick out of it all.

Apparently, the rudeness of the shop is common knowledge.

Would never give those scumbags business.
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i would be rude too, if you brought a front wheel in with a chain problem
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Ive been going to NYC bikes for a while and havnt had a problem.. They are always busy because they do good work at a low price. They sell parts dirt cheep because they build the bikes they sell.. I have my bike in their shop getting a new track bottom bracket. The price is low so i am not stressing the week wait to have it finished.

I also ordered a fixie on their pre-season special. quality parts at a very low price. Ive seen good reviews on the bike and I feel that it comes with better parts then the IRO fixed they have in that price range.

no complaints here.
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yea.. the time is lengthy but. The have 60 bikes before me.
. I went to another good place on 17th street and the wait was long as well. Since its getting warm out, everyone is taking their bike to the shop
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okokok....i have an iro and a nyc road bike, now dont get me wrong i loveLOVE my iro....i have a special affinity for my nyc roadie(which by the way im converting to fixed this weekend) the guys at nyc are ok...i think they get a bad mouthed on this site quite a bit, they have always been helpful with me...much better than the service i have had at track star or bicycle habitat....
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You need to get a clue
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no offence chrisgerne, Id rather get something like my bottom bracket changed by a place so I can be sure it would be done rite. If its not.. the power of a reciept is great if it fails.. ya know??

ive always gotten the cold shoulder when i walked into bicycle habitat.. I dont know about that place.. maybe because im not riding a 1000$ bike.
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Uuuuuuuuum, what does it take to change out a bottom bracket?

Spend $30 on tools. Never wait a week again.
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well to the starter of this thread, if you haven't settled on a frame yet I would recommend going with Gene Spicer at Spicer Cycles. He does incredible work and is very friendly. He also sells the same exact frame used on the KHS flite 100 for around 200 bucks. Awesome frame, I ride one now though it is the Flite 100.
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