Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc

Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc

The entrepreneurial spirit of New England frame builders has spawned many great stories and workshops over the years, although Independent Fabrications, borne from the ashes of the legendary Fat City Cycles, continues to mature — inspired by “radical ideas tempered by scientific notions”. Their Crown Jewel is a sturdy and sleek road bike.

The Indy Fab Crown Jewel is available in both titanium and a steel iteration, a blend of Reynolds 853 and True Temper OX Platinum tubing. There’s no real tiers of price or quality in the Indy Fab catalog, the steel Crown Jewel is built with the same dedication to each weld that their carbon fibre-and-titanium XS is.

Ichico is a Japanese rider and photographer whose work we featured in the 2014 Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar. It’s an honour to feature his work again today — his wife Aco just recently built up her own Indy Fab Crown Jewel, with the ideal mix of ENVE components, Chris King hubs, White Industries / Campagnolo drive train and TRP mechanical disc brakes.

Special thanks to Ichico for the beautiful photos… again. Head to his flickr stream for more.

Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc
Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc
Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc
Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc
Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc
Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc
Indy Fab Crown Jewel Disc

  • Charles Nighbor

    The fork is that ugly old fork design that been around for years. surly at price this frame sells for they could have done a lot better
    Charles Nighbor

    • FreddyTheFrog

      As could have you with your spelling and grammar. Surly? They make bikes don’t they?

      • Trevor H

        Actually, Surly is a bike company based out of Minneapolis MN and owned by Quality Bicycle Products. Yes they make bikes; yes the fork is an older design, but maybe that is what the customer wanted with their bike. To each their own.

  • singlespeedscott

    At least it’s a steel fork on a steel frame.

  • Western Rapid

    This bike is indescribably lovely! Full of lovely detail. Love it. Love it.

  • Charles Nighbor

    what does this mean,”As could have you with your spelling and grammar. Surly? They make bikes don’t they?’

    • Otter

      I believe that what Freddy was gently pointing out is that you misspelled the word “surely” and your sentence construction was atrocious, lacking verbs, articles and capitalization.

  • absolutely beautiful