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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Wasn't meant to be buying a frame so quickly after the wheels but saw this on eBay and couldn't resist. Please excuse the pics, I'm no professional at the best of times and only have an iphone.

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Sterling silver head tube badge:
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Nice crown detail on brake bridge:
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And another on the seat post collar:
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Top layer of weave on the Edge fork is lovely:
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Build list:
Frame: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel Ti with Aerospace grade 3/2.5 titanium tubing
Fork: Edge 2.0
Wheels: Lightweight Standard Gen II 16/20
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Evo SC with Vittoria Valve Extenders
Groupset: Sram Force
Brakes: Planet X Ultralight CNC with Lightweight by Swissstop pads
Cables: Jagwire
Bar Tape: Lizard Skins DSP
Seat Post: 3T Doric Ltd
Handlebars: 3T Ergonova Ltd
Stem: Ritchey WCS
Saddle: Token X Wing
Skewers: Plant X Carbon/Ti
Bottle Cages: Planet X
Front Derailleur Clamp: Carbon Exotic
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP
Pedals: Look Keo Classic

I would like to get it under 6.8kg. I'll hopefully manage it by cutting the seatpost. There isn't a lot showing and its the 400mm model so should be able to lose a bit.
Longer term may look at Ti spindles for the pedals, and lighter cables.
Even longer term may upgrade to Sram Red but with a lighter crank.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Find it amazing, congrats


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Love it!

Except the seatpost. But thats the matter of comfort...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Hmmm... I knew my scales were rubbish, but when I clamp them in the workstand then attach the bike I get 6.83kg. If I hold the scales in my hand then lift the bike it eventually locks at 6.69kg.

Can I claim the lower figure?!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Looks nice.

Watch out for those tyres. Mine lasted two rides before both got massive cuts making them bin fodder.

Had much more luck with veloflex and vittoria pave. shame as they do ride nice but so so fragile.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:23 pm 
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How are you finding the brakes so far? I find they lack real stopping power. Tempted to go back to Dura-ace for my next build.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:25 pm 
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deltree wrote:
How are you finding the brakes so far? I find they lack real stopping power. Tempted to go back to Dura-ace for my next build.


I think they're fine but I've other people say they're a bit weak. I used them on my last frame with Ashima cork pads and they weren't great but with the swissstops they're perfectly acceptable


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Yeah, I've used a mix of Swissstop yellow and green, might try something a bit different for my next set.

Looking at the pics again I absolutely love the crown details in the frame. Don't get that with carbon :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:43 am 
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This is really nice - classic Indy Fab build.

I can't tell if the panel on it is black or dark blue? Either way I reckon new SRAM Red would look amazing on this build, and the weight savings should be worthwhile without having to change the chainset.

It needs better bottle cages though! Arundel Mandibles would be ideal.

philhul wrote:
Hmmm... I knew my scales were rubbish, but when I clamp them in the workstand then attach the bike I get 6.83kg. If I hold the scales in my hand then lift the bike it eventually locks at 6.69kg.

Clamping it is possibly stopping it working properly? Need a bike-specific one that's designed to be clamped like the Park Tool one, or just claim the lower weight!

deltree wrote:
Don't get that with carbon :(

Depends what carbon you're buying...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:03 pm 
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I was thinking of submitting it for Biketart Crit-ique but there's no point now! Or at least I know what to change in advance to get a good score!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Amazing bike, that is a beautiful frame and a stunning build


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Such a beauty.. always love IF work. Good setup..

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:09 pm 
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BikeTart wrote:
This is really nice - classic Indy Fab build.

I can't tell if the panel on it is black or dark blue? Either way I reckon new SRAM Red would look amazing on this build, and the weight savings should be worthwhile without having to change the chainset.

It needs better bottle cages though! Arundel Mandibles would be ideal.





Pfft :noidea:

Ti frame=king Ti cages.

I'm sorry to swim against the flow round here but..... Arundel Mandibles are farking ugly bottle cages...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:57 am 
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sugarkane wrote:
Pfft :noidea:
Ti frame=king Ti cages.
I'm sorry to swim against the flow round here but..... Arundel Mandibles are farking ugly bottle cages...


This. King Ti cages would look great on this, and vote the Ti/Ti look will look far better than Mandibles also.

Gorgeous build!


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