Independent Fabrication Factory Lightweight

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  • Ok, so I bought this https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3429­58/ .

    It arrived yesterday, perfectly packed, and I resisted opening it until I could see it in the light. It’s actually even nicer than in the photos on the For Sale ad, the midnight blue is gorgeous.

    So, the build will be either 10s Record with standard wheels or SRAM Red with destickered Cosmics. I’m leaning towards the latter as it looked so good with deep sections but think it would be classy with regular wheels.

    Anyway, a low quality photo to be going on with (saddle may or may not be a placeholder)


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  • I’m also tempted to fit a slimmer stem to complement the slender head tube better (although the Enve one is colour matched)

  • 10 speed red and shallow carbon would look great on this. For a slim stem my go to is always Kalloy Uno. Cheap but very clean looking (graphics come off by looking at them funny) and surprisingly light. Id be tempted to go semi weight weenie on a frame like this. Wouldnt be unreasonable to get it the right side of 6.5kg

  • Thats so good! Please keep it classy. No COSMICS please!

  • Agreed, just mocked it up with the Cosmics and it looks like an absolute turd!


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  • I’m not at all convinced about bars and stem either

  • Rad, I was very tempted by this.

    Do 11 speed record by putting an 11speed ratchet into the 10 speed shifter, then use all 10 speed ti parts minus crankset

  • Lovely frame. 2nd vote to keep it classy, I'd fit classic drop bars too. 10s record would look so good on this.

  • That would be brilliant. How difficult is that do?

  • Needs gumwalls

  • Same difficulty as rebuilding the shifter - not massively difficult but a bit fiddly. If you like working on bikes and ride campag it’s worth the time learning.

    You’ll need to source the ratchet from a pre 2015 (I think... one without the ‘A’ marking) 11 speed shifter for it to work with the 10 speed RD.

  • @fizzy.bleach what do you think about the word ‘mock up’?

  • Good eye, Enve stems painted to match look wank. Deda Superleggero is pretty slimline.

  • Completely agree

  • Ok, so 10s Record with regular Record hubbed wheels and amber walls it is.

    I’m definitely unsure on the bar/stem/post combo, thinking silver would be a more sympathetic approach

  • Superleggero stem and seatpost is my pick, the -8 degree stem angle should make the front look pretty clean.

  • It's horrible. Throw it away. In my bin.

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