My new frame

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nikh
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by nikh

I just recieved my new custom titanium singlespeed frame from Phil Wood.
Its built by Independent Fabrication out of 3/2.5 titanium tubing with custom machined ti 6/4 vertical dropouts.
Full custom geometry and only 1 of 32 made. Mine is number 30. Its all in celebration of Phil Woods 32nd year anniversary.
The disc only frame weighs in at 1530g including the DKG seat clamp and the 4 aluminium water bottle bolts. Add on the EBB shell and BB and it comes in at 1865g. I'm going to get the EBB shell drilled out by Jeff Jones at some point. This should hopefully save around 50 grams.
To say I'm impressed by Phil Wood and IF is an understatement. These guys and gals know exactly what they are doing. Now if only Chris King would sort themselves out :wink: damn nice singlespeed hubs I just need to be more patient!
The projected weight for the bike should be around 21 lbs. Not super light but its going to be a rock steady build for my 175lbs.
Pics attached.
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PW EBB shell + PW BB.
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On the scales.
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Side shot.
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In bed!
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nikh
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by nikh

A few more pictures.

I'll try and get some good photos of the weld quality tomorrow.
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Vertical dropouts.
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PW EBB.
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yoko
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by yoko

GOD, I'm drooling !!!

Very nice frame you got there, nikh.

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by saletel

SEXY

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by doccoraje

WOW

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by cadence90

That is a beautiful frame nikh :!:
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nikh
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by nikh

Thanks for the positive words guys I'm dying to have her built up as you can imagine!

Some more pics attached.
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Head badge.
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Rear view.
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Side shot.
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by elendil

beautiful

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by LloydP

:o i don't think there's anything i need to add to what everyone else said. just more of the same...

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Adri
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by Adri

Very nice build quality, as is to be expected from IF.
Enjoy it
:thumbup:
The seat collar is the same make as on my Moots. The whole frame quality reminds me of Moots anyhow.
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Smahatma
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by Smahatma

That is a piece of art. Just look at that welding :shock: .

nikh
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by nikh

Adri wrote:The seat collar is the same make as on my Moots. The whole frame quality reminds me of Moots anyhow.


Two great bike builders.

Out of my delayed build frustration I've added a couple more pics.

First is the whole bike on the scales. Not a bad weight at 1865g/4.1pounds.

Second and third are with the headset installed. Looking nice I think.
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Smahatma
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by Smahatma

Very nice, as everyone has already said.

Might we see your build list?

nikh
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by nikh

Smahatma wrote:Might we see your build list?


Sure, its more or less the following:

Fox F80X fork.
White Industries ENO cranks.
Crank Bros. Candy pedals.
Magura Marta disc brakes.
CK SS wheelset.
Fizik saddle.
Thomson seatpost and stem.
Titec riser bars.

Thats pretty much it. I have everything bar the hubs :cry: :wink:
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nikh
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by nikh

A saving of 26g once the shell is drilled! Thanks to Brent at Phil Wood.

More pictures to follow once I get it installed.
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