Friday, May 15, 2009

FOCUS: The Hummingbird

This was one of our NAHBS bikes from 2008. It was the first IF lugged bike. The frame, fork and stem were all built and polished in-house at IF... under the cover of darkness. It's been riding the streets of Boston since the show ended.

The entire tubeset is Reynolds 953 stainless steel paired with Pacenti "Slant Six" stainless steel lugs. The stainless fork crown is also from Kirk Pacenti. The stainless stem parts are from Llewellyn in Australia.
Featuring a brazed in stainless steel top tube protector.

Our friend from the land of Japan, Daisuke Yano (also our Japanese distributor), brought the Kashimax Five Gold Olympic double strap toe straps over when he came for a visit.

The titanium seatpost is from Kent Eriksen.

The hubs (graciously donated) are from Cape Cod hub maker LeVeL.

Craig (A.K.A. "The Jerk") hooked me up with the sweet hoops, never built up, still in original packaging Campy Epsilon.... clinchers. They were hidden in the basement of International Bicycle... for a long, long time.

Just to be clear: we have no plans to produce lugged bicycles at Independent Fabrication, or forks, or stems.

1 comment:

Smallp said...

Hello IF,

What color is this hummingbird? is it "3. Baby blue pearl" or a custom paint?

Do you have real bike with "3. Baby blue pearl" for demostratation?