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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:05 pm 
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On the lookout for an Indy Fab steel or Ti deluxe, 18" would do just dandy.
Watchagot or do you know of one?

Also required: Bucketful of hen's teeth.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:36 pm 
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while we've got this theme on the go, i'm looking for "just" an IF rigid fork.
disc tabs/sus corrected. or am i goner have to draw deep breath and place my order through sideways, (typing at same time as looking for small change down back of sofa!!)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:43 pm 
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after my fork purchase, for a merlin. the next bike along really thinking about a new IF steel deluxe, with custom paint option, and really tempted to go for grello frame & fork with canti studs. i'm really after a Yo-Ed, how else can i get one. Q. would this wrong? thoughts.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:50 pm 
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I s'pose the Yo Eddy begot the Deluxe. Same bunch of dudes make the IF's so no, I don't think it's wrong. But why not look out for the genuine article?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:41 pm 
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Someone was selling a ss deluxe steel on STW awhile back. Wanted £700 frame and forks. Mailed me back saying he'd accept £600. I actually saw sense and declined as my ss is my winter hack.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:58 pm 
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Surely get a Yo eddy if it hasnt got disk tabs? Or am I missing something? 1 1/8th headtube perhaps but um...?

Are these better rider's than the old Yo?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:59 am 
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Can't really comment on the ride quality of IF's as I've never ridden one. Doesn't stop me wanting one though. I've heard nothing but praise for them.

I've already got a 91 Yo Eddy and a 90 Wicked.

Difference? As far as I can tell they have a different slope to the TT so your bars/levers don't scar it up when or if they clang into it. The geometry doesn't look a whole lot different. The same craftmanship goes into the building of the IF frames as it did in Fat City Cycles.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:06 am 
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ti-fat-man wrote:
after my fork purchase, for a merlin. the next bike along really thinking about a new IF steel deluxe, with custom paint option, and really tempted to go for grello frame & fork with canti studs. i'm really after a Yo-Ed, how else can i get one. Q. would this wrong? thoughts.


If I decided for an IF I would try to give it its own identity and not creating sort of a wannabe FAT. Honestly I think IF itself already adopted quite a lot of the funny style FAT was known for - you can see this by comparing various brochures for example.

IF pros:
- allows more travel (if you like)
- more freedom in suspension choice, as 1-1/8 (if you need)
- allows discs more easily (if you want)

FAT pros:
- it is the icon
- depreciation???

@stevek
I do not have the problem of bar hitting toptube. A lot has to do with what bar, what stem, how many spacers etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:04 am 
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I do not have the problem of bar hitting toptube. A lot has to do with what bar, what stem, how many spacers etc


And steerer tube length! :wink:

Unfortunately for me, my steerer's already been cut so that there isn't enough room for any stackers. Also got a 10 deg rise stem and riser bars fitted.

Since it's a big 1" fork I doubt if I'll be changing to any other fork just to get a longer steerer, my hard luck eh? Unless you know of a big 1" with a long steerer going cheap!! :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:57 pm 
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Isn't it a Yo fork???


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