That looks tidy. Gotchaself a bargain.
Are those Middleburn rs7 or rs8 cranks?Owned this Independent Fabrications frame since 2012 and have always said, it will be the last bike/frame to ever leave me. Sadly it has spent 2 years hanging up with no components on it.
So, I'm selling my roadie as I dont ride it anymore, to get a more Gravel/Dirt commuting bike, Im looking at all the options... and the geo starts to get strange... the new "gravel bikepacking" bikes are basically a 2012 HT geo... WTF !!!!
Back in 2012 I had no idea what my bike would be like forever, so I copied the geo and frame build from a Niner MCR9 (Magic Carpet Ride), I was currently riding a Niner ONE9 singlespeed and this was the same geo only steel. Absolutely loved the bike, a few gears, rigid and it was awesome...
All the new drop bar bikepacking bikes are around the same geo... the only thing is they have tapered headtubes and thru axles.
Next thing I got all slack and loved my slack geo trail and enduro bikes, the IndyFab felt twitchy and un-jumpable... thus it was retired to the bike hanger. Still... I would never sell it.
Next thing, I'm doing the full 900km Mawson trails and looking a bikepacking/Gravel bike... well its been rebirthed and its amazing. I have been riding it for 2 months now and have about 500km on it as it is, rejuvenated and back to 100%... the last bike I will ever sell if they all went.
With the new trend... which im loving of slack head angles, this at 70.5° looks to be spending the rest of its life as a commuter/bikepacking machine.
900km Mawson trail in 5 weeks, bike is ready... rider not so much.
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Gotta say, I read that whole post waiting with baited breath for the “but sadly the time has come to sell it...” so I could put my hand upOwned this Independent Fabrications frame since 2012 and have always said, it will be the last bike/frame to ever leave me. Sadly it has spent 2 years hanging up with no components on it.
Try not to claw the feeties. It doesn’t help you hang on and makes the feet ache.Second short ride on flats with unsuitable shoes... Muscles I didn’t even know I had in my feet hurt! And taking it easy given how sketchy it all feels.
Proper shoes hopefully here before next weekend.
No support in street sneakers and feeling like I’m about to slip off at any second = much clawingTry not to claw the feeties. It doesn’t help you hang on and makes the feet ache.
What pedals might I ask?
Drop them heels!
I tried a set of those in Xpedo branding. I hated them, felt like i was standing on not much but the axle and everything else had been polished and then smeared with grease.No support in street sneakers and feeling like I’m about to slip off at any second = much clawing
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Hows the bike though, that place is hard on the bike in the wet!Used BOM Radar, to ride Lysty, and avoided the rain. But it must have rained there more than I thought, as the Buckle side was sodden. I felt guilty being out there. But soon got over that as Middle, Redgum and Hug were perfection. Only three other riders out, sweet.
I did feel like I could feel the axle... But on soft sole street shoes, withholding judgment until the Shimano flat pedal shoes arrive.I tried a set of those in Xpedo branding. I hated them, felt like i was standing on not much but the axle and everything else had been polished and then smeared with grease.
On the flipside, a mate has them and loves them.
I suspect with some very long Allen-key grub screws installed and running some shoes with a very solid sole they'd be okay, but still many better options IMO.