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    I agree Gary, the best finish award was long overdue.....you guys have been killing it lately with the examples posted to your blog....
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    that Corvid cross bike gives me goose bumps. is it a 55!?!?
     

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    Default Re: Independent Fabrication

    There's also my write up from the NAHBS blog.



    Quote Originally Posted by GSmith View Post
    I thought that some of you might be interested in the post NAHBS press coverage that featured IF:

    First up is Red Kite Prayer, where Patrick Brady, lead judge at NAHBS, discusses various winners. We won for Best Finish, and while some kvetch about the awards, I have to admit that this one has been my Moby Dick. We've previously won for best type of bike, type of material, and type of construction method, so this one was the missing link, and the category where I think we truly differentiate ourselves since we do all finishing in house.

    Next up is Velonews, who made their own Best Of list and gave us thumbs up for Best Cyclocross. This bike is our first build for Dylan McNicholas' 2014 CX campaign.

    Bike Rumor focused in on what was new, and for us there were a few things. Like more and more folks, I've caught the fat bike bug, and while I like my Salsa Mukluk, we needed to build one, so the Chubby D-Lux was born. We've also been making stainless steel road and CX bikes for some time, but did not have the proper tubes available to make a SS MTB, until now. Reynold's launch of 921, a cold worked stainless, allows for the level of manipulation required by today's preferred tire sizes. We made up a 650B in this new material.

    Bike Radar called us out in several posts, featuring my personal S&S coupler travel bike under their coverage on gravel grinders and fat tired road bikes. It is the simplest machine that I could imagine for getting out when I'm traveling, mostly to cities. Clearance for 32's (great for Euro cobbles and curbs), naked ti to minimize paint damage in the case, and a grease/mess free belt drive. One brake cable and I'm ready to roll. They also mentioned our ti 29er single speed and the new Chubby D-Lux.

    Bicycling Magazine gave us a shout out in their Best of NAHBS coverage for the orange ti 29er single speed, which was the most popular bike in our booth.

    Lastly, some great photos here from John Jackson, professional photographer.

    It was a good show, and thanks for looking.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElvisMerckx View Post
    There's also my write up from the NAHBS blog.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by corko View Post
    I agree Gary, the best finish award was long overdue.....you guys have been killing it lately with the examples posted to your blog....
    Thanks Andy. I'll be in DC for the next 3 days, unfortunately tied up in exciting textile discussions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSmith View Post
    Thanks Andy. I'll be in DC for the next 3 days, unfortunately tied up in exciting textile discussions!
    Bring some polartec with you...... snow forecast for tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbabcock View Post
    While I understand that some reminisce about the olden days of IF, these folks make bikes that are the best in the world. There are peers and some of those peers used to work at IF, but I don't know that I would put anyone above Gary and crew. That the most current iteration of the business is viable is even better. There's one from this afternoon's ride...thanks IF.
    Fantastic bike. Reminds me of my 2009 IF Deluxe drop bar conversion I did a few years back:



     

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    I've just gone and done something impulsive.
    Details to follow.

    (and no, it's not a plastic fork on my CJ)
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    implusive is best.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    I've just gone and done something impulsive.
    Details to follow.

    (and no, it's not a plastic fork on my CJ)

    ...

    If-Ti-Club-Racer-IC-3-1024x682.jpg
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    damn...
     

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    Is that a Somerville frame or just the old (cool & quirky) graphics?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Is that a Somerville frame or just the old (cool & quirky) graphics?
    Haymarket decal at bottom of ST. (Yes, I can recognize them at that angle. I have a problem.)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    I think this looks awesome, but I'm slightly sad because your TT is usually longer than I like. Unless that one is a 55, which it kind of looks like now that I look at the other photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velobran View Post
    I think this looks awesome, but I'm slightly sad because your TT is usually longer than I like. Unless that one is a 55, which it kind of looks like now that I look at the other photos.
    It's a 56.0 whereas my current one is 56.5. This one has a shorter head tube. I snagged it off the IF web store and it came with a fire engine red steel fork. (there's also a similar sized Ti Crown Jewel for a wicked price though a little taller front end).

    Mine looks to be a non EBB version of the coupled one that Gary brought to NAHBS. Independent Fabrication Blog: NAHBS 2014: Titanium Club Racer

    And for someone who is a bit too middle of the bell curve in size/fit, I'm hoping this bike can be the strada bianca esque ride I would probably never order from scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    I snagged it off the IF web store...
    How did I not know about this? And how am I going to avoid checking it daily from here on?

    Dangerous. Especially as I've already sold my Merckx...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    How did I not know about this? And how am I going to avoid checking it daily from here on?

    Dangerous. Especially as I've already sold my Merckx...
    I didn't know about this either and I've already checked and re-checked this morning. Carefully looking at the measurements to make sure they are accurate (and are all too big).
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    Quote Originally Posted by velobran View Post
    (and are all too big).
    Worse than that here - one of them will fit quite nicely.

    Thankfully it's one of the least exciting looking IFs I've seen, and to pay extra have it re-finished would probably nudge it into the "can't quite justify" category... Probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Worse than that here - one of them will fit quite nicely.

    Thankfully it's one of the least exciting looking IFs I've seen, and to pay extra have it re-finished would probably nudge it into the "can't quite justify" category... Probably.
    Get it, ride it, rough it up. Then do the refinish and it'll be like having a new bike all over again.
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    I'm just getting started with this thing, and I've got some awesome stuff I want to do this summer. You guys ever look at southwest British Columbia on Google Earth? The possibilities are endless. Thing is I'm kinda sorta scared of 800 pound bears that run 35mph.

     

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