Friday, December 31, 2010

LPB :: Cover Girl

Grab the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Momentum Magazine when it hits the stands with IF's Leah Pappas-Barnes gracing the cover and the feature story on handmade bicycles.

Happy New Year to all and safe riding tonight.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HadleyClay :: Limited Edition :: IF Mugs

The new HadleyClay mugs are in. Just in time for Hot Toddy season!

We ordered 36 mugs, each one was handmade and no two are alike.

Pick yours up in the IFStore. When they sell out they are gone!

Hadley has documented the making of these mugs and will be posting process picture and stories on the Hadley Clay Blog. Check it out soon for "the making of" postings.

Handmade in the USA by my sister: Hadley.

'Tis the season to support your friends and family.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Titanium Deluxe :: Paint :: Transition

Sometimes its all about the line.

And sometimes it's about the transition.

- t.e.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Prolly :: Shop Tour :: Sesh

- t.e.

Nobeyama :: Yatsugatake :: Molly Cameron

Daisuke Yano and Molly Cameron, the owners of two of IF's most premier bicycle studios (Yatsugatake Bicycle Studio and Portland Bicycle Studio) have combined forces at the 2010 Nobeyama Cyclocross Race. Once again all pictures are being poached from Daisuke's flicker. Beautiful race, beautiful bikes and beautiful images. Thank you both.

That's Daisuke shredding above.

Molly's backup bike at the ready as she shreds by for another lap.

Molly and Daisuke, post race.

Japanese antics.

- t.e.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cyclemode :: TOKYO :: Yatsugatake Studio

Our main man in Japan, Daisuke Yano, just put on a great show at Cyclemode, a bicycle tradeshow in Tokyo.

He conceptualized and built the booth himself (and with the help of a couple of good friends).

This is a singlespeed Club Racer with disc brakes.

Daisuke has also been documenting his builds in his studio.

Nice job Daisuke, wish I was there!

** all photo credit: Daisuke Yano.

- t.e.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

TiFLW :: V2 :: Wicked.

Fresh out of the Indy Fab Special Ops department: the new Titanium Factory Lightweight. Inspired by the original Factory Lightweight muscle cars that came out of Detroit in the 60's. These hot rods were defined by their high horsepower and all-out determination for maximum speed.

This is a strict racing machine, designed and engineered for sprinting, climbing and fast criteriums.

There are lots of new features packed into this model including an integrated seat mast featuring the all new IFtop secure saddle adjustment device.

Our new ISP is completely and ridiculously secure with a rider weight limit of 500lbs (all muscle of course) with bolts tightened to 10Nm.

We worked closely with aarn_wrks_dsn to do the final 3D drawings for the IFtop clamp.

When the height limit is reached a fluorescent indicator will appear in the relief hole on the back of the IFtop.

The large diameter head tube is designed to accept the new Inset 44mm headset standard.

The oversized bottom bracket shell was designed exclusively for use with the new Press Fit BB30 bottom bracket, shedding lots of weight and making it possible to stiffen the frame up considerably. This new BB in combination with the oversized head tube made it possible to use a 44.5mm diameter butted down tube. This, in combination with a few other things, delivers the maximum amount of your horsepower to the rear wheel.

Special dropouts were also made just for this model. Featuring a smaller overall size, drilled out faces and an engraved backside. Visible, both above and below, are the new single bend chainstays, stiffer and lighter than ever before.

This marks the introduction of 2011's new script decal selection. The decals are not made yet so on this bike they have been painted in. Look for them to appear as an option in the coming months.

13lbs 13oz as shown.

The TiFLW will be available for sale shortly. We are steadfastly working on finding a reliable source for the titanium tubing we need to make the head tubes. We are also working on some new fixtures that will help us to integrate this frame into our production flow.

Happy Halloween!

p.s.- Hey MADFIBER, thanks for the wheels!

- t.e.