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would you buy a BFSSFG iro

Old 01-12-07, 10:19 AM
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Im amazed at how many people want white. White is cool and all.. but I would really love for this to be much more of a "special edition" I would love the 2 tone idea, but that probably wouldnt happen. So if not I vote anything NEON.

Furthermore, when this is done and everyone has their ride, I say we do a special race, just for these frames. Tony might be even more in a discount mood if we did an IRO only alleycat... With the winning prize being some Uber awesome 1 off IRO frame... ahhh dreams.
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**** it, I'd do it. I think we should all agree on one obnoxious color and have it labeled SSFG, so there'd be 50 custom bike forum bikes out there. Corny, but awesome.
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nope. nothing unique (from the rest of my stable) enough about and IRO to get me interested. Even at that price.
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Did/doing the pedalforce thing and currently riding a pretty crappy (but free) Puch conversion frame as my fixed with decent components that would swap right over for the most part... An Angus frame would be about 5 pounds lighter... yes I would be in for this, reflective black would be my choice if I had one.
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I'd be down for an all-white Mark V.
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Yep I'd get two of them
Neon Puke yellow or green something like that
Maybe special stickers that say BFFGSS or somehting like that
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You know what would be sick? How about a polished naked steel frame with clear and special decals? Something like this...
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Originally Posted by Rikardi151
If this would result in cheaper shipping costs for everyone(including everyone chipping in for transportation costs) I would be willing to do this. and there are enough people in philly that we can get together and have a packing/shipping party
Yeah, I'm in for packing/shipping. I'd be interested in an Angus in white/primer. I agree there is no way to get color concensus, so let's get a "blank canvas" thing going. We'll give the painters and powdercoaters of the world scads of business. And discounts for the PA local kids who pick up/pack/ship.
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Ok a word on the pak and ship comments. Since Tony doesn't include shipping in his online pricing lets assume there is no shipping in the price quoted above. It doesn't cost that much for ground shipping of a frame...I can ship a frame in a frame box to LA for less than $30 from here in central PA. Some other considerations...there will be no packing. I am 99% sure these come to Tony in frame boxes, so why repack them? All you do is slap a new shipping label on them.

On shipping I am 100% sure that Tony has an account with a shipper (UPS in fact if you check the shipping calc on his site). Because he has this account and I am also sure has daily pickup from this shipper he gets a discount from what the avg joe will get if they go directly to UPS or to a UPS Store...it is like a 27% discount. For instance I can ship a frame in the Gitabike frame box I have sitting at home (33x6x22, more than big enough for a 56cm traditional frame) from here to San Diego, CA. Packed frame and box may weigh 15lbs (probably lighter). If I do shipping online and drop it off at my local UPS depot it costs $22.79 to a residential address. If I ship it from my work, where we have an account and daily pickup the same box will cost $16.62.

My point is that Tony can and I am sure is willing to ship these frames and it will cost less than someone renting a truck and going to pick them up then taking them to some shipper.
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I would go for the naked steel-coated, or white angus. Not that crazy neon thing. Decal separate. This would be my first real fixed gear frame.
I believe the custom color thing would be too much trouble for Tony. It might bring the cost up. If a few people here get two... it might even bring the total to 50 bikes giving us 35% instead of 30%.

Philly-an here.

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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
My point is that Tony can and I am sure is willing to ship these frames and it will cost less than someone renting a truck and going to pick them up then taking them to some shipper.
Great point, but if tony is boxing up frames and shipping them out individually, that really isn't a "group order", but rather 50 or whatever orders all at once..

Maybe it doesn't matter though.

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I don't see why other frames or regular black frames would be exempted from the group deal- if he already has em in stock, it's just a matter of shipping them out.

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Old 01-12-07, 11:16 AM
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if tony can ship them, i'd want him to.

i really doubt that a road trip for the philly kids plus whatever discount they decide to give themselves plus whatever price on shipping they can get is going to be cheaper.

plus then i can work out with him a way of sparing my frame from the "aesthetic" paint preference of the group...
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Old 01-12-07, 11:27 AM
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Old 01-12-07, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
if tony can ship them, i'd want him to.
If the logistics work out well, I'd be in. I'm also of the sentiment that if Tony can ship, let him. Jack my price up by $2 to cover his time to type my info into his customer database.
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I'd prefer a Mark V for the cheap factor and threadlessness, but Angus is ok too if that's what most folks want. Nasty neon all the way!
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is that for just the frame, or a complete bike?

If its complete, hell yeah, but at that price im guessing frame =p
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If it was bare-metal with a clear coat I wouldn't be able to resist! (My wife will kill me, though).
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I prefer Angus, presonally. Although I wish it was threadless.
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the angus can be threadless with a fork/headset swap or an adapter.
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Here is the poll
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Ok I know this is a smoking deal on the frame price but for those of us looking for a complete bike it still doesn't beat the full bike price when you add their std wheelset and a level 2 build kit. What about a 20% discount on complete bikes rather than this 35% discount on the frame?
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im down for either the white, gray or clear/steel angus. i dont know what it is with you guys and the neon. maybe im just too seattlesubduedpassiveaggressive.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Ok I know this is a smoking deal on the frame price but for those of us looking for a complete bike it still doesn't beat the full bike price when you add their std wheelset and a level 2 build kit. What about a 20% discount on complete bikes rather than this 35% discount on the frame?
That would probably be a question for Tony, but as far as I know the whole idea is to get a discount for buying 30-40 framesets in bulk. I doubt we would get 30 takers for complete bikes with the same build. I think most of us who are interested in an IRO frame for cheap already have parts kicking around or have specific ones in mind.
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Originally Posted by billypilgrim
maybe im just too seattlesubduedpassiveaggressive.
Maybe, but I am and I want a fugly neon frame.
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i've been looking at building my first fixed and would totally be down for a group order.
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