Gallery: Alan’s Independent Fabrication Club Racer

Our Independent Fabrication Club Racer project bike is essentially complete. Specs are as follows:

  • Frame: Independent Fabrication Steel Club Racer
  • Handlebar: Nitto Noodle 177
  • Stem: Ricthey Pro 26.0 100mm 107 degree
  • Brake Levers: Cane Creek SCR5 Ergo
  • Brakes: Shimano BR650 Long Reach
  • Headset: Chris King 1-1/18″ No-Thread
  • Crankset: Shimano R600 Compact
  • Shifters: 9spd Dura-Ace Bar-Ends
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FDR770 flat-bar designed long throw (best for bar ends)
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD6600-GS SL med long cage
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 9spd 12-27
  • Chain: SRAM PC991 Hollow Pin
  • Gear Housing: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Brake Housing: Jagwire braided compressionless
  • Front Wheel: Shimano Alfine Dyno 32h hub, Mavic A719 Touring rim, DB 20/1.8 DT Competition Black spokes
  • Rear Wheel: Shimano Ultegra 6600 36h 10spd/9spd hub, Mavic A719 Touring rim, DB 20/1.8 DT Competition Black spokes
  • Tires: Panaracer Pasela TG 700x28c
  • Fenders: Honjo Fluted
  • Seat Post: Nitto Lugged
  • Saddle: Selle An-Atomica Titanico

Many thanks to Rick at Gold Country Cyclery for all of his work on this project. If you want to work on a build like this with one of the most knowledgeable mechanics around, give Rick a call.

18 Responses to “Gallery: Alan’s Independent Fabrication Club Racer”

  • Rob Mackenzie says:

    Alan that is an absolutely gorgeous bike… how did your survive the wait while it was being created? The Honjo Fluted fenders are spectacular again the black spokes, inspired touch that. Love all the tiny details; the finish on the Nitto Lugged post, the quiet sweep on the cabling, the matching curve of the bar-end shifters and the Cane Creek brake levers.

    You’re one lucky guy!

  • Croupier says:

    Aw, what!!! It’s gorgeous. It looks like an Al Green song. I want to get down with your bike.

  • Galen says:

    This looks like a lot of fun Alan. I can’t wait to see more photos.

  • DrMekon says:

    Very nice. Those mudguards look great on it.

  • bongobike says:

    Sweet ride! It’s begging for a Carradice bag and a long ride in the country.

  • Apertome says:

    Gorgeous! Love the build, can’t wait to read how it rides.

  • HHF3 says:

    What a beautiful bike!

  • HHF3 says:

    And a question- what do you use to keep the chrome on your bikes so shiny?

  • Bryan says:

    With the anticipated lights and rack coming soon, my guess is there are going to be some “cuts” around your household. This bike might be bad news for the other bikes in the stable …

  • Alan says:

    Thanks all!


  • Tamia Nelson says:

    I second Rob’s sentiments about the tiny details. A lovely bike, and superbly photographed, as well!

  • Chris Cummings says:

    Well great! Just when I thought I was done with “BIKE LUST” another beautiful bike shows up. Great looking ride. Reminds me of a Formula 1 race car from the early sixties. Once again-you have shown us your amazing creativity with EVERYTHING! You are one lucky man.

  • Tom says:

    Beautiful and sharp. But why the black dynohub with a shiny one in the rear? I’m still jealous.

  • Alan says:

    Thanks, Tom. No real reason on the hub – it’s just something different. You’ll notice the silver seat post and black stem as well. I guess I kind of like the slightly mis-matched look. It adds to the uniqueness…

  • Jonathan says:

    It’s fantastic. However, I’m a bit puzzled why a custom frame didn’t allow for fenders and the larger tire you originally planned. Apologies by Independent??

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » Honjo Madness says:

    […] you’re a non-professional mechanic and you’ve installed Honjo fenders on a bike like an IF Club Racer with not-quite-enough clearance, not-quite-right fender mounting points, and “long […]

  • Paul Kramer says:

    Beautiful bike!
    You showed my yours; I’ll show you mine:
    Since these photos I’ve upgraded to twin eDelux lights (and I’ve pushed that water bottle down into the cage…)

    Glad I’m not the only one to spring for a sterling badge (I haven’t told my wife how much extra it cost).

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » Reader Mail FAQs says:

    […] and I didn’t actually use any swear words in the process. On the other hand, mounting them on my Independent Fabrication Club Racer took a week, multiple trips to the hardware store, two orders from Velo Orange for parts, and a lot […]

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