Team New Beige

Independent Fabrication Cyclocross

There’s been a lot of change in the Independent Fabrication camp over the last six months, with relocation and staff rotations. Still, it didn’t prevent the now-New Hampshire-based shop from winning the award at the 2011 NAHBS for ‘Best TIG Welded Bike’ to complement their trophy cabinet, which already includes ‘Best Track Bike’ (2007) and Best Carbon Bike (2009). Their cyclocross frames will always hold a special place in my heart: we featured one for the first ever Cycle EXIF post.

Independent Fabrication Cyclocross

This creation for Indy Fab’s factory cyclocross team, Team New Beige, is no exception. The construction is evidence of why the 2011 NAHBS award was so well deserved, with TIG welded seams that give a rock-solid impression. Once again, the paint is a perfect complement, and always innovative; upside down so it’s legible from the saddle. The lack of a front derailleur and secondary chain ring and, therefore, one shifter, results in an intriguingly asymmetric face reminiscent of the modern range of BMW motorbikes.

Independent Fabrication Cyclocross

Hopefully the success of Team New Beige was equal to that of their Indy Fab steed, it’s definitely worth a place on the podium. Keep up to date on all the current events via the IF blog.

PS: I’d like to make an amendment to a previous post: The Pogliaghi Pista we featured last Thursday was actually built up by Dan Hale of Melbourne’s ShifterBikes, you can read the full story here.

Independent Fabrication Cyclocross
Independent Fabrication Cyclocross
Independent Fabrication Cyclocross
Independent Fabrication Cyclocross
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  • Nice. I spy Huffnagel forks, no? Or are there some other carbon cyclocross forks with that wicked forward lean to them? Just asking, really, because I may put a set on my bike.

    • James

      it could be an Alpha Q Cx20 Fork. Extra sketchy wheels for cross!

  • I love devouring each machine as it’s posted, and spend half the time trying to figure out names and models for various bits and components. What’s the possibility that cycleexif might some day include a more detailed breakdown of the off the shelf items that adorn these rides?

    Heck, there might even be a way to make cycleexif a more profitable venture in the process, if a referral arrangement can be worked out with a reputable online supplier (or two) of various components. These bikes are rolling drool machines for wanna-be’s like myself who think if I *just buy the right headset* then, THEN I’ll be good to go.

    I feel my wallet calling to me every time a new post shows up…

    • Thanks for your kind comment, EyePulp, and thanks for reading! Usually if I can make out what the components are from the images I’ll list them and link back to the manufacturers. Hopefully the number of times visitors click through to the Brooks Saddles website or the Chris King website (who do, incidentally, make the best headsets in the world: http://chrisking.com/) from Cycle EXIF will make the manufacturers think that it might be worthwhile advertising on the site… Because most of the bikes on here are kitted out with both or either items!

      Cheers, EyePulp, and remember, it’s not what you ride, it’s that you ride…