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    Default Re: Independent Fabrication

    Yikes!

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    Default Re: Independent Fabrication

    holly molly, how does it ride?

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    How does it ride? Not as stiff as it looks, I am believer of the oversize front end, not from a looks perspective but from a stability and shock absorbing point of view.... yes the carbon stem contributes to that but even so....

    It's no weight-weenie that's for sure. Whereas my full TI IF is snappy and is quick to accelerate this is more of a cruiser a 928 as opposed to a 911 I guess. But the geometry of both was aimed at these targets and IF hit both marks dead center......

    Dislikes..... well If I did it over, I wouldn't go PF30, although now I have Parlee cups installed, all my BB probs seem to have been cleared up (walking cups.. creaking etc.). But having said that I am not sure I could have the big tubes and have a std BB. so there's that.

    I have had the bike since the summer, so the honeymoon is over but have settled into a domestic bliss, oh and I absolutely love EPS .... no it's not essential but ergonomically and functionally it's a step up.

    Have owned a few IFs... they and the Company make me smile....
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    Quote Originally Posted by corko View Post
    Dislikes..... well If I did it over, I wouldn't go PF30, although now I have Parlee cups installed, all my BB probs seem to have been cleared up (walking cups.. creaking etc.). But having said that I am not sure I could have the big tubes and have a std BB. so there's that.
    it can be done just fine with BSA or you can do what Nick did to my Crumpton and install the BSA BB permanently once the PF30 bike is built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post

    Fork aesthetics are vastly improved from this angle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Just have two forks, use the steel during the winter and the carbon one in the spring during racing season.
    you just repeated 'what'

    but we were asking 'why'

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    Quote Originally Posted by corko View Post
    IF Advent Calendar Part II...
    Are you sure you don't mean 'garage workshop calendar'? The damn thing even winked at me, I'm sure of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by corko View Post
    IF Advent Calendar Part II.....
    You MUST bring this to Friday morning Swings coffee some time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElvisMerckx View Post
    You MUST bring this to Friday morning Swings coffee some time!

    will do E..... having logistical problems with fridays at the moment but I will show up when I can.....
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    2010 Ti Deluxe 29'er frame purchased this summer. Built in early fall and put through the ringer. Still riding it through the short days of winter @ 8000' in CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    you just repeated 'what'

    but we were asking 'why'
    He answered it in his original post:
    " On my Desalvo I had the fork he made and a carbon easton slx fork. Every spring I would switch out the steel for the carbon one and it would knock a pound and a half off the bike..."

    Whether you agree or not is a different matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign View Post
    He answered it in his original post:
    " On my Desalvo I had the fork he made and a carbon easton slx fork. Every spring I would switch out the steel for the carbon one and it would knock a pound and a half off the bike..."

    Whether you agree or not is a different matter.
    Well no he answered why he would put a carbon fork in the spring.

    What I don't understand is why a steel fork would be preferrable in the winter over a carbon fork and why weight would matter more in the spring/summer than in the cold seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nahtnoj View Post
    I find the IF fork to be visually unappealing, so I'd not have to look hard for a reason to replace it.

    But I'd probably replace it with an Igleheart segmented road fork, not a Falz.
    Gotta say, I don't have anything vs. that fork on my IF (tho mine's a 1" head tube, so it might fit just a tad better).

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    I spent the evening drilling holes in mine...
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    Interesting. Very very interesting. Report ASAP.
    La Cheeserie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    I spent the evening drilling holes in mine...
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    Thread drift, but I can't not say that I spy an Augusta in that shot. Hubba hubba! Yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solfege View Post
    Gotta say, I don't have anything vs. that fork on my IF (tho mine's a 1" head tube, so it might fit just a tad better).
    This is exactly the issue. My eye gets drawn immediately to the fact that the crown area is substantially smaller than the head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Well no he answered why he would put a carbon fork in the spring.

    What I don't understand is why a steel fork would be preferrable in the winter over a carbon fork and why weight would matter more in the spring/summer than in the cold seasons.
    For a similar reason to why people ride 2000g alloy clichers in the winter and switch to 1300g carbon tubs when the roads dry out, I think.

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    I picked up this new to me Crown Jewel frame in late august. the frame is of 2004 vintage and in really fine shape. i had mr. caletti check it out on his table for alignment etc.
    I finally finished the build yesterday. Enve fork, ultegra 6700, easton cockpit, easton tester wheelset, king headset.

    I lucked out in that the geo of this bike is very close to my caletti custome CX race bike. angles 72/74 on this one instead of 73/73 on my CX bike...and the ETT is about 4mm longer on jewel.


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    [QUOTE=Tristan;566202]I spent the evening drilling holes in mine...
    Wait. What's that in the background? Perhaps a 58 you want to sent to Canada?

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