Thanks guys. I am really excited to build it up!
I *have* to finish the Chris Chance first, but all that needs is a seatpost and cable stops. Then I need to sell off some parts and maybe a Brave or two to fund the build for this one.... I think I am looking at late spring. I am set to finally finish grad school then, so I am thinking of this as a graduation present to myself. IF's are 'dentist bikes,' right? Might work for a phd too
As to the question of carbon vs. alloy---
I was thinking alloy, but the black/grey/silver mix of the carbon groups would look pretty awesome, and would be easier to get a hold of....we'll see. The wheel plan is to get a set built by Peter White, since he did all the old Fats and that connection is part of why I always wanted an IF. Silver hubs and black rims would look sweet.