I'm happy to see anyone bring just about anything into the shop that we can work on. No, I'm not going to start replacing spark plugs on the bikes that someone rigged up with an engine, but if the rider is the sole source of power we most likely want to work on it.
Sometimes though, we have bikes like this one come in. The Crown Jewel is a staple of the Independent Fabrication line-up. It's their history, it's the baseline of their stable. This one in particular is made even better with Campy, hand-built wheels, and custom paint. The main color is oh-so-close to the packaging Tiffany is known for. The panels are painted a beautiful lime green.
There's something special about this one. I get excited when it comes in the door, I get excited when it goes into the stand, and I get excited when I see it on the road. This one has seen the road for plenty of miles over it's 12 year life.
Yes, this bike is 12 years old.
That's what you get when you make the investment upfront, a beautifully crafted steel bike, custom for you, that over a decade later will look as good as the day you bought it yet provide you with even more value every day.