New England has a rich mountain bike heritage. Fat City Cycles was one of the first New England MTB-specific frame builders. Many of its former employees went on to start their own companies, Independent Fabrication amongst them.
Last night, I was lucky enough to have dinner with legendary framebuilder and title sponsor of the Cambridge Bicycle racing team Christopher Igleheart who was a welder at Fat City.
This priceless cap was just sitting in his shop among the many other pieces of eye candy.