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Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel

This is my grail, a custom geo and one of a kind as far as I know when it comes to Independent Fabrications track bikes.

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel

Alpha Q/IRD Techno-Glide

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Grand Mighty/Sugino 75 NJS Superlap

Shimano spds

Sugino Grand Mighty/Dura Ace 15t/Sugino Zen 47t/Izumi V Super Toughness


Origin 8 Propulsion LTD/Deda Pista Newton

WTB Silverado/Thomson Elite

My legs

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/Suzue Pro Max/Vittoria Open Corse Evo CX

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/Suzue Pro Max/Vittoria Open Corse Evo CX

Blackburn rechargeable light

More Info:
The seat tube is 58cm and the top tube is 59cm. Seat tube angle 74 degrees, head tube 185mm. Tubes are a custom mix of True Temper OX Platinum and Reynolds 853. All tubes are sealed besides the seat tube. Custom Sterling Silver head badge.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. The Demise

Current Stage Info:

Today, July 30th, 2014 at the corner of State and Adams in Chicago, a car pulled into me and my frame died. there are 4 un-repairable snaps of the tubing, two in the top tube and two in the down tube. I am lucky to be alive.

Added by Ride_the_Chi. Last updated almost 9 years ago.

As of almost 9 years ago, Ride_the_Chi has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

1 Comment


jamesy says:

super nice frame!

....i cant believe that got killed though, but good you're alive.

Posted almost 10 years ago