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Old 02-16-06, 11:32 AM   #1
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so--anybody have or ever ridden (rode) an independent fab?

?? what about 'em?

i did the whole search thing and most of the threads were in the mtb and road forums. any if fixed riders around?

thanks!
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Old 02-16-06, 12:14 PM   #2
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what specifically do you want to know about IF bikes? THEY F**KING RULE> PERIOD> ARE you in Boston? Bring em' a 12 pack of beer tour the shop ride a bike ...
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Old 02-16-06, 12:40 PM   #3
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I have seen some on the FGG - I bet you could email one of the riders there.


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?? what about 'em?

i did the whole search thing and most of the threads were in the mtb and road forums. any if fixed riders around?

thanks!
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Old 02-16-06, 12:43 PM   #4
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ha! i'm interested in this as well.
I'm already planning my custom moving-to-boston-commemorative-frame. IF is on the shortlist.

There are also a few in the gallery at IFrider.com
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Old 02-17-06, 08:53 AM   #5
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Yeah, I have, a friend has one. It was a light and smooth ride, but I wasn't on it too long. I was afraid of crashing, knowing that I couldn't afford to replace anything on the bike.
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Old 02-17-06, 10:07 AM   #6
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i've got one. it's a custom crown jewel frame with a track rear end. this was before they started doing a dedicated track frame, so if you're looking for details there, sorry. anyways, with traditional road geometry, this bike is a tad more laid back than some of the dedicated track bikes that i've seen around, but i dig it. as far as the ride? well, it rides great. i suppose i could plagiarize a magazine review or a catalog and use words like "lively", or "supple", or even "nimble", but all i can say is that it's comfortable and the frame is light. i would say that it's a little stiffer than other steel frames that i've ridden (i also own a miyata fixxed and a soulcraft s/s mtb) but i read that that may have to do with the s&s couplers that are on there.
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Old 02-17-06, 10:22 AM   #7
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i've got one. (i also own a soulcraft s/s mtb)
Man damn. I've got some disposable bike cash, but that's awesome.
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