Latest addition to the fleet, a 2006 IF Deluxe.
Sure a few might have seen this frame on the 'bay
recently. Purchased hoping it was a reasonably good used (but straight) frame. Sadly the previous owner had damaged the seattube removing a stuck post, the tube is slightly cut from the hacksaw and he has also dented the tube from the inside
On finding it wasn't quite
as described I tried to return it. Seller was reasonable but clearly wanted rid, ended up getting enough of a discount to take a punt on it. One trip to the local builder to clean the seat tube and a bit of polish and the frame has come up well enough.
Fortunately includes the all important
sterling head badge
Spec is quite dull apart from the Talas X. Originally built a modern bike back in '06 with the idea of something cheap, modern and with a long fork and disks. A few upgrades later and here we are.
Love the ride of the frame, got that pep one expects from high end steel. Certainly pedals far better the 4130 vanilla frame it replaces.