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    Indy Fab

    My LBS owner knows that I have been showing interest in a IF Steel Crown Jewel. He has one that he built a few years ago with mostly Campy components. It also has carbon aero wheels and tubulars. He loaned it to me today for a test ride.
    I know there's a psycological issue about riding a new bike, but I swear I believe that this was the sweetest riding bike that I've experienced. Bridgestone RB-1 was nice also, buit couldn't ompare with this. Add a carbon fork and carbon seat post and the ride should be phenomenal. I was trying to hold off on N+1 until next Fall, but I don't believe I'm capable.
    This will be a great addition to the stable.
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    You live at the coast so get it in 953 steel. That would make for a nice bike.
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    N +1 is a good thing, but made sweeter by pictures! Are you thinking of buying the test bike or getting one made?

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    I purchased a custom (handmade for me) Steel Crown Jewel fixie last year. It's like riding a piece of fine art. Everyone that had worked on the frame signed a card and attached it to the frame. Very nice personal touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curdog View Post
    Add a carbon fork and carbon seat post and the ride should be phenomenal.
    They may also change the ride for the worse. The wheels will also make a difference. However with that said, I am a fan of fine steel and if you are not trying to shed that last 0.8 lb (which is about the difference) - it is the way to go. I only wish I could justify one - I have an Indy Fab Jersey instead.
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