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    Hope Calling Independent Fabrication owners, need opinions on this frame

    What do you guys think about this frame? I'm 5'11 with about a 32/33 inseam. How this frame and would it be the right size for me?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Independent-...ht_2816wt_1141

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    anybody?

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    Age? Flexibility? Riding style?
    Best go ask your local shop...

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    40, average flexibility, riding style nothing super techinical, cross country, fire roads, streets.

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    I'd say got for it. It might be a scant big for you but riding tame trails and fire roads I don't think its anything that would hold you back

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanem
    I'd say got for it. It might be a scant big for you but riding tame trails and fire roads I don't think its anything that would hold you back
    independent fabrication bikes are all custom made or is that frame i'm seeing a stock frame?

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    I think all IFs are custom now. And the ebay ad says that it is a custom 19". See if the seller can give you the standover height. That might help you a bit in determining if it will fit you or not.

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    What is the serial #?

    I think truly custom IFs have a the letter C just before the model designation, eg 012CD919 (12th custom deluxe - model year '09 - size 19)


    I have a built traditional 19" that is just as new if not newer looking (dropouts are not even scratched) for sale in the classifieds if interested.

    Here is a link to the IF geo pdf if you have not yet looked at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eauxgod
    I think truly custom IFs have a the letter C just before the model designation, eg 012CD919 (12th custom deluxe - model year '09 - size 19)
    That's incorrect. I actually have a completely custom 2009 IF deluxe and my serial number follows the normal IF format (xxxDxxx). My custom 2008 IF titanium Crown Jewel also follows the same format (xxxTxxx).

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    That's incorrect. I actually have a completely custom 2009 IF deluxe and my serial number follows the normal IF format (xxxDxxx). My custom 2008 IF titanium Crown Jewel also follows the same format (xxxTxxx).
    Actually we are both wrong. Back in the good ol days, IF would put a "C" after the size to indicate a custom build. It is safe to guess that this change happened after 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eauxgod
    Actually we are both wrong. Back in the good ol days, IF would put a "C" after the size to indicate a custom build. It is safe to guess that this change happened after 2007.
    I was only referring to new bikes, which the OP was looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    I was only referring to new bikes, which the OP was looking at.
    There was no indication of it's age but rather it's condition. Thanks for your input though.

    I wonder if he purchased it?

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    Well did ya buy it?

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