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 Independent Fabrication custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles 

 

About Independent Fabrication

Of all the custom builders Grace Bicycles works with, the artisans at Independent Fabrication are who we feel closest to in spirit. Many can craft a frame with precision, but few do it with as much verve and pride as these builders from Newmarket, New Hampshire. IF not only builds custom frames built-to-order, they also give back to the cycling community through sponsorship and advocacy. Pride of ownership is their incentive, and the proof lies in their attention to detail, craftsmanship, and the quality of the ride.

Every frameset that IF builds is custom. This means IF and Grace Bicycles work together to gather as much information about you as we can, from body measurements to existing bike measurements, how you feel about your current riding position, and how you want your IF to ride and handle, then build a bike that is centered around YOU. The result is a bicycle that not only fits you, but reflects who your are and your passion for cycling.

For more information about Independent Fabrication, click here to go to their website.

We realize that the decision to order a custom bicycle is not one that's done lightly. If you'd like to find out more about IF, and the benefits of a designing and building a custom bicycle, feel free to email Roy at roy@gracebicycles.com.  He can set up a quiet time to meet at the store (or at home or even our local coffee house) to answer the questions you have, and guide you through a process of discovery that will help you make the best decisions about your next bike.

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Models

XS

 

 

The ultimate blend of passion and technology; The XS seamlessly combines titanium with carbon fiber to create a rider-specific frameset born from a world-championship winning design. Custom geometry, the classic styling of lugs, and modern fabrication techniques results in an uncompromised ride. Winner of Bicycling Magazine's "Best Dream Road Bike" for 2005 and 2006 and "Best Track Bike" at the 2007 North American Handmade Bike Show.

Features:

  • ENVE carbon fork with custom fork offset
  • Aerospace grade 3/2.5 titanium tubing used in the front triangle
  • Lugged main triangle with custom made carbon fiber tubing
  • Shot peened for a durable, superior finish and improved fatigue life
  • Custom machined 6/4 titanium dropouts
  • Sterling silver headbadge
  • Nontransferable lifetime warranty

 

XS frameset price $ 5,995

XS complete bike pricing*
Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $11,085
Custom geometry and tubeset included
Shimano Dura Ace $9,473

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $9,453

Shimano Ultegra $8,437

Campagnolo Super Record $10,050

Campagnolo Record $9,639

Campagnolo Chorus $8,890

Sram Red Black $9,318

Sram Force $8,473

Sram Rival $8,172

 

Full Retul Dynamic Comprehensive Bike Fit included with each IF bike purchase.

*Grace Bicycles provides pricing examples of complete bikes using a standardized Parts Support Kit. Example Parts Support Kit details: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Michelin Pro4 tires, Ritchey Pro Aluminum bar, stem, and seatpost, and Selle Italia SL saddle. Your final selection of parts may affect the final price of your custom bike.

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Corvid

 

IF set out to develop the Corvid with two objectives; 1) no compromises in our full custom philosophy, and 2) make it distinctive, both visually and technically. Voted Best Carbon Bike at the 2009 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Each frame set is custom molded to order, utilizing proprietary bladder molding technology. Stylized crowns molded into the lugs for a distinctive aesthetic. The result is a strong, light, and classic-looking IF from a thoroughly modern material.

Features:

  • ENVE fork with custom offsets
  • Full custom high modulus carbon
  • Bladder molded monocoque components
  • Ultra durable tube and lug construction
  • Fully CEN tested and compliant
  • BB30 bottom bracket
  • Custom machined 6/4 titanium dropouts
  • Integrated head set
  • Choice of decals and finish treatments
  • Non-transferable lifetime warranty

 

Corvid frameset price $5,499

Corvid complete bike pricing* Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $10,590
Custom geometry and tubeset included
Shimano Dura Ace $8,978

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $8,958

Shimano Ultegra $7,942

Campagnolo Super Record $9,555

Campagnolo Record $9,144

Campagnolo Chorus $8,395

Sram Red Black $8,823

Sram Force $7,978

Sram Rival $7,677

 

Full Retul Dynamic Comprehensive Bike Fit included with each IF bike purchase.

*Grace Bicycles provides pricing examples of complete bikes using a standardized Parts Support Kit. Example Parts Support Kit details: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Michelin Pro4 tires, Ritchey Pro Aluminum bar, stem, and seatpost, and Selle Italia SL saddle. Your final selection of parts may affect the final price of your custom bike.

