Category Archives: Independent Fabrication

Independent Fabrication began by filling people’s dreams of expertly crafted steel off-road bikes during the 90s. They have been adding materials and manufacturing techniques ever since, and have become the premier builder of the new dream bike of this century . “IndyFab” has the experience to deliver precise control over the tube lengths and angles that make a custom bike really perform as imagined.

Matt’s Gloss Black Independent Fabrication Steel Planet Cross

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This Independent Fabrication Steel Planet Cross sees it’s share of mud and cold. A high-end steel frame like this one is great for cyclocross … the material itself lends a ton of durability, and Independent Fabrication’s excellent construction allows great ride quality and low frame weight. Check out the slim fork legs and rear dropouts!   Tweet

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Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel Steel, Ultegra Di2 and Tubeless

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This one has a special place in my heart … A steel Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel. A frame with century-old materials matched with some awesome technology in the parts. You can’t beat a top level steel machine like this for ride quality. The Ultegra Di2 works flawlessly … even the push-button front shifting … and never needs adjustment. These American Classic wheels are some of the lightest, and they can be used as tubeless as well. Tubeless tires will give you improvement in comfort and efficiency … both good things. A seatpost mounted Di2 battery keeps everything looking clean. Color-matched … Continue reading

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Independent Fabrication, Steel Crown Jewel, SRAM Force22 build

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Here’s  road bike built to last. Independent Fabrication’s steel Crown Jewel frame gives you maximum durabilty, and the custom geometry ensures it’s a perfect fit. A high-end steel frame like this one gives you great shock absoption along with the snappy feel a metal frame is known for. We receive it as a frameset alone from Independent Fabrication. We chose a standard threaded bottom bracket shell to ensure parts would be available for decades! An oversized 44mm headtube allows the use of a full carbon Enve form with a tapered steerer tube. The Cane Creek 110 headset gives a hint … Continue reading

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Independent Fabrications Club Racer, modified into an Audax Bike

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This Independent Fabrications Club Racer has been modified quite a bit from its “stock” configuration to become what it is: an Audax, or “light touring” bike. No one has the ability to control the dimensions of a bike like Independent Fabrications, and this bike really shows it: the handlebar height is exactly where the rider requested it to be, there is just the right clearance for 32mm tires with stainless-steel fenders, and there is ample standover clearance without a drastically sloping top tube. All just right! The Club Racer model is intended to have caliper brakes, and 23-28mm tires. Independent … Continue reading

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