Custom Independent Fabrication Single Speed Worlds Bike (With Matching Shoes)

Independent Fabrication built this custom steel Deluxe single speed 29er with Paragon sliding dropouts and a painted-to-match Niner carbon fork for some very lucky Kiwi. The bike is being sent to the “land way down under (and a little to the right)”  just in time for the Single Speed World Championships on October 23rd. Why is there a big shoe box obscuring your view of this fine bicycle? Because in that box are a pair of semi-related to this story custom, one-of-a-kind New Balance I.F. edition M498s. How did this come to be? A certain New Balance employee who we will only refer to as Greg “The Leg” has a thing for I.F. and a way of arranging for his co-workers to embark on “special projects.” My question — who gets to rock the shoes?

For photos of the un-boxed shoes and the un-obscured bike click more…


Charlie - 10/14/10 - 2:22pm

Those shoes look like they’d fit a small man from Connecticut.

slippyfish - 10/14/10 - 3:06pm

That frame is an instant classic. The shoes, hmmm.

cj4 - 10/14/10 - 3:51pm

Looks like the non-drive side chain tensioner is blocked by the gussett/support between the chain and seat stays…strange.

grippycat - 10/14/10 - 4:22pm

No self respecting kiwi would have his bike painted green and yellow… must be going to an aussie

CF - 10/14/10 - 10:48pm

I’d rock those shoes any day of the week! Now I just need the matching clock necklace..yea

Uri - 10/15/10 - 9:22am


topmounter - 10/15/10 - 3:53pm

Just what I want… to get murdered for my shoes by a Celtics fan.

dougyfresh - 10/15/10 - 5:52pm


that is bitchn’

hope the frame and shoes fit the lucky winner.

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