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SSR Stainless Steel

 

A perfect example of the evolution of steel, the SSR uses the most modern steel tubeset available today: Columbus XCr stainless steel. Seamlessly made and designed specifically for extremely high fatigue resistance when welded, XCr is a natural choice for the SSR. Rider-specific tubing, fully custom geometry, and exquisite welds make for a race-worthy and corrosion-resistant (and shiny) steel frame superior to any before it

Features:

  • ENVE carbon fork with custom offsets
  • Head tube and down tube gusset for optimal strength and stiffness
  • Bottom bracket custom-machined and relieved for lightweight strength
  • 17 - 4 dropouts are custom machined for added strength
  • Sterling silver headbadge
  • 15 decal color combinations
  • Non-transferable lifetime warranty on craftsmanship
  • 5-year warranty on materials

 

SSR frameset price $3,895

SSR complete bike pricing* Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $8,940
Custom geometry and tubeset included
Shimano Dura Ace $7,328

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $7,308

Shimano Ultegra $6,292

Campagnolo Super Record $7,905

Campagnolo Record $7,494

Campagnolo Chorus $6,745

Sram Red Black $7,173

Sram Force $6,328

Sram Rival $6,027

 

Full Retul Dynamic Comprehensive Bike Fit included with each IF bike purchase.

*Grace Bicycles provides pricing examples of complete bikes using a standardized Parts Support Kit. Example Parts Support Kit details: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Michelin Pro4 tires, Ritchey Pro Aluminum bar, stem, and seatpost, and Selle Italia SL saddle. Your final selection of parts may affect the final price of your custom bike.

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Ti Crown Jewel

 

Light, Fast, and Strong; the Ti Crown Jewel is still one of the most versatile and completely tunable bikes on the market. The rider specific, custom geometry and race-proven design is comfortable while our unique shot peen surface treatment boosts the fatigue life of the frame twofold. And with the additional option of an EDGE carbon fiber monostay, we can fine-tune the ride even further.

Features:

  • Enve carbon fork with custom fork offset or IF handbuilt steel fork
  • Aerospace grade 3/2.5 titanium tubing
  • Shot peened for durable, superior finish and improved fatigue life
  • Custom machined 6/4 titanium dropouts
  • Sterling silver headbadge
  • Nontransferable lifetime warranty

 

Ti Crown Jewel frameset price $ 4,095

Ti Crown Jewel complete bike pricing* Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $9,130
Custom geometry and tubeset
Shimano Dura Ace $7,518

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $7,498

Shimano Ultegra $6,482

Campagnolo Super Record $8,095

Campagnolo Record $7,684

Campagnolo Chorus $6,935

Sram Red Black $7,363

Sram Force $6,518

Sram Rival $6,217

 

Full Retul Dynamic Comprehensive Bike Fit included with each IF bike purchase.

*Grace Bicycles provides pricing examples of complete bikes using a standardized Parts Support Kit. Example Parts Support Kit details: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Michelin Pro4 tires, Ritchey Pro Aluminum bar, stem, and seatpost, and Selle Italia SL saddle. Your final selection of parts may affect the final price of your custom bike.

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Steel Factory Lightweight

 

An exercise in maxi-minimalism; the Factory Lightweight pushes the limits of modern steel. Every aspect of this frame has been dialed in to maximize its potential. It may be the lightest frameset we make, depending on the rider-specific tubeset and geometry. The tubing is so thin on this model that we purge the inside of the frame, through a series of drilled holes, to assure the highest quality welds.

  • ENVE carbon fork with custom offset or IF handbuilt steel fork
  • Head tube and down tube gusset for optimal strength and stiffness
  • Bottom bracket custom machined and relieved for lightweight strength
  • Custom machined and heat treated dropouts
  • Sterling silver headbadge
  • Choice of 24 stock colors
  • 15 decal color combinations
  • Nontransferable lifetime warranty on craftsmanship
  • 5-year warranty on materials

 

Steel Factory Lightweight frameset price $ 3,095

Steel Factory Lightweight complete bike pricing* Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $8,115
Custom geometry and tubeset
Shimano Dura Ace $6,503

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $6,483

Shimano Ultegra $5,467

Campagnolo Super Record $7,080

Campagnolo Record $6,669

Campagnolo Chorus $5,920

Sram Red Black $6,348

Sram Force $5,503

Sram Rival $5,202

 

Full Retul Dynamic Comprehensive Bike Fit included with each IF bike purchase.

*Grace Bicycles provides pricing examples of complete bikes using a standardized Parts Support Kit. Example Parts Support Kit details: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Michelin Pro4 tires, Ritchey Pro Aluminum bar, stem, and seatpost, and Selle Italia SL saddle. Your final selection of parts may affect the final price of your custom bike.

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Steel Crown Jewel

 

The real feel of steel; the Crown Jewel blends Reynolds 853 and True Temper OX Platinum to rival the weight and strength of titanium and carbon fiber. The ride quality of steel is still the benchmark to which all other materials are gauged. Fully sealed top tube, down tube, seat stay, and chainstay keep the water out while the refined, race proven design and size specific tubing assures uniform ride quality throughout the range of sizes.

