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Old 11-08-05, 02:55 AM
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Help.

Im looking to buy a new bike I have about 800 to spend and I am looking for the best bike for my dollar if anybody has any suggestions or can link me to any good bikes that would be a great help thanks for your time.........
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Old 11-08-05, 04:36 AM
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People on this forum give these guys decent word of mouth:

http://www.irocycle.com/
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Old 11-08-05, 08:50 AM
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buy a used frame (track or road) for cheap and built it up with nice components
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Old 11-08-05, 12:44 PM
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cool name robert smith

fixed or singlespeed? on road or off? commuting or racing? 800 dollars or brightly-colored beads?

need a bit more info to help you select the right bike

some of you guys must have a string coming out your back and when you pull it you squawk IRO! IRO! IRO! no matter what the question is
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800 brightly colored beads is worth alot in the world market right now. or so i hear.

if you have 800 dollars the possibilities could far excede an Iro. im thinkin rush, nessuno, maybe debernardi, steamroller,...those might run a bit over 800.00 but im not sure. A used frame for around 300 could leave room for some ok parts. hmmm.
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Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
some of you guys must have a string coming out your back and when you pull it you squawk IRO! IRO! IRO! no matter what the question is
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

edit: if you're down in pueblo, you should come up to the velodrome and check the "for sale" board before you do anything. a friend of mine picked up a complete tommaso for like 400ish with record hubs, suntour cranks, cinelli bar and stem... blah blah blah boing boing boing voip voip voip
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$800 for complete I assume?
Soma Rush is probably the best you can do.
De Bernardi will probably exceed $800 when all is said and done.
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Old 11-08-05, 01:01 PM
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I want a single speed fixed gear I use my bike to commute to work and will ride daily this bike will not be raced and will only be used for street thanks again for your support.
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Soma Rush is a good bet. You might also like to lok at Kogswell if you like lugged frames. IRO has a good rep around here for a reason. (I assume) They make a great product for not a lot of money, and have great customer service. Still if I had $800 burning a hole in my pocket, I'd spend it on a Soma Rush.
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Originally Posted by Robert Smith
I want a single speed fixed gear I use my bike to commute to work and will ride daily this bike will not be raced and will only be used for street thanks again for your support.

Do you want a single speed or a fixed gear? do you know the difference? It'll make a little difference if you will only need it for ss vs only fixed or even both. Since it's only for commuting, the rush is probably a good choice or any other complete bikes with more of a road geometry.
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people recommend IRO because you're buying from a guy who a) posts here, b) runs a small business c) is a great guy d) has a great product to sell at a great price e) gives fantastic customer service (do a search...). you know... "keepin' it in the community." i'd rather support Tony (which, in turn, supports all of us by giving us access to solid stuff at solid prices) than support some company that i don't care about...
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Originally Posted by queerpunk
people recommend IRO because you're buying from a guy who a) posts here, b) runs a small business c) is a great guy d) has a great product to sell at a great price e) gives fantastic customer service (do a search...). you know... "keepin' it in the community." i'd rather support Tony (which, in turn, supports all of us by giving us access to solid stuff at solid prices) than support some company that i don't care about...
I totally agree and if I were in the market for a new, affordable, complete bike I'd buy an IRO in a second. The only real reason I suggested Soma Rush was because he had $800 to spend. If you'd rather save $300 of that for something else, then buy an IRO and you'll love it. If you really want to exhaust the entire $800, buy a Soma Rush and build it up.
Hell, buy a Soma Rush and buy one of Tony's build kits. Best of both worlds.
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Well, the cool thing with IRO is they offer add-ons to the basic complete bike that can make it a little nicer or more personalized. Also, the saddle ain't much.

Example:
IRO Jamie Roy - $574
Nifty wheels or Chris King headset - $100
Brake - $60
Brooks saddle - $70
Total - $804

Of course, the OP may also want pedals...
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