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    Independent Fabrication Question

    Does anybody know where/how to decipher the serial number of Independent Fabrications to learn about the year of construction.. I just purchased an used IF frame that has a SN# of 468D222.. Any ideas?

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    468 - 468th frame of the year
    D - Steel Deluxe
    2 - made in 2003
    22 - 22" frame

    that's taken straight off the IF owners site. is your frame a 22"?

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    As always, insightful comments galore from MTBR. I just measured the frame C-C and it was 22-in as you predicted... Thank you for the insights.. so I assume it must be a 2002 model.. The frame does have the bent chainstays and seatstays for better tire clearance. Seems like an odd size so I assume the frame was built to custom specs. I am stil on the fence.. The Inglehart fork seems very appealing especially given his past expereinces at Fat City Cylces... I checked his website and he seems only to sell frames and forks as sets... I will drop him a line... I am leaning towards the Salsa or IRD simply to keep costs down.. Still need to check on the rake and length specs...Thanks again

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    There will be a C after the size if it is made from custom geometry. This might have the standard geometry just a really big size.

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