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    The New Black Is . . . Black

    I like it and I hope you do to:

    Indenpendent Fabrication Steel Deluxe Frame (Matte Black with Gloss Black Decals)
    Black Phil Wood EBB
    Custom Anodize White Industries Crank Arms and Ring
    Crank Bros. Black Candies with Extra Black Bits
    RockShox Reba (Black No Stickers)
    Chris King Headset and Hubs (Black, see the pattern?)
    Stans Olympic Rims (No Stickers)
    DT Swiss Spokes
    Ignitors (tubless)
    Thomson Stem and Post
    Selle San Macro Aspide (Night Train)
    Hope Mono Minis (Black Levers, Plugs, Floating Rotors)
    Truvativ Carbon Bars
    ODI Lock-ons

    Weighs 23.8 pounds on shop scale.

    Thanks to Ben and Stuart at Roll for agonizing over all the details. Thanks to all the good people at IF for a beautiful frame.
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    I already have a thing for Johnny Cash bikes so I know I like it, but.. um... can I see it anyway? Not nice to tease...

    [Edit] Ok, now the pic shows up, not sure what happened there at first. Yep, I was right, I Like It!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QCRage
    I already have a thing for Johnny Cash bikes so I know I like it, but.. um... can I see it anyway? Not nice to tease...

    [Edit] Ok, now the pic shows up, not sure what happened there at first. Yep, I was right, I Like It!

    ALL I.F.'s SUCK!!!!


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    very stealth...... very cool.
    blah blah blah

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    How much more black could it be?

    ...none more black.
    Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    very simple looking. I likes!
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    What Kind of Chain?

    Is that a Wipperman Chain? I have not been able to find one. I'd appreciate any help.

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark67
    ...none more black.
    you beat me to it. Now, just have to avoid those pesky cold sores...
    disclaimer: i (NO LONGER) live with my mom...

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    Nice ride. Where'd you get the Eno crank and ring anodized?

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    nice

    looks just like one of my bikes BUT not an IF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1/2SpeedofSmell
    Is that a Wipperman Chain? I have not been able to find one. I'd appreciate any help.

    Thanks!!
    Click on the pic. However, I've never shopped there.
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | ssoft | flickr

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    Ignitors/Stans

    Quote Originally Posted by 1/2SpeedofSmell
    I like it and I hope you do to:

    Indenpendent Fabrication Steel Deluxe Frame (Matte Black with Gloss Black Decals)
    Black Phil Wood EBB
    Custom Anodize White Industries Crank Arms and Ring
    Crank Bros. Black Candies with Extra Black Bits
    RockShox Reba (Black No Stickers)
    Chris King Headset and Hubs (Black, see the pattern?)
    Stans Olympic Rims (No Stickers)
    DT Swiss Spokes
    Ignitors (tubless)
    Thomson Stem and Post
    Selle San Macro Aspide (Night Train)
    Hope Mono Minis (Black Levers, Plugs, Floating Rotors)
    Truvativ Carbon Bars
    ODI Lock-ons

    Weighs 23.8 pounds on shop scale.

    Thanks to Ben and Stuart at Roll for agonizing over all the details. Thanks to all the good people at IF for a beautiful frame.
    Beautiful Bike! How are the Ignitors working with the Stans Rims? They are kevlar bead right? I know Stan's recommends wire bead tires....I have WTB wire bead and Ignitor kevlar beads for the Stans rims I am going to build up. I am curious about which one will be the best/safest bet!

    Thanks!

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    Reba clearance?

    IF have any problems getting the Reba to clear the downtube? Looks close in the pic. Nice bike - very Johnny Cash.....now ride the hell out of it and tell us what you think.

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    Eno

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Nice ride. Where'd you get the Eno crank and ring anodized?

    White Industries was able to accomodate the "all black" look. They had a black crank at Interbike with etched White Insurtries logo. Roll (LBS) got them to make an all black set and extra ring.

    White Industries, Hope and Crank Brothers all made big contributions to the cause.

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    Truvativ Bars

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    We didn't realize Truvativ Bar came plugged! Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Stan's and Ignitors

    Quote Originally Posted by srobertstx
    Beautiful Bike! How are the Ignitors working with the Stans Rims? They are kevlar bead right? I know Stan's recommends wire bead tires....I have WTB wire bead and Ignitor kevlar beads for the Stans rims I am going to build up. I am curious about which one will be the best/safest bet!

    Thanks!
    Yes, they are kevlar. They fit pretty loose, so we'll see what happens. It is too sloppy here to ride the trails right now. I will be taking it easy for the first few outings. The wheels are crazy light!!

    Thanks!!

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    Reba Drama

    Quote Originally Posted by Flesh Peddler
    IF have any problems getting the Reba to clear the downtube? Looks close in the pic. Nice bike - very Johnny Cash.....now ride the hell out of it and tell us what you think.

    Let's just say, there were some anxious moments in Columbus and Boston. IF told me and ROLL that they were desiging their frames around the Reba. Cool, no worries then . . . until the bike was built. Reba controls didn't clear the frame. Many calls to IF and Rockshox were made. IF said they had built over 60 29er frames and this was the first one with clearance problems. ROLL installed the Poploc controls with the internal adjustment and things clear fine. IF offered to build me a new frame and keep this until it was finished!! That is customer service! So long story short, the Reba clears fine 60 out of 61 times!! If you are the next number 61, IF will make it right!! Thanks.

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    That's nice. The matte finish must be something new - not available when I had my IF ss repainted.

    So what's the seat tube/top tube measurements come out to ?

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    I love black bikes. Your's friggin' rocks. I was going to go with a flat finish but I thought it might hold up my frame. I was chomping at the bit to ride it so I told them shiney black and hurry. Mine came in at 22.15lbs.
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    Back in Black.
    Damn fine effort, 1/2!
    Do you work in the industry? How did you get the "extra" effort out of Hope?

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    I love the matte/gloss black. Stealth fighter. So cool!

    Screensaver worthy bike, going to swipe a copy of the pic if you don't mind.

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    Matte Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by (Tom)
    That's nice. The matte finish must be something new - not available when I had my IF ss repainted.

    So what's the seat tube/top tube measurements come out to ?
    It took some work to get IF to agree to paint the frame matte. It is not something they do regularly and were afraid it wouldn't turn out how I wanted. Staurt and Ben at Roll negotiatied on my behalf to get it done. It turned out great!!

    Measurments are custom and I forget them exactly. Basically a 16 inch seat tube with a 23.5 (ish) top tube. They designed it to run with a shorter stem. It fits like a dream!!

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    mine

    mine, black and sexy
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    Yo! JT is that you...did you see the ti Vicious at Rolls...i heard it was all blinged out

    oh yeah...that thing is sweet...can't wait to see it in person.
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    That thing is awesome.

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    next

    The Reba still has a red rebound adjustor..

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    Ti Vicious

    Quote Originally Posted by SOFTBUTT
    Yo! JT is that you...did you see the ti Vicious at Rolls...i heard it was all blinged out

    oh yeah...that thing is sweet...can't wait to see it in person.
    Yeah, the Ti Vicious is ridiculous. Ti fork, Jones XTR crank - crazy.

    Hopefully no crashes and shoulder injuries with this bike. That's why I got the Reba instead of rigid!

    See you soon!

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    Hot bike. Now shorten your Pop-loc cable/housing or else...
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    Love it, great build!

    Yes SIR!!
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