Re: Independent Fabrication
hey Rich, you make some good points...... I would just say that you never know what you can get until you ask....... just as an example...... I always intensely disliked the curved seatstays of the XS so asked if it would be possible to have the rear end full TI.... guess what?
My XS is an OS so came with the large headtube and came with the tapered headtube as standard..... and I'm really glad It did, not quite so chuffed with the PF30 BB.
I've owned Tyler era Ifs and post Somerville If's, you'd be hard pushed to tell the difference..... although i kinda sorta get where you are coming from on the creativity/originality front, but then again financially the Co. was in the shitter 'til Gary showed up.
personally i am very happy with all my IF dealings......I like where the company is in the world.
When it comes to custom you just have to follow your heart...... but you know that anyway.
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