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Old 01-23-07, 07:15 AM
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Fixie group buy

Ok so maybe you have seen it but in case you haven't there is an IRO group buy going on organized over in the SSFG forum. IRO is putting together a frame that will be custom to Bike forums in that it has a Dedacciai tube set with the Mark V/Angus geometry (yes drilled for brakes but no cable stops). You get to pick 1" or 1 1/8" head tube and weather you want british racing green, flat black, or a muted blue (see the link for color chip). Cost is only $150 and requires a $50 deposit. We only need 40 people total which shouldn't be an issue.

https://irocycle.com/iro/index.php?ma...products_id=61

I would link you to the thread in SSFG but it would confuse the hell out of you because the whole thing changed like 6 times before it was finalized....no point in trying to figure out that thread.
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Old 01-23-07, 07:19 AM
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Must....resist... urge... to buy... SS....

I'm already eyeing a Specialized Langster that I can get a team discount on... Must resist!
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Must....resist... urge... to buy... SS....

I'm already eyeing a Specialized Langster that I can get a team discount on... Must resist!
I too was looking at a Langster that I was getting a deal on....but the IRO is steel man...and it's only $150 for the frame.

I just ordered some Record brakes for the Merckx and I will be putting the Centaurs on the IRO...ordered some of the Tektro brake levers that look just like Ergo levers too. I have the bars from the Roubaix and a stem....now I need a crank and BB and a wheelset...or at least a rear wheel.
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i never did get a FG/SS, but somehow the IRO doesn't appeal. hmmmm... :scratches head:
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Where is the picture of the frame?
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Originally Posted by crypticlineage
Where is the picture of the frame?
Well there isn't one because this exact bike hasn't been built before. It will use a different tube set than either the Mark V or the Angus. It will use the same geometry as those two bikes though. Here they are:

Angus



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Oh, man, don't do this to me.....I came so close to buying and building up a Mark V last winter, but went with a cheap, old, steel road bike and did a great conversion. But I still quietly wish I had the IRO. Now this. AND, to make matters worse, I just bought a new/used road bike soon to be delivered. But, man, this is such a great price. I have to think about this a bit. I may have to do this (and keep it secret from the wife by keeping it black).

I will be back to you on it.

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Well as long as i can fit a front brake, i'm down.

$150 is a great price when i was considering a Surly Steamroller or a Giant Bowery already...
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Originally Posted by Psydotek
Well as long as i can fit a front brake, i'm down.

$150 is a great price when i was considering a Surly Steamroller or a Giant Bowery already...
Frame will be drilled for both front and rear brakes...is just wont have cable stops for the rear so if you want a rear brake you will have to get some sort of clamp on guide...or zip tie it or some similar makeshift solution.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Frame will be drilled for both front and rear brakes...is just wont have cable stops for the rear so if you want a rear brake you will have to get some sort of clamp on guide...or zip tie it or some similar makeshift solution.
As long as the top tube is a 1", there are lots of NOS cable clamps on ebay that go for decent money (as long as you don't try to bid on the Campagnolo ones, those go for serious money sometimes). The silver rings would probably look real nice on the black frame.
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Sweet, i sent them an e-mail with afew questions but maybe someone here knows... How/when will the remaining $100 be collected and what're the shipping costs? 'Cuz i'm ready to put in my order.
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Originally Posted by Psydotek
Sweet, i sent them an e-mail with afew questions but maybe someone here knows... How/when will the remaining $100 be collected and what're the shipping costs? 'Cuz i'm ready to put in my order.
Now see there is an interesting question...one that has been asked in the SSFG forum and one I haven't seen an answer to yet...so let us know if you find out.
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Originally Posted by cuda2k
As long as the top tube is a 1", there are lots of NOS cable clamps on ebay that go for decent money (as long as you don't try to bid on the Campagnolo ones, those go for serious money sometimes). The silver rings would probably look real nice on the black frame.
Yea...actually there is a place someone in the SSFG linked to that has sets of the Campy ones (3 per set) that run for $20. I was thinking of that but the screw and bolt sort of bother me. On the other hand my current plan is to use JB Weld and epoxy some cable stops on the TT. May sound hinky but I think I can pull it off and make it look ok.
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Grasschopper. I wonder if you might edit down some of the main concerns that have come up so far in the SSFG thread, such as sizing (lots of debate), shipping, decal or no decal, etc. And the frame color mock up posted here would also be great. Anything else you can think of to bring over from the other forum would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Well the sizing IMO should be done by the TT and honestly if you have a hard time picking the size it probably isn't a good idea to buy one if you aren't ok with winding up with the wrong size. For me that isn't an issue the 56 is going to be perfect for me.

Shipping will be done by IRO and I for one am happy with that...there was some talk of a group of guys from Philly going to IRO and picking the frames up and then shipping them...this was going to cost more no matter what they thought. I personally live only 40 min from IRO and my wife is in the Middleburg area very often so I will just have her pick my frame up.

I have no clue about the decals...I hope it has the IRO decals, doesn't bother me...there is sometalk of a BFSSFG decal which is fine with me too but I don't know if that is through IRO or if that is something someone on here is putting together and will ship out seperatly.

Here are the color mock ups someone put together:




Well now that the server is back up lets see if this actually posts.....
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chopper - any clue if the frames have bottle cage bosses?
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Botto,

It is my belief they do have one set of bottle cages, but he'll know for sure
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nevermind, i can't read.
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Originally Posted by gfrance
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It is my belief they do have one set of bottle cages, but he'll know for sure
Hmm...got to tell you that I too believe it will have a single pair of water bottle bosses but I don't know for sure...let me see if I can wade through that mess in SSFG and find it.
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is this for the frame only, or frame and fork? if it comes with the fork, will tony swap it out for a carbon one?
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Must....resist... urge... to buy... SS....

With your training time soon to be limited, you really need to get a fixed gear to help maximize the time you have.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Hmm...got to tell you that I too believe it will have a single pair of water bottle bosses but I don't know for sure...let me see if I can wade through that mess in SSFG and find it.
starting to get tempting, especially when i consider the fact that i've got a bunch of spare parts after my pinarello's premature death.
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Man, I have a big tax refund check coming in, and since about 2 days ago, I've really wanted to build a fixie. This is really hard, since I don't know if this is just a momentary infatuation, or if I would actually ride one.
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Is that $150 for a frame and fork, or just a frame?

I don't need a fixie, nor do I have the room for a fifth bike on my tiny boat, but I sure want one.

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I'm really happy with my roadie-conversion, but if this had come along a few months ago, I would have totally jumped on it.
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