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Is IRO going out of business or something?

Old 01-21-11, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
are the new ones fixed free only? mine from long ago are double fixed.
The bargain basement deal no longer offers the fixed/fixed option. All out of stock.

Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Too bad textbooks > extra wheels.
Extra wheels = extra money to spend on bike AND textbooks.
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Old 01-21-11, 08:39 PM
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iros deal isnt quite as old as fdrs, but its close.
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Old 01-21-11, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
Extra wheels = extra money to spend on bike AND textbooks.
Definitely does not compute. I may just have to take your word for it...
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Old 01-21-11, 08:50 PM
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what's weird is they now show the discontinued 29er on their home page. i'm pretty sure they removed all images of the 29er when they dropped it from the lineup.
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Old 01-21-11, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Definitely does not compute. I may just have to take your word for it...
The profit is not great enough for me because of the shipping cost, otherwise I'd be lacing them up and selling them.

How much is the shipping to Chicago?
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Old 01-21-11, 11:28 PM
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Shipping to campus is about $10 for one wheel worth of parts. I don't think I'd be able to make much money on wheel building, since I've never done it before. I might build a pink set for my lady, though.
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Old 01-22-11, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Shipping to campus is about $10 for one wheel worth of parts. I don't think I'd be able to make much money on wheel building, since I've never done it before. I might build a pink set for my lady, though.
haha lets do it. group buy. you, me and brian XD
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Old 01-25-11, 03:55 AM
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man if they brought back the JR i would be all over that so many times over!!
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Old 01-25-11, 07:29 AM
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Somebody asked about smaller (HD) frames on the Iro Facebook page yesterday. Their response was:

Thank you for your interest in Irocycle. Sorry, but our 46cm Mark V HD is currently out of stock and is not projected to be back in stock for at least 6 months. I would be happy to place you on a waiting list to be notified by email when they arrive. Please let me know if you’d like me to do this. Thanks.
I'm not sure how long it takes to replace stock, but I doubt it takes that long. It'll be the middle of summer by then. Sounds like they might be trying to reinvent their whole lineup.
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Old 01-25-11, 08:57 AM
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That's how long it takes BD to restock their bikes sometimes... but then again, I don't think IRO is a BD-type operation.
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Old 01-25-11, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
That's how long it takes BD to restock their bikes sometimes... but then again, I don't think IRO is a BD-type operation.
Yep. I think IRO is definitely not a BD-type setup. The last time I checked.

IRO was initially started in NY but then moved to Penn to their own factory. And everything was made/assembled in Penn. The steel/tubing might be from a supplier. That is what I am not sure of.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:03 PM
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what made iro popular before was that they sold cheap bikes with road geo but fork ends for fixed use.

the market has since exploded for street fixies, and iro isn't dirt cheap anymore by comparison.



local dealer for iros stopped carrying them because the price they have online is cheaper than what he could sell them for. he says they're clearing everything out and making a bunch of new models. who knows if that's gonna happen though.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:06 PM
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When they did group buys way back when I am fairly certain the frame were not made in the USA and it took a while for everyone to get their bikes from the time Tony placed the order. I think it was something like 3 months.
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Old 01-25-11, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by klaw091 View Post
Yep. I think IRO is definitely not a BD-type setup. The last time I checked.

IRO was initially started in NY but then moved to Penn to their own factory. And everything was made/assembled in Penn. The steel/tubing might be from a supplier. That is what I am not sure of.
LOL. They are made in Asia like just about everything else.
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