This is a great looking ride! Hope you enjoy many trails with it! I am currently re-building a 98 yo with disc set-up and seeing this ride makes me want to go out now!.... But still waiting for frame to return from custom weld. One question
Very nicely built , if I do say so , myself ! I am also a Turbine lover . Glad you got it , & I'll bet you keep enjoying it for a long time , it's got such a light & lively feel doesn't it? I will truly miss it -best Ron
Not sure it has been repainted...I got it from Chevron, and I think, based on the research, that it was one of the last two in original condition - out of FC in NY. (probably a custom color for a custom order)
There were a handful of discs based frames made -- and this is one of them.
If I can piece together the history of past threads - this is one of the last two under the FC name in New York.
If I understand history, FC shifted it's company name, principals, and a few employees to NY. The bikes built there - were eventually absorbed and built by Serotta.
At or around the same time....
Some of the remaining Massachusetts FC employees stayed and went on to form Independent Fabrication. (Do I have this stated politically correct?)
BTW....this frame has a weird 51mm rear disc set up...(I think there is an adaptor to go to International standard)
Very clubby brazing, on rear stay, pre seat stay standard...
I am assuming the bike came with a 63mm travel JUDY XT fork...I have one, but I really think it pales in comparison to a good old rigid fork.
I set this one up with a Vicious Cycles True Temper fork, 425mm.
I will eventually get an Igleheart disc mount, probably shorter - 410mm
The BB height right now is 11 and 7/8ths inches, and is very stable...
I am assuming original spec on this was 11.75"
I don't plan on doing a lot of aggressive riding downhill -- just flat prairie path, and local IL and WI singletrack, so I am not worried about the stay flex...(didn't notice any on 25 miler from Saturday)
Please feel free to correct my sloppy history lesson...