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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhound
    That looks like a Dirt Rag to me.
    Yup, that's just the Dirt Rag issue I had on my desk. If I didn't already have a long time plan of a Retrotec, I would have gone Wolfhound.

    Would be fun to shoot custom made bikes My work is all music and fashion.
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    Couple build shots for the week.
    Found a NOS oldschool set of XT cranks and chainrings collecting dust at a local shop.
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    That's looking really cool! Congrats!!

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    Those are sweet!

    I'm trying to figure out what to do with a really nice nearly new old stock set of Suginos myself.

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    Triple

    more shots here:
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    New Flickr Group

    Incase some of you are also on Flickr, I started a new Retrotec/Inglis photo group over there.

    Feel free to add to the photos there.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/465044@N22/
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    Up in the Santa Monica Mtns.
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    Puurrrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    Up in the Santa Monica Mtns.
    Nice shot! That bike is way pretty. I know that I've said it before and probably will again.

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    curtis has been busy. check out the blog:
    http://ingliscycles.com/blog/

    do any of those bikes belong to anyone here?

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    Those are a lot of bikes. Busy Busy indeed.

    I heard the wait time is around 6-8 months nowadays. Glad I got mine when it was the wait was 3 months.
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    hehe, didn't it take you like a year to get it built up once you had the frame?! wait time was irrelevant in your case.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahb
    hehe, didn't it take you like a year to get it built up once you had the frame?! wait time was irrelevant in your case.....
    funny, you're right.

    maybe i should've sold my slot on curtis' book to someone on a 6 month wait.
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    couple more pics

    more pics from up in the Santa Monicas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahb
    hehe, didn't it take you like a year to get it built up once you had the frame?! wait time was irrelevant in your case.....
    Hey ahb... Do you have the pic of the Retrotecs lined-up after a Thursday night ride some months ago? I think there were 6 Retrotecs and Inglis bikes out of what... nine or ten riders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipus
    Hey ahb... Do you have the pic of the Retrotecs lined-up after a Thursday night ride some months ago? I think there were 6 Retrotecs and Inglis bikes out of what... nine or ten riders?
    I thought it was six retrotecs and an inglis but upon further inspection it looks like five and an inglis. here and here.

    there's a great shot of retrotecs in 24", 26", and 29" from this spring but I can't seem to locate it. Thought it was on flickr. I'll dig around when I get home this evening....

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    found the 24-26-29 photo!

    Last edited by ahb; 11-08-2007 at 03:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahb
    found the 24-16-29 photo!

    Is that the Humiliator? Sweet!
    Looks like your shutter didn't open all the way.

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    That's kinda hot!

    Curtis... can you make a Turbo Diesel Element for the Euro market? That or a Hybrid?

    A 24"... that's got to be like riding a BMX bike. Cool!

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    anyone use flickr? looks like curtis has been going nuts uploading photos recently. lots of stuff to drool over there. see if you can find your own bike!
    link here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahb
    anyone use flickr? looks like curtis has been going nuts uploading photos recently. lots of stuff to drool over there. see if you can find your own bike!
    link here!
    Wow! You're not kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahb
    found the 24-26-29 photo!

    That's one of the coolest photos I've ever seen. Tell me more about the 24er.

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    it's "the humiliator". designed to shut up your annoying riding buddies who won't stop blabbing about their 29ers. nah, it's just for fun. It's a hoot to ride, but it's a bit limited in its utility. the smaller wheels are very quick but they require a bit more attention than your average. plus, it's rigid-only since on the time scale for the build it wasn't realistic to get a 24" specific fork done. the fork is an absolute bridge girder, the thing is SO stiff. it's heaps of fun on tight singletrack and as long as things don't get both fast AND rocky, it's pretty manageable. just don't try to mow across any rock gardens at warp speed if you value your teeth and don't want them to rattle out of your head....

    It's actually the second bike in the "humiliator" series, when I think about it. the first would be the rigid singlespeed tandem that curtis built a year earlier. speaking of "limited use"....

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    My recent pick up....early Seals built Retrotec.

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    Wow...dead tread.

    Well...here's the finished product. 1992 Dirt Craft Cycle, 1 of about 50 made by Bob.

