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My new IRO: does this look right to you?

Old 12-18-07, 01:32 AM
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wow, cool! you must have gotten one of the special ones that tony punched with a blunt chisel! i hear they're limited edition. it's like winning a secret raffle.

in all seriousness, that sucks. hope you didn't spend too long putting it all together. that's like unwrapping the world's worst xmas present. like a puppy whose box someone forgot to put airholes in.
 
Old 12-18-07, 01:35 AM
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kill this thread.

i bet OP opened the box, saw the dent, got angry with panties all in a bunch and decided to start this thread instead of just calling tony at iro. idiot OP paints iro in a negative light when they probably don't deserve to be called out like that. when i got my angus there was a wierd indentation in the fork. instead of *****ing about it on the bikeforums i let tony know and he paid for shipping both ways and didn't question me about anything. easy as pie and he lived up to his reputation of great service.

kill the thread until you talk to tony.
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Old 12-18-07, 01:42 AM
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i dont think this thread is painting IRO in a bad light at all. Mebbe im biased because I bought an IRO before and experienced Tony's awesomeness first hand, but I dont think this thread is flaming in the slightest.

Theres enough pro-IRO threads out here that i dont think a newbie will get a wrong impression.
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Old 12-18-07, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by fix: View Post
what the **** are you talking about
it is not clear? someone made a mistake, an error, whatever. this is obvious. anyone (including the OP) who did not make a mistake does not need to worry as simply pursuing this will result in a desirable outcome. it is likely that an entity and not an individual will be held directly accountable in this instance. even if the OP did damage the frame or receive a damaged frame, it is unlikely that they will be unable to receive compensation due to the circumstances surrounding the damage. even if the OP is not being honest, their position is strong.

regardless, i am terribly high and i am not sure what my name is. does someone have some cake? i am rather baked. i was told there would be a party.
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Old 12-18-07, 02:02 AM
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in the end, this'll make IRO look great, b/c tony will make everything better, and then we'll all say "awww." until then, there will be at least 8 posts on how hard it is to get a hold of him, 18 more IRO threads, 12 posts tearing someone other than the OP down, 3 more posts about other random dents, maybe one saying you should have gotten a killo tt from BD, at least one more about your air duct, nothing about sloping top tubes, and probably a couple more ones about getting high/ penis shaped dents.
 
Old 12-18-07, 04:18 AM
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i got the penis dents/high posts covered...who wants the others?
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Old 12-18-07, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by guitarded616 View Post
kill this thread.

Idiot OP paints iro in a negative light when they probably don't deserve to be called out like that.
I had already called Tony (left voice message) and sent an email with detailed images prior to posting this. Furthermore, I wasn't painting a negative picture of IRO, but merely illustrating an unusual predicament that happened to me. I never said, "Don't buy IROs because....", and to the contrary, if I didn't like the bike so much, I would've chucked it back into the box and worried more about demanding a prompt refund than wasting my time posting here.

I'm most certain this is going to be resolved soon, and I'm anxious to post the good news. Since the bike rides straight as an arrow, I'm even willing to just take a dent-n-ding discount, slap one of those top tube protectors that everyone loves/hates so much, and be done with it.
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Old 12-18-07, 08:37 AM
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Well look here....

Sorry for the mishap. We can do 1 of 2 things. I can send you a
return label for the bike and have another one built for you.
The other option is to send you the frame set up with bottom bracket and
headcups and you can swap the parts to the new frame.

Let me know what you want to do.

Best Regards,
Tony
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Old 12-18-07, 08:58 AM
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option 2!
 
Old 12-18-07, 09:02 AM
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awww
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Old 12-18-07, 09:11 AM
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Old 12-18-07, 09:16 AM
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I remember that frame. Itís the frame I threw at my dog when he stole my Twinkie.
No fear a replacement frame and the saddle are on the way.
Just curious why anyone would put a chain tension devise on a bike that was damaged?

All the best.
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Old 12-18-07, 09:23 AM
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he said he assembled the bike with the cardboard on as not to scratch it in assembly.

wait..what? you throw bikes at your dog AND sell bent frames???! You monster.
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Old 12-18-07, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by bward1028 View Post
option 2!
I agree. I'll probably just keep this bike the way it is (top tube protector to hide the dent) as my beater, then save-up to build around the new frame.
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Old 12-18-07, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony Arms View Post
I remember that frame. Itís the frame I threw at my dog when he stole my Twinkie.
No fear a replacement frame and the saddle are on the way.
Just curious why anyone would put a chain tension devise on a bike that was damaged?

All the best.
Tony
Hey Tony, what becomes of dented frames? I'm looking for a 50cm at a bargain-basement price, and little top tube dent doesn't bother me.
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Old 12-18-07, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by james_swift View Post
I agree. I'll probably just keep this bike the way it is (top tube protector to hide the dent) as my beater, then save-up to build around the new frame.
I'm not sure you're going to be able to keep the busted frame. Tony may need it to get compensated for the damage, or to sell it at a discount if that proves impossible. That only seems fair, and you should check to make sure exactly how option 2 works.
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Old 12-18-07, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kyselad View Post
I'm not sure you're going to be able to keep the busted frame. Tony may need it to get compensated for the damage, or to sell it at a discount if that proves impossible. That only seems fair, and you should check to make sure exactly how option 2 works.
No qualms about that.
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Old 12-18-07, 10:55 AM
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I agree. I'll probably just keep this bike the way it is (top tube protector to hide the dent) as my beater, then save-up to build around the new frame.
hilarious that u think u get 2 bikes out of this! keep dreaming...
 
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The old one comes back and gets sold as a scratch and dent.
January is scratch and dent month.

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as it should be tony.

Props to you for your always amazing CS

Now how can u help me with replacing my mark V that was stolen lol
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Old 12-18-07, 05:00 PM
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heh. loose member.
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Originally Posted by Tony Arms View Post
January is scratch and dent month.
And my birthday is in January. Looks like maybe I'll have two IROs exactly one month from now.
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Old 12-28-07, 08:52 AM
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Got the new frame yesterday:





Thanks Tony!

Dick Hallorann: I can remember when I was a little boy. My grandmother and I could hold conversations entirely without ever opening our mouths. She called it "shining." And for a long time, I thought it was just the two of us that had the shine to us. Just like you probably thought you was the only one. But there are other folks, though mostly they don't know it, or don't believe it. How long have you been able to do it?... Why don't you want to talk about it?
Danny Torrance: I'm not supposed to.
Dick Hallorann: Who said you ain't supposed to?
Danny Torrance: Tony.
Dick Hallorann: Who's Tony?
Danny Torrance: Tony is a little boy that lives in my mouth.
Dick Hallorann: Is Tony the one that tells you things?
Danny Torrance: Yes.
Dick Hallorann: How does he tell you things?
Danny Torrance: It's like I go to sleep, and he shows me things. But when I wake up, I can't remember everything.
Dick Hallorann: Does your Mom and Dad know about Tony?
Danny Torrance: Yes.
Dick Hallorann: Do they know he tells you things?
Danny Torrance: No. Tony told me never to tell 'em.
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Old 12-28-07, 11:12 AM
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sloping top tube = poopy
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