Given the level of customization for this bike, Independent Fabrications was the perfect frame company for the build. They worked with us to use the Paragon Machine Works PolyDrop for Gates Carbon Drive belt insertion and built the frame with an eccentric bottom bracket for easy tensioning of the belt. They also integrated wiring for the dynamo-powered taillight, added Rohloff specific cabling, and gave it the custom paint job our customer wanted.
For the front wheel, the customer chose a Schmidt SON28 dynamo hub for self-powered lighting of both the front and rear lights. This top-quality dynamo ensures that the bike will light up every time he pedals, so he can head for any destination safely with the road well lit and never need to think about charging a battery.
The rear wheel was outfitted with a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14, which is a great fit for any commuter because of its durability, wide gear range, and consistent, maintenance-free shifting. With the addition of the Gates Carbon Drive belt, this is one of the most low maintenance and dependable drivetrains available. The belt has a usable lifespan at least twice as long as a conventional chain (and typically much longer) and does not require lubrication or cleaning.
This set-up is perfect for a hassle-free commute every day of the week. Whether you are heading across town or out of town, you can get on and get going without worrying whether the shifting is working.
In order to make this Club Racer the super commuter our customer wanted, we selected top-shelf components to complement the frame and provide a comfortable and reliable set-up.
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• Frame: Independent Fabrications Club Racer
• Fork: IF custom steel fork
• Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
• Stem: Thomson X4
• Handlebar: Jeff Jones Loop H-Bar
• Shifters: Rohloff twist shifter
• Grips: Ergon GC1
• Seat post: Thomson Elite
• Saddle: Selle Anatomica X Series
• Front Hub: Schmidt SON28 Dynamo
• Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14
• Spokes: Sapim Race
• Nipples: Sapim Brass
• Rims: Velocity Dyad
• Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
• Pedals: Shimano XT
• Bottom Bracket: Chris King
• Chain ring: Gates Carbon Drive
• Rear Sprocket: Gates Carbon Drive
• Chain/Belt: Gates Carbon Drive
• Brakes & Levers: Magura rotors (160mm, 180mm)
• Front Rack: Nitto Campee