Custom IF? Yeah that does sound pretty sweet.
I actually got a custom S&S road/touring bike built by
ThylacineCycles.com He posts here and was totally awesome
to work with. You should talk drop him a PM (user name
Thylacine) I actually found that by going with a smaller
builder I was able to choose exactly what I wanted instead
of getting a semi-custom like IF's options ANDI found I didn't
have to pay an arm & a leg for custom & now I want a custom
cross bike too. It never ends...
There are a lot of trails further out from Chicago, but it's
hard to compete with LA's weather & mountains. We have
better drivers though