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    totally sweet. Time to talk to curtis and have those revived!

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    New Rohloff Twin





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    Wow...I love that twin!

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    Nice BIKES!!!

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    Great looking bikes , i just ran into a new bike shop in Lake Bluff , IL. that had a custom Fat Tire Retrotec - these frames , hell builds are incredible . Nice bikes everyone

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    Here's mine!!!

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    ... and if we just ...

    That's funny... that's my wife's bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    Here's a nice 29er from another thread:




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    Me (302LB) and my Retrotec being stress tested Soldiers Pass

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    I wish I never looked at this thread....major lust for a Retrotec now!
    How was your experience with dealing with them and lead time?
    What would a 29er Classic or Double weigh in at roughly for a 6 foot guy?
    Thanks in advance

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    Wondering if anyone on the Peninsula or in the South Bay has a Retrotec that I could ride around to get a feel for it? I'm looking for a 29er with around a 23.5" ETT or thereabouts. I just want to feel the curved top tubes and see how it rides.

    Thanks.

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    I can weigh my triple for you, since it's stripped down to just the frame at this point. It's a size L (24" TT) for my 6-foot frame, but I did have Curtis build it on the sturdier side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    I wish I never looked at this thread....major lust for a Retrotec now!
    How was your experience with dealing with them and lead time?
    What would a 29er Classic or Double weigh in at roughly for a 6 foot guy?
    Thanks in advance
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    Mine rides just like a bike it just looks like Im at the beach!!!!

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    Anyone looking for a used Retrotec? I have one for sale on eBay right now, size large, no wait!

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    One picture?

    Dude! It's a Retrotec! Post at least 12 pictures in your ad.

    Nice bike btw...
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    dumped the Rohloff. Betty Blue is now a single speed:



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    Finger51... nice stuff. What rims did you use or where did you get them done to match? I'm going for the Hot Rod look (Flat Black with Primer Red darts) and would love to have one of those two colors on the rims to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Speed View Post
    Finger51... nice stuff. What rims did you use or where did you get them done to match? I'm going for the Hot Rod look (Flat Black with Primer Red darts) and would love to have one of those two colors on the rims to match.
    The rims are Stan's Arch's- powder coated by Sycip. I'd be embarrassed to mention the cost ...
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    Here is my latest personal bike.

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    Here's mine. Had it for only a few days now and loving the ride quality. Such a sweet frame. Heading out for the Prescott Monstercross this morning and then the Whiskey 50 next weekend. Can't wait to roll those miles aboard this new steed.





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    Nice!

    Nice bike see ya at Wiskey good luck!!
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    Elvota... really nice! Mine is at paint right now. I'm REALLY looking forward to getting it. Have fun in the Whiskey.

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    Sweet lookn frame. I just got completely screwed over by a builder here in socal and im ready to order one. Is yours a custom twin or standard size? I'm lookin at the twin or just a slopped top tube. thx

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    My new, half-built Triple

    This is a bike that I've been dreaming about for years. Pretty much since my wife got her Classic from Curtis. Ages ago, I found a 26" Classic in a 2nd hand store in Missoula, MT. Now, a friend has it and rides it regularly. That was the beginning of my love of Retrotecs.

    To me, Curtis nailed it on this one. Can't wait to go ride it when it's finished.

    Anway... here's my new bike. It came today.


    Fresh from the box


    Half-built and Instagrammed

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    The new Retrotec Triple

    Here are some pics of my new Triple. I've been chatting back and forth about this bike with Curtis for a few years. I finally pulled the trigger and the bike was done exactly as I'd envisioned and finished within a week of when Curtis told me when I ordered it. It rides incredibly well and I think it (IMHO) looks fantastic!


    Simple drive side shot.




    We're now a 2 Retrotec household. This is my wife's Classic and my Triple outside our house.

    More pics here if you're interested. Retrotec Triple 2012.09.28 - a set on Flickr
    I built this up with Groovy Luv Handles, Salsa stem/post, Brooks Swift Ti saddle, my old Truvativ Noir carbon crankset, some wheels I built for the bike using Chris King hubs (singlespeed rear)/Sapim CX-Ray bladed spoks/WTB rims (which have worked out fantastically), XO brakes (still need to shorten the hoses) and King cages.

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