I am reluctantly selling my beloved Crown Jewel. If you don’t know much about IF or this particular bike, it was handmade in Somerville Massachusetts, USA, by some of the best bike builders in the world. Check out the attached website for more info on IF Bikes http://www.ifbikes.com/OurBikes/Road/Steel_Crown_Jewel/

I’m the 3rd owner, and none of us seem to have ridden it all that much. I would honestly estimate that this bike has a few thousand K’s on it. It’s always lived inside, runs beautifully, and is a joy to ride. Needs nothing.

The bad? There are some small chips and scratches on the paint. They are really only noticeable under close inspection.

Parts are as follows:

Frameset material: Reynolds 853 tubing
Full Campagnolo Centaur Grouppo/groupset. 10sp, ergopower shifters
Chris King headset
Ambrosio Excellence wheels on Campy Centaur hubs (handbuilt)
Geyes leather Saddle (same company that makes the Velo Orange saddles) or San Marco Saddle, you decide.
Fresh Panaracer Duro P/T race/training tires. Unbelievable grip, extremely tough, and very light.
I’m also throwing in a set of Crud Roadracer 2 fenders.
Pedals not included.

No trades, unless you have a really nice FS 29er.


email for more info and pics.

  • Location: Vancouver
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Originally posted 2011-12-28 01:30:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter