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- Dec 30, 2006
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Dan-my friend and first band mate Paul (this is middle school/high school) got into bike racing in college and when opened his brewery 5ish years ago... called it Independent Fermentations in honor of Fabrications and they're feeling that a good product should sell itself.Yeah, count me in as an iNDE name fan man... Besides, I have an Independent Fabrications bike frame (awesome bike by the way) and everyone calls then IF's...
Well, there you have it. The Declaration of INDe's Tenets...Ha ha, you know, it's something I have thought about a bunch. When I came up with the idea for the company, the "Independent" name was actually inspired by the Independent Fabrication bikes (I am a huge bike nerd BTW), and Independent Skateboard trucks. I also left a bigger company and set out on my own, so Independent just fit. But then I tried to make a logo that looked good on a bass drum logo, or on a badge. Independent just has too many letters, and is tough to trademark. So that is what led to INDe- I can make an (arguably) good looking logo that is readable from a distance, and could be trademarked.
So now, I view Independent Drum Lab as the umbrella, and INDe as one of the brands (hinting at something coming soon )
Neal Pert- I really do appreciate your feedback, as well as everyone commenting. DFO is truly a place where many of the ideas for my business came from, and where I look regularly for inspiration and feedback. And if you are ever interested in some drums, I would glady print you one of the many "Independent" logos I designed for your bass drum head!View attachment 407467View attachment 407468
Nice shirt! I have one and it dont fit. Fortunatley the green IF socks still do. My IF jershey and shorts went to town long ago. I still have them. They are old enough to be Freshman in college. So is my no longer un-ridable 1998 CJ. About a year after this picture the seat tube rusted away from the bottom bracket. The seat tube is the only one they dont seal with JP Wiegle's Frame Saver. all the other tubes are sealed shut. The Dura Ace Seat post cold welded it self into the seat tube and capilliary action from water over 10 years rusted the tube at the bracket from the inside out. I would love to have another one, but I'd rather have a set of Gretsch USA customs more.