Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 158
  1. #1
     is offline
    ا
    Reputation: 's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    178

    Post Your Retrotecs!!!

    I wanna see all them Retrotecs out there, built up or frames.
    Bust em out, we know you got them!

    Rapido.
    Gracias.

  2. #2
    swag ho Administrator
    Reputation: francois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1996
    Posts
    18,070
    Quote Originally Posted by
    I wanna see all them Retrotecs out there, built up or frames.
    Bust em out, we know you got them!

    Rapido.
    Gracias.
    Here it is.... Phil wood hubs, profile cranks, azonic bars...

    francois
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
     is offline
    ا
    Reputation: 's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    178
    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Here it is.... Phil wood hubs, profile cranks, azonic bars...

    francois

    Nice, sir. I am thinking about getting a Half. I especially like that design.
    I bet that thing weighs a freaking ton!!! I heard, er read, you were putting it on a diet. How much does that badboy weigh? And, where is it going to be after the Low Carb week?

  4. #4
    Probably drunk right now
    Reputation: Ken in KC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    6,767

    Weighs a ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by
    Nice, sir. I am thinking about getting a Half. I especially like that design.
    I bet that thing weighs a freaking ton!!! I heard, er read, you were putting it on a diet. How much does that badboy weigh? And, where is it going to be after the Low Carb week?
    Unlikely. Curtis built mine out of extra stout tubing because I drop stuff, derby and basically mistreat the hell out of my bikes.

    My bike weighs in a little bit above 25 pounds. Francis' is lighter weight due primarily to lighter weight tubing and is sub 25 pounds, I suspect.

    It looks heavy because it looks like an older (heavier) cruiser, but Curtis uses morden materials and frame building techniques. Hence the name, I suppose.

    Ken


  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    147
    I really miss my old retrotec. had an original i order at the raccoon ralley in 96' directly from the owner of cool tool/retrotec, himself. can't remember his name, at the moment. I rode that bike for four years, and not before or since have i ridden a bike frame for that long. heck, i don't think ive kept one much over a year. the powdercoat was flakin' off, i spraybombed it to keep the rust at bay, and rode it all the time. In a moment of poverty, i unloaded it to Jeff from First Flight. Last time I spoke with him, it was his townie. I sure hope he is enjoying it as much as I did.

  6. #6
    artistic...
    Reputation: colker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    6,428

    bob seals?

    Quote Originally Posted by olds_cool
    I really miss my old retrotec. had an original i order at the raccoon ralley in 96' directly from the owner of cool tool/retrotec, himself. can't remember his name, at the moment. I rode that bike for four years, and not before or since have i ridden a bike frame for that long. heck, i don't think ive kept one much over a year. the powdercoat was flakin' off, i spraybombed it to keep the rust at bay, and rode it all the time. In a moment of poverty, i unloaded it to Jeff from First Flight. Last time I spoke with him, it was his townie. I sure hope he is enjoying it as much as I did.
    now why do i keep these things in my memory?

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    147
    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    now why do i keep these things in my memory?
    THAT'S IT! that was driving me nuts. got to ride around on his litespeed built ti retrotec that weekend. he talked me out of one of those because of the lack of suspension geometry. seem to have a sad disposition about him regarding the future of the sport and what was happening to the simple machine called the bicycle. wasn't long after that, that i read he sold the fort and left the sport all together. thanks for remembering his name.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    47

    Retrotec 29 SS

    Retrotec 29 SS: KM, King, RF 180, Spot 32:18, Brooks, Dyads[/IMG]
    Last edited by mojo2396; 06-16-2006 at 06:42 AM.

  9. #9
    I like butter
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    456

    your old school retrotec at FFB

    Quote Originally Posted by olds_cool
    I really miss my old retrotec. had an original i order at the raccoon ralley in 96' directly from the owner of cool tool/retrotec, himself. can't remember his name, at the moment. I rode that bike for four years, and not before or since have i ridden a bike frame for that long. heck, i don't think ive kept one much over a year. the powdercoat was flakin' off, i spraybombed it to keep the rust at bay, and rode it all the time. In a moment of poverty, i unloaded it to Jeff from First Flight. Last time I spoke with him, it was his townie. I sure hope he is enjoying it as much as I did.
    We are still taking good care of the retrotec and get lots of comments on it. That powder coat was hell to get off. Hope it makes you feel a little better that it taunts me to ride it everyday as all the other bikes we have do.
    wESd
    head grunt worker
    www.firstflightbikes.com

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    147

    good to hear!

