Custom Bikes: Independent Fabrication
Formed in 1995 by former employees of Fat City Cycles and later, Merlin Metalworks, Independent Fabrication quickly gained a reputation as the producer of some of the finest bicycles anywhere. Working with steel, titanium and carbon, each IF bike is custom made for its rider in Somerville Massachusetts. But the story doesn't end with a superior machine. In order to make a bike unique, it needs to match the aesthetics of its owner and the artists at IF are ready to create your dream bike with a fully custom, in-house paint department. Check out IF's gallery here.
2005 Bicycling Magazine's “Best Dreambike”
2006 Bicycling Magazine's “Best Dreambike”
2007 NAHBS' “Best Track Bike”
2008 Velonews “Best Core Crosser”
2009 NAHBS' “Best Carbon Bike”
2011 NAHBS' “Best Tig-Welded Bike”