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    New IF SS build!

    After thrashing my Surly 1x1 for 5 years (and with zero complaints, I might add), I've finally bitten the bullet and gotten a new steed. Matty B. and the guys at IF built me this sweet steel Deluxe with PW EBB, and I took it out on the trail for the first time today. Suh-Weet. Here, take a look:
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    Crap...

    I guess I'm gonna have to rethink the quote in my signature now, though.
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    Looks really nice. I like the flames.

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    hot damn!

    Quote Originally Posted by PBnJ
    After thrashing my Surly 1x1 for 5 years (and with zero complaints, I might add), I've finally bitten the bullet and gotten a new steed. Matty B. and the guys at IF built me this sweet steel Deluxe with PW EBB, and I took it out on the trail for the first time today. Suh-Weet. Here, take a look:
    wow! that makes two sweet IF's posted in the past couple of days. mine is on order now, and will hopefully be done sooner than later. what colors did you use? It looks to be white into platinum, but it's hard to tell. that might be the first flame paint job that I've been really stoked on. congatulations and nice job on the build!

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    I agree with Dan - very cool understated flames.

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    That is stunning. Granted, flames aren't really my thing, but that's still a stunning frame. Do I notice the build with two different forks? One black rigid fork and one blue susser?

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    Thanks guys...

    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Do I notice the build with two different forks? One black rigid fork and one blue susser?
    Yep, I left my rebuilt SID at home when I went into the shop on my day off to build the bike, so I just installed the Surly rigid fork until I could take the squishy back to cut the steerer tube correctly. The SID is nice and all, but I really came to like the steel rigid fork while the SID was being rebuilt... may be calling up IF to have a fork done now.

    Quote Originally Posted by dan p
    mine is on order now, and will hopefully be done sooner than later. what colors did you use? It looks to be white into platinum, but it's hard to tell. that might be the first flame paint job that I've been really stoked on.
    Congrats... you're into the hard part now. Mine took about 7 weeks, which I guess is pretty good. I got married, took a honeymoon, and still had to wait when I got back. I was worried that somehow something wouldn't be right when I opened the box, but the only snag I had was not expecting to have to find a 29.4 seatpost. The paint is silver to platinum, and thanks for the compliment... the closer I look, the more impressed I am with the flames, the paint, the welds, pretty much everything. My hat's off to the guys at IF... they certainly do put a lot of heart into their work. And the bike rode absolutely beautifully.
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    Love the flames...being a firefighter and old school boy...your bike is ....well let's say incredible...

    I have an 89' fat city that I still have and ride...everytime I see an IF i covet......perhaps that should be my next baby?....hmmm

    last to be said great job on the bike....I would like to ask...why a PW EBB over a BUSHNELL?

    peace
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    guess i need a new avatar...

    d'oh!

    i mean...

    "mm, berries! ..... tastes like <i>burning</i>"

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    why don't you....

    post some pics up over at www.IFRIDER.COM ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBnJ
    After thrashing my Surly 1x1 for 5 years (and with zero complaints, I might add), I've finally bitten the bullet and gotten a new steed. Matty B. and the guys at IF built me this sweet steel Deluxe with PW EBB, and I took it out on the trail for the first time today. Suh-Weet. Here, take a look:

    AGHHH!!! ...a derailleur hanger!

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    Thoreau

    PBnJ:

    "That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest." --Henry David Thoreau--

    I think Thoreau would like your desire for simplicity enough to see through the cost...unless of course you didn't pay cash! I love reading(and I hate to read) Thoreau and Emerson, gives you a better perspective on life.

    Nice ride!

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    Great Frame...

    My only complaint would be the routing of the disc cable guides in the rear....under the tube. Kind of makes the routing from under the tube to the top at the rear conncetion, lets just say, not that smooth. I prefer` routing the guides on the top, but since the frame is also V compatabile I guess that was their only choice.

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    Love the flames!


    Quote Originally Posted by PBnJ
    After thrashing my Surly 1x1 for 5 years (and with zero complaints, I might add), I've finally bitten the bullet and gotten a new steed. Matty B. and the guys at IF built me this sweet steel Deluxe with PW EBB, and I took it out on the trail for the first time today. Suh-Weet. Here, take a look:

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    I know, I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    AGHHH!!! ...a derailleur hanger!

    Someone had to notice that, right? I've been singlespeeding for quite a while, and have no plans to run gears off road anytime soon, but I expect this frame to last me well into the future, and I don't want to have to buy another frame if I grow too weak or old or lame to singlespeed. I know the frame would look cleaner without the hanger and extra cable guides (brakes and shifters), but I wanted the most versatile frame possible, and I think they did a good job keeping it clean-looking.

    BThor, as for the Phil Wood vs. the Bushnell, they offered the PW, and I didn't know there was an alternative. How do the two compare? And by the way, I secretly covet the old Fat City stuff too. Got any pictures?

    Corky3, I've been checking out the IFRider page, looking for other paintjobs with flames, and haven't found much. I'll have to send them some pics... thanks for the nudge.

    MellowCat, I think you're probably right. Simplicity is underrated... that's something surely everyone on this board can relate to.

    Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBnJ
    After thrashing my Surly 1x1 for 5 years (and with zero complaints, I might add), I've finally bitten the bullet and gotten a new steed. Matty B. and the guys at IF built me this sweet steel Deluxe with PW EBB, and I took it out on the trail for the first time today. Suh-Weet. Here, take a look:
    That is one GORGEOUS bike!!!!!

    Congrats!

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