Features:

  • ENVE carbon fork with custom offset or IF handbuilt steel fork
  • Head tube and down tube gusset for optimal strength and stiffness
  • Bottom bracket custom-machined and relieved for lightweight strength
  • Custom machined and heat treated dropouts
  • All frame tubes are sealed except the seat tube to minimize corrosion
  • Non-transferable lifetime warranty on craftsmanship
  • 5-year warranty on materials

 

Steel Crown Jewel frameset price $ 2,295

Steel Crown Jewel complete bike pricing*
Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $7,290
Custom geometry and tubeset included
Shimano Dura Ace $5,678

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $5,658

Shimano Ultegra $4,642

Campagnolo Super Record $6,255

Campagnolo Record $5,844

Campagnolo Chorus $5,095

Sram Red Black $5,523

Sram Force $4,678

Sram Rival $4,377

 

Full Retul Dynamic Comprehensive Bike Fit included with each IF bike purchase.

*Grace Bicycles provides pricing examples of complete bikes using a standardized Parts Support Kit. Example Parts Support Kit details: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Michelin Pro4 tires, Ritchey Pro Aluminum bar, stem, and seatpost, and Selle Italia SL saddle. Your final selection of parts may affect the final price of your custom bike.

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Club Racer

 

Load it up or strip it down; the Club Racer offers versatile performance. This frameset incorporates traditional road bike geometry coupled with all of the options for light touring. It is designed for long-reach caliper brakes to accommodate fenders and slightly larger tires. The Club Racer makes an excellent commuter bike, rainy day trainer, or light-touring rig. Its rider specific geometry is available in steel or titanium.

Model variants:

  • Ti Club Racer with a steel or carbon fork design for long-reach caliper brakes
  • Steel Club Racer with a steel fork

Features:

  • Designed for endurance riding and light touring
  • Size specific tubing to ensure uniform ride in any size
  • All frame tubes are sealed except the seat tube to minimize corrosion
  • Rack mounts and low rider mounts
  • 42.5 cm chainstays for heel clearance from panniers and better tracking
  • Head tube and down tube gusset for optimal strength and stiffness
  • Bottom bracket custom machined and relieved for lightweight strength
  • Custom-machined and heat treated dropouts
  • Non-transferable lifetime warranty on craftsmanship
  • 5-year warranty on materials

 

Ti Club Racer frameset price $ 4,095

Ti Club Racer complete bike pricing*
Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $8,910
Custom geometry and tubeset included
Shimano Dura Ace $7,298

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $7,278

Shimano Ultegra $6,262

Campagnolo Super Record $7,875

Campagnolo Record $7,464

Campagnolo Chorus $6,715

Sram Red Black $7,143

Sram Force $6,298

Sram Rival $5,997

 

Steel Club Racer frameset price $ 2,295

Steel Club Racer complete bike pricing* Shimano Dura Ace DI2 $7,290
Custom geometry and tubeset included
Shimano Dura Ace $5,678

Shimano Ultegra DI2 $5,658

Shimano Ultegra $4,642

Campagnolo Super Record $6,255

Campagnolo Record $5,844

Campagnolo Chorus $5,095

Sram Red Black $5,523

Sram Force $4,678

Sram Rival $4,377

 

Full Retul Dynamic Comprehensive Bike Fit included with each IF bike purchase.

*Grace Bicycles provides pricing examples of complete bikes using a standardized Parts Support Kit. Example Parts Support Kit details: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Michelin Pro4 tires, Ritchey Pro Aluminum bar, stem, and seatpost, and Selle Italia SL saddle. Your final selection of parts may affect the final price of your custom bike.

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Client Rides

Below are some photos of a Steel Crown Jewel SEC for M.C.

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SE custom fit by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SE custom fit by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SE custom fit by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SE custom fit by Grace Bicycles

 

And here are some photos of J.W.'s XS that tackled Mount Washington.

Independent Fabrication XS custom built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication XS custom built by Grace Bicycles

Zipp Carbon Fiber stem and Chris King head set on Independent Fabrication XS custom built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication XS custom built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication XS custom built by Grace Bicycles

 

D.V. will be riding more efficienctly and comfortably with her new Ti Crown Jewel SE.

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SE custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SE custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SE custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SE custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

R.M. and K.M. wanted bikes with S&S couplers for travel, and the bikes ended up being their primary bikes as well.

 Independant Fabrication S&S couplers custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

With H.M.'s input, we designed his Crown Jewel to help him manage some back issues. It has allowed him to resume cycling after a number of years.

