Not classic French...
Independent Fabrications... custom fit (from a local shop), any options you want (added a 3rd water bottle, and eyelettes where I wanted them), employee owned, young, fun company...
Fork is steel (you can go aftermarket and get carbon), Ti tubing, sizes, geometry was chosen based on my riding style. A simple paint job is included, but I went with the shot peened finish. Worked with my local shop, a phys therapist who sepcializes in cycling to help with the initial fit, then IF direct, as I wanted a tour and got to meet one of the designers. Very smooth experience.
More pics (and detail shots)
. I chose a sloping top tube... but you can do this in classic as well. With long reach brakes I can run 28mm tires with Honjo fenders. Wider if you go with canti's (or disc?).
You can read about the process / decisions I've made on my blog
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
Last edited by bmike; 12-01-06 at 10:30 AM.