Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollister, CA
Bikes: Bianchi San Jose, Mercian King of Mercia
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Go for it
If you've got the green, go for it. IF is a quality company and the staff stands behind the work. You pay for he privilege of getting American built components, but that's not a bad thing if you can afford it. There are lots of other options -- Bruce Gordon, top-end Rivendell, Co-Motion.
I've ridden custom, factory and boutique frames. If it speaks to you, go for it. One issue: you must ride before you buy. If IF can't put you in touch with an owner who can let you fondle the bike, you may want to go slow.