October 14, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
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Bicycles and fashion/streetwear have become increasingly intertwined in recent years, and if you’re into fixies as much as you’re into kicks, you might already know that the World Singlespeed Championships will jump off in Rotura, New Zealand ten days from now. Bike designers Independent Fabrication have a special frame on the way for the SSWC, and while limited buyers will be able to grab their own, you have about 0 chance of getting your hands on this IF x New Balance M498. Matching the bike and IF’s signature green/yellow/white colorway, these lush suede 1 of 1s feature IF crown insignias on the tongues and heels to finish off the custom look. Check out more shots after the jump and let us know how these rank against other obscure New Balance collaborations.