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

D.S.'s Titanium Crown Jewel SEC achieves all day comfort due to it's custom geometry and carbon seatstays.

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SEC custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SEC custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SEC custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

A closer look at the Ghost Flames paint scheme

 

P.C.'s custom Crown Jewel SE.

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SE custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SE custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel SE custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

R.E.'s custom Ti Crown Jewel Carbon.

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel w/ carbon stay custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel w/ carbon stay custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel w/ carbon stay custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

When S.P. isn't grilling steaks at one of Boston's best steakhouses, he's riding his Steel Crown Jewel SEC, since he doesn't own a car.

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SEC w/ carbon stay custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SEC w/ carbon stay custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SEC w/ carbon stay custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

D.S.'s Club Racer is built for the multipurpose miles to come.

Independent Fabrication Club Racer custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Club Racer custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

J.L.'s Steel Crown Jewel with steel IF fork and S&S couplers.

Steel Crown Jewel with steel Independent Fabrication fork and S&S couplers custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Steel Crown Jewel with steel Independent Fabrication fork and S&S couplers custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Steel Crown Jewel with steel Independent Fabrication fork and S&S couplers custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Steel Crown Jewel with steel Independent Fabrication fork and S&S couplers custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

B.E. already had a stock steel Crown Jewel, but he wasn't entirely satisfied that it met all of his needs. Therefore he opted to have a Ti Crown Jewel built to his specs, right down to the more aggressive top tube slope and paint job.

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

When B.C. isn't riding his beloved mountain bike, he is riding (and loving) his steel Crown Jewel.

Independant Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles 

Independant Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independant Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

Independant Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles

 

M.L. went from his old steel Schwinn to a beautiful Steel Crown Jewel.

IF Steel Crown Jewel built by Grace Bicycles

IF Steel Crown Jewel Sterling Silver Head Badge

IF Steel Crown Jewel BB Closeup

 

J.M. is one lucky rider. He purchased a raffle ticket. the proceeds of which went to support I.F.'s racing team. The result? J. was the lucky winner of a custom steel Crown Jewel SE!

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent FabricationCrown Jewel SE

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent FabricationCrown Jewel SE

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent FabricationCrown Jewel SE

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent FabricationCrown Jewel SE

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent FabricationCrown Jewel SE

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent FabricationCrown Jewel SE

 

B.R.'s XS shows off the IF crew's beautiful workmanship and painting skills.

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication XS with masterful paint

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication XS with maste

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication XS with maste

custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication XS with maste

 

B.S. wanted a bike that he could take with him on his frequent business trips. Thus, S and S couplers made sense on his Steel Crown Jewel.

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel w/ S&S couplers

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel w/ S&S couplers

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel w/ S&S couplers

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel w/ S&S couplers

 

B.E.'s custom Ti Crown Jewel was already pictured earlier on this page. B.'s next project was to build a steel Deluxe hardtail. Actually, he asked it to be a fully rigid bike with a custom rigid IF steel fork. This bike is a throwback to the late-eighties when the IF welders were building Fat City's frames.

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication steel Deluxe hard-tail

 Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication steel Deluxe hard-tail

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication steel Deluxe hard-tail

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication steel Deluxe hard-tail

Custom fit & built by Grace Bicycles Independent Fabrication steel Deluxe hard-tail

 

S.T. has a cool job; he is a mechanic who works on the amphibious vehicles that Boston Duck Tours uses. He is a fixture at Charles River Wheelmen rides. Because he rides thousands of miles a season in all kinds of weather, durability was key. The Ti Crown Jewel fit the bill.

Custom Independent Fabrication Ti Crown Jewel fit and built by Grace Bicycles

Custom IF Ti Crown Jewel

Custom IF Ti Crown Jewel

Custom IF Ti Crown Jewel

KCNC brakes on custom IF Ti Crown Jewel

KCNC brakes are super-light!

 

A.M.'s Steel Crown Jewel has S&S Couplers, making it an ideal everyday bike can can easily travel with him. His riding buddies don't like it, though, because it just made him faster.

A.M.'s Steel Crown Jewel with S&S Couplers

Steel Crown Jewel with S&S Couplers fit and built by Grace Bicycles

Steel Crown Jewel with S&S Couplers

S&S top tube coupler on IF Steel Crown Jewel

Top tube S&S coupler

Down tube S&S coupler on IF Steel Crwon Jewel

Down tube S&S Coupler. Note the derailleur cable coupler at the upper right.

Sterling silver head badge on custom IF Steel Crwon Jewel

IF Steel Crown Jewel made in Somerville, MA

 

 

 

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