NAHBS – Independent Fabrications Wounded Warrior Roadie and 3D Carbon Crown Lugs

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NAHBS 2010Independent Fabrications used their floorspace to showoff not just their frames and features, but also this special one-off Wounded Warrior Project steel Crown Jewel Special Edition road bike that’s being raffled off to raise money for the WWP.  The WWP has formed a new cycling team that’s training for the Road Runner Classic cycling race this April 24 in Albuquerque, NM, where the raffle ends and one lucky person gets this $6,000+ bike plus a custom fit from IF. More info on the raffle here.

IF also had a sweet 13lb version of their Corvid carbon bike with custom 3D carbon lugs in logo-matching crown shapes, plus a track bike collaboration with Phil Wood to celebrate his 40th year of making bike parts…and a nasty looking snow commuter.  Check it all out after the break…

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Shiny blue bar tape and white hoods really top off an excellent tribute bike.

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The Corvid is Indy Fab’s full carbon bike.  It uses custom-made crown-shaped carbon lugs to really set it apart, and this model went a step further and threw on Zero Gravity brakes and Gates Carbon Belt Drive to get the weight down to about 13lbs.

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Normally, the Corvid comes with just a clear coat, which they’ll tint to give it a color sheen, but they went all out with this one.

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Screws at the top of the dropout attach the seat stays and allow the break in the frame necessary to insert the belt.

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Event the bottom bracket lugs get the royal treatment.  The Corvid is a full custom bike that you order through your local IF dealer, where they’ll measure you and let you pick paint, cable routing, etc.  Frame and fork is $5,500 with the tinted clear coats or a translucent pearl sheen.  Lead time is about 4-6 weeks.

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This could be the ultimate crap-weather commuter.  Disc brakes, full fenders, studded tires and a Bailey Bagworks lunch sack up front.  And the bright paint job with reflective decals will help them find you if a snow plow shoves you into a drift.

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Logo and other “decals” were done in a puffy reflective paint.

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Sliding dropouts allow for weatherproof drivetrains like internal gear hubs or single speed.

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In a collaboration with Phil Wood, IF is building 40 of these special edition track frames that’ll get decked out with limited edition components celebrating Phil Wood’s 40th anniversary.

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Hubs and gear get XL (Roman numerals for 40) cutouts.

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The XS is their ti-lugged carbon-tubed road bike, and this touring bike takes the high end frame and adds the utility of fenders and racks.

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This is their Super Commuter dressed up in a very outdoorsman paint scheme.  All it needs now is a gun rack and trailer for hauling home your game.

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4 thoughts on “NAHBS – Independent Fabrications Wounded Warrior Roadie and 3D Carbon Crown Lugs

  1. “And the bright paint job with reflective decals will help them find you if a snow plow shoves you into a drift.”

    I am constantly amazed at the strange and unexpected placed that the Myth Of Bicycling As An Extremely Dangerous Activity pops up!

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