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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I know the spacer thing isn't popular here, but this isn't built for me so spacers make it work. And I was thinking 2cm of spacers only but Spaceman looked at me and said, no maybe 3cm. And 3cm turns out to be right.
    This is not a Rapha catalog, so you are OK to use as many spacers as needed to make the bike fit.
    I'll pm you if I see the spacer cops coming with their little rulers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky33 View Post
    This is not a Rapha catalog, so you are OK to use as many spacers as needed to make the bike fit.
    I'll pm you if I see the spacer cops coming with their little rulers.
    I had a dream the other night that my stable was all zero stack, that I could climb the Alps in 53x11 and that I had perfect ironic facial hair. My accent was something European. Ladies wanted me, men wanted to be me. It was rad.

    I woke up, it was 4:30AM, baby was crying, winter-mix outside, long day of work ahead. Living is comedy.

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    The most remarkable thing about my IF is how little it has changed. With every other bike I feel some need to constantly fit new bits in a quest for improvement but the IF was perfect out of the box.

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    Finished this build just in time not to travel with it to CA today (rain and not much time to ride). Anyway, I had the frame for years before having it coupled, so I know it fits. Bilenky coupled it, and Toby at Hot Tubes stripped, painted, and removed the canti stud. Very pleased!!






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    The IFs in here are so, so proper. Why is it that the ones I see out in the wild often have tits-up Ritchey Biomax bars and adustable stems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomridesout View Post
    The IFs in here are so, so proper. Why is it that the ones I see out in the wild often have tits-up Ritchey Biomax bars and adustable stems?
    Probably because that is how the person who paid for the bike wants it.

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    I got a new IF, it is awesome. Couldn't have been a better experience.


    Dave Bradley...not the grumpy old Hogwarts caretaker "Mr. Filch" or the star of American Ninja 3 and 4.

    formerly "Mr.President"

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    Looks awesome. Good to see IF doing 44mm headtubes... I also used to not like the IF green and white but it's growing on me.
    I changed the way mine was dressed. The jury's still out on light tape- I would change to the Deda 'ivory' tape to better match the bike and I'm hoping to find a trade for a silver HS. Saddles's either black or white and I prefer the black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.President View Post
    I got a new IF, it is awesome. Couldn't have been a better experience.


    I really like this. You couldn't pick a better bike to ride tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrZRM View Post
    Finished this build just in time not to travel with it to CA today (rain and not much time to ride). Anyway, I had the frame for years before having it coupled, so I know it fits. Bilenky coupled it, and Toby at Hot Tubes stripped, painted, and removed the canti stud. Very pleased!!





    Nice! What kind of brakes? How are they working for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philster View Post
    Nice! What kind of brakes? How are they working for you?
    Oh, just the TRP 8.4, easy setup and they work well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.President View Post
    I got a new IF, it is awesome. Couldn't have been a better experience.


    And that is awesome!! Nice to see you back on a new IF...you totally killed that build and paint!!

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    Wow, I am a fan of DrZRM and Mr. President's cross bikes. Very cool!

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    This beast arrived today...the di2 11sp is all here but we're waiting on some R45 disc hubs. It's not even mine and I'm shaking with excitement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
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    This beast arrived today...the di2 11sp is all here but we're waiting on some R45 disc hubs. It's not even mine and I'm shaking with excitement!
    That's a looker, but don't put that battery on the DT, get the internal one!

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    Too late now.



    Looks great.

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    YOIKES Trisan what a rig :) Good for you man.

    I wanted to extend a hearty HE!! YEAH for IF and crew who deciphered a very odd problem I had with the Ti Di2 coupled bike they made for me last year.
    The bike has performed flawlessly for me including travel to our Southern France Camp, 1000's of training miles, Ballers and some things I should not even mention. After all that the bike developed a click in the DT coupler. I'm a decent wrench and spent enough time deciphering this to know where the problem was but was not able to figure out how to fix it. After exhausting all the usual tricks like spraying the coupler clean, blowing it out with compressed air etc. etc. no love man NO LOVE!!! The silly thing continued to creak. I did not want to disassemble the coupler from the frame so sent it back to IF to see if I'd lost my mind or it was something in the wire retainers causing the problem.

    Couplers are insanely reliable and trouble free. Thousands of frames are in use with S&S worry free in fact we have couplers on our 12 yrs. old tandem and zero issues...the problem that I had was a real freaky piece of bad luck.

    Bottomline....Jesse and crew fixed it and sent the bike back in short order after giving it to a lanky new employee to beat on for the weekend.

    Click free and a little embarrassed I can't fix EVERYTHING!!!

    Thank You IF.

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    This is going into production for me soon, courtesy Jesse @IF and the good people at NYC Velo:

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    Built for brazed-on Paul Racers and fenders over 30mm tires. Psyched.

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    Howdy Adam. That looks real real good.

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    Thanks, TT. Maybe when I grow up, I'll be able to rock a top tube like yours. Till then, I think 61cm will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamdoesit View Post
    Thanks, TT. Maybe when I grow up, I'll be able to rock a top tube like yours. Till then, I think 61cm will do.
    Shoot, next time I'm in the city let's knock back some street food, a tall boy than trade bikes. At that point it all becomes a blur.

    I like that Jesse gave you a decent amt. of drop. What stem length is this built for if I may ask?

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