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    Dream machine on FGG today

    Thanks to brent at Phil Wood for making this boy's dreams come true.
    In collaboration with Independent Fabrications, Brent Cadagan produced this beauty, which I will pick up in San Jose in 8 days. First ride is a hilly century near Redding, Cali. Big ride will be the Big Fix.
    See today's entry at fixed gear gallery, and drool, flame, lust away.
    Thanks again to everyone on the forum, we have raised over $200K for histiocytosis research---AND I get this bike.
    Good karma and high fiber,
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    Saw it already this morning. Major league bling-bling. I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need a polished Ti/carbon frame...

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    link http://fixedgeargallery.com/2006/apr/PhilWoodCo.htm

    hotness! can we get a drive-side pic please!?

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    4th pic is drive side. Takes a sec to load.

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    I am supremely jealous. That thing is bad ass.

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    *drool
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    Awesome. dr mojo, are you planning on riding on the fizik? The ride/the bike just seem to demand a Brooks Swift, imo.
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    Holy crap! That bike and those pics are amazing!

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    Before it is even brought up.

    Mojo, please stop calling me. I don't know who you are or what you're talking about. My bike!



    Seriously. Before people start ripping on it I'll clear a couple things up. The pics were all taken with the bike in "booth bait" form using wheels that will not be used for the 120 miles a day that are going to be put on the bike. I had the rims and wanted to do something with them. The wheels for the ride will be Phil SLRs to Velocity rims.
    The bike was built with a couple primary goals.
    Ride quality appropriate for riding 120 miles a day, hence the material and geometry selection. I know many hate the sloping top tube, Mojo is stoked and that is what matters.
    Stop people dead in their tracks when they see it whether they like or hate it and bring their attention to "The Big Fix" ride. That has definitely been achieved every time the bike has been shown.

    Hope you all like it for what it is.
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    whoa! can i get a? whoa!
    not a big ti-carbon feller, but hey, it's an independent fab!
    (makes me even more anxious to get my paws on my crown jewel)

    and those wheels. . .sex, pure sex.

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    Woah -- that is one hot machine. I've definitely come round to the road fixie style for long distance and daily riding. Definitely one of the few compact frames I like, including this IF:



    Go Mojo go!

    And on the Fizik note -- I think it looks perfect for the bike given it's tech-yness.

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    compact geometry is the worst...
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    That Carlton is hott as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent at PW
    The wheels for the ride will be Phil SLRs to Velocity rims.
    which velocity rims ya gonna rock?

    thanks!

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    heavens, it's shiny. you're in cali, so it'll be easy to keep her clean, eh?

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    gorgeous bike. the sloping top tube bugs me like brent mentioned, but i can get over it. plus nothing makes a bike better than being part of a noble cause.

    mojo, i'm assuming you're going to have car support for the ride. is that correct? while out in berkeley i checked out some hot Ebisu single speed touring frames with eyelets on the track ends for a rack and bosses for water cages and a frame pump. seems like those things would have been nice on a bike for your ride, but if ya have car support i guess it's not an issue.

    again, awesome bike and awesome cause.

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    that bike is absolutely incredible. i'd love to hear more about the collaboration between phil and IF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent at PW
    I know many hate the sloping top tube, Mojo is stoked and that is what matters.
    Not to crash this fest, but there is a reason some of us don't like sloping top tubes: its inelegant and completely gratuitous. I can't stand the look and don't see the benefits for the end use.

    Regardless, the bike is hot, nice dropouts... I personally prefer brushed Ti, but the polished combo with carbon is sweet looking. Probably alot better in person.

    One last thing - that Easton stem is ugly.

    One more last thing - +1 on the wound-up fork.

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    Not to crash this fest, but there is a reason some of us don't like sloping top tubes: its inelegant and completely gratuitous. I can't stand the look and don't see the benefits for the end use.
    How about... it's stronger, lighter, and just a better design?

    The only thing that's gratuitous is this forum's hard-on for outdated technology in the quest for 'retro cool'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R
    Not to crash this fest, but there is a reason some of us don't like sloping top tubes: its inelegant and completely gratuitous. I can't stand the look and don't see the benefits for the end use.

    Regardless, the bike is hot, nice dropouts... I personally prefer brushed Ti, but the polished combo with carbon is sweet looking. Probably alot better in person.

    One last thing - that Easton stem is ugly.

    One more last thing - +1 on the wound-up fork.
    bah! I like sloping. Nut clearance while keeping head tube length (note that I said "sloping" not "compact" - ask e-Richie to explain)

    and that's a Thomson stem, not an Easton
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    O RLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee
    How about... it's stronger, lighter, and just a better design?

    The only thing that's gratuitous is this forum's hard-on for outdated technology in the quest for 'retro cool'.
    HA....*cough* quill stems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee
    How about... it's stronger, lighter, and just a better design?

    The only thing that's gratuitous is this forum's hard-on for outdated technology in the quest for 'retro cool'.
    stronger? you mean stiffer? there is little to no empirical evidence to support that claim. it's mostly marketing hype.

    lighter? no. saving maybe 3cm worth of tubing while using a longer seatpost negates any weight savings.

    just a better design? que?
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    WOW. Hottest frame I have seen since... since I have seen frames, really. I could nitpick; I hate those pedals and don't really fall for rims like that, but overall... fantastic job. That lug welded to the seattube holding CF toptube is gorgeous.

    Does the big Phil logo on the downtube mean that Phil put down the money for IndyFab to build the frame? If so, hats off to you guys. (Hats off anyway for the hub donations etc.) I'm not into Phil hubs at all, but it's great that you do stuff like that.

    Sloping top tubes make the frame a tad ligter and a tad stiffer. I guess they also allow the seatpost to flex a bit more so the saddle doesn't crack your nuts. That's enough benefits if you want, but it's ultimately an aesthetic question anyway. I think it's tits
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R
    Not to crash this fest, but there is a reason some of us don't like sloping top tubes: its inelegant and completely gratuitous. I can't stand the look and don't see the benefits for the end use.
    I'm not a fan of sloping top tubes, but "gratuitous"? It's just another way to design a frame fer crying out loud. I'm just guessing here, but I think the benefit is it allows you to make a lighter frame with greater nut clearance. Shorter seat tube + shorter seat stays = less weight. Sloping top tube = higher headset relative to the top of the seat tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    and that's a Thomson stem, not an Easton
    then why does it say easton? not very good marketing on thomson's part


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