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    IRO,whats the deal?

    seems like you get a lot of bike for the price.are they total crap or what?

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    I've heard nothing but good things. Check out the Show your IRO MIA thread for pics.

    I have a silver Mia on the way. Can't wait.

    Jim

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    i think im gonna order the mia also.i cant believe they sell that complete bike for 575$
    seems like a no brainer

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    I rang for the build

    I think it's;
    alloy H & L bars and stem
    fsa headset
    velocity 120 disc rims with iro hubs
    pro max 410 mech disc breaks with H & L levers
    c20 shimano crank and the gearing is 32:16
    The weight is great. Frames look nice and yes reports are good.
    Don't know anything about the H & L thing and the pro max get ok reviews if you accept you have to tinker with them.
    They will swap out or upgrade parts at what ever it costs them.
    I was going to try and cruise over to Staten Island this weekend to check them out for a friend.
    G
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    .....spreading the love

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    Go to the <a href="http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=178">bikeforums.net SS and fixed forum</a> and search for IRO. Tony (who <i>is</i> IRO) posts on there sometimes, and everyone has nothing but good things to say. Nothing but great things to say.

    I have his hubs, cranks, bottom bracket (which is surprisingly nice), and chainring, and other branded stuff that I got through him. He is the nicest person you could ever hope to deal with in this industry, and his components are awesome.

    Until i can pack away the money for a Chester, my next frame will be IRO.

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    I have an IRO Mark "V". It is a great fixie/ss for the buck. I have also the IRO cranks/hubs with Velocity Deep V rims as well as their BB. I was thinking about an IRO HIGHLANDER frame for a SS/MTB but came across a nice steel RALEIGH frame with horiziontal dropouts. You can see the pics of it in the thread "Gearing Question"

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    I like my Mia

    I have a Mia which I built up a couple weeks ago. It's only been on a couple rides, but so far I like it a lot. I built my brother a Highlander a couple months ago and he is really happy with it. I think they are great bikes for the price and would be great even if the price was higher. The fact that the Mia will build up as a 29r makes it all the more appealing.
    Two Wheeled and Too Big

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    Check out the short film "Messenger" about the day in the life of NYC bike messegner Alfred Bobe. He is quite the badass. He rides an IRO, albeit a track bike. Still, messenger bikes get worked like crazy, seeing about 70-100 miles per day. That is proof enough for me of IRO quality.

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