Righto, this is a Special One..
One of the first IFs made, and a Team Bike to boot. Gleaned this from one of the FATperts over at FatCOGs..
Team frame. Stonyfield Farm was a title sponsor. My friend Earl had one of those when he moved from riding for Fat's team over to IF's. I think Gretchen Reeves raced for IF at that time as well.
The earliest ones, like my old one, had Ritchey dropuots where the later early ones from 95/96 had Paragon. All the early ones had True Temper tubes, and the lore at the time was that they were built from tubes that were left behind when Fat moved to NY, though I suspect if there is any truth to that it is more likely that it was an order for tubes that Fat backed out of and young IF decided to purchase. The IF boys were really sensitive to comparisons to the Yo. I remember Elmo getting pretty worked up about it when some of us at the shop were making direct comparison. He made sure to point out the differences, like no domes stay ends and downtube cable routing.
Also I think, though I am not 100% sure that the early frames were straight gauge and not butted tubes.
So.. It's currently at a mate's house in Lowell, MA, but should be with me soon [ish]..
Build wise.. I'm rethinking what I do with it given the mention above of Elmo's sensitivity when it came to the Deluxe being compared to a Yo!
I was gonna go Aquafade a la Yo Homage.. With a set of Yo/BOI forks.. Turquoise & Green Blinglé..