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Custom IF Steel Club Racer
After 20,857 miles on his beloved Lemond Alpe D'Huez, D.S. decided that it was time for new bike. Needless to say, after putting that many miles on a bike, it becomes a part of your life. D. didn't know this, but we felt both excited and daunted at the challenge of designing and building the bike that would replace his Lemond. Because D. was going to use this bike in many ways, we decided that I.F.'s Club Racer would fit the bill. We designed the Club Racer to have the responsive handling of a refined stage racing bike, but still be able to take 28C tires, fenders, and a rear rack and light panniers if needed. For serviceability and durability, D. chose Campagnolo Chorus and we built his wheels using DT Swiss 240S hubs mated to Mavic Open Pro rims.
After two months with his IF, D. emailed, "I continue to enjoy my Club Racer. I have 1150 or so miles on it now. It's comfortable on the slow rides (I led an MIT cycling club ride with someone on a hybrid and finished the ride at 13mph and did a 23 miles 18mph ride after work yesterday. I'm consistently faster this year while still comfortable after 90-100 mile weekends. Thanks again for a great frame and build."
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