    Quote Originally Posted by timbercomp
    We are still taking good care of the retrotec and get lots of comments on it. That powder coat was hell to get off. Hope it makes you feel a little better that it taunts me to ride it everyday as all the other bikes we have do.
    wESd
    head grunt worker
    www.firstflightbikes.com
    it must have been the dollar store spray paint that was holding that powdercoat on so well ;-) glad you dig the ride.

  11. #11
    One life, One boss
    Reputation: aka AK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    107

    how do you...

    get a hold of retrotech? phone #, email, website? Thanks

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    147
    Quote Originally Posted by aka AK
    get a hold of retrotech? phone #, email, website? Thanks

    check out www.bikeschool.com, go to links. it is under ingles/retrotec. don't know the address for it, but it will link you on over.

  13. #13
    Track Junkie
    Reputation: Octane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,002

    Retrotec

    Bob Seals is still lurking in the background of the bicycle industry. Expect his name to pop up a few more times when you least expect it. He still has his property, and Chico State holds their annual DH race there. Last time I saw him (last fall) he was big into the recumbrant thing, and working on a special metal water bottle...

    Curtis Inglis is doing good here in Napa. I see him a couple times a week and we chat about his current projects, as well as classic/unique cars (you should see his BMW Isetta). Very cool guy and fun to hang out with.

    Curtis stands by his products, both his Inglis bikes as well as the Retrotecs. The classy frames are built to your specs and for your riding style. He just finished up a frame for one of the shop mechanics. A full Retrotec, built with a long effective top tube but high (over 13") BB, and suspension corrected geo to fit his Z150. The bike is perfect for urban jumping and technical riding. I can't wait to get one.

    Hopefully Curtis will update his site soon and show off the pics of his recent bikes, including the Retrotec Recumbrant.

    -B

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: lukeduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    224

    half...

    full custom half, very nice ride.....
    Attached Images Attached Images

  15. #15
    Probably drunk right now
    Reputation: Ken in KC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    6,767

    Here you go....

    Quote Originally Posted by aka AK
    get a hold of retrotech? phone #, email, website? Thanks
    http://www.ingliscycles.com/

    Tell Curtis I said hello.

    Ken

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mackie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    201

    Not mine, but really sweet....

    Quote Originally Posted by
    I wanna see all them Retrotecs out there, built up or frames.
    Bust em out, we know you got them!

    Rapido.
    Gracias.
    Freeride Retrotec designed around the Z-150.
    Check it out here:
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...light=retrotec
    Attached Images Attached Images

  17. #17
    Track Junkie
    Reputation: Octane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,002
    heh, I posted that on Ridemonkey. We rode it on Sunday.

    -Brad

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    32
    Quote Originally Posted by lukeduke
    full custom half, very nice ride.....

    Damn, that's a gorgeous bike .............I put my order in for a Half a couple weeks ago. Can't wait for it to arrive............I'll post mine when I get it built up.
    Earn the descent.

  19. #19
    Powered by Pulvoron
    Reputation: dirt diggler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    269
    spicer retro tech 29'er

  20. #20
    cyk
    cyk is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    55

    Finally...

    Took a while, but worth the wait..........
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Earn the descent.

  21. #21
    newbie boobie.
    Reputation: donkekus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    902
    Now, I am going to have to order one. Post some more pics, if ya got em.
    It ain't easy being human.

  22. #22
    Old School
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    75

    Retro Retrotec

    Here's Mine. a vintage 94, Pre Inglis, Bob Seals built
    I use it as a commuter, thus the lame tires and rack. One of you MTBR'rs need to make an offer on this bike and give it some love. I've had it for a decade now and need room in the garage.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fanzy38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    66

    Retrotec just repaired...

    Hi all,
    I've just finished repairing a Retrotec frame. The whole story is here...

    Cheers,
    Francois
    Looking for cheap Chris king or Syncros 1", threaded headset, Mary or Mungo bars, ENO eccentric Hub...

  24. #24
    cyk
    cyk is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    55

    Long overdue, but more pics....

    Dirty
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Earn the descent.

  25. #25
    Bike Pimp
    Reputation: D@WS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    242

    Are you sure?

    Quote Originally Posted by festus
    Here's Mine. a vintage 94, Pre Inglis, Bob Seals built
    I use it as a commuter, thus the lame tires and rack. One of you MTBR'rs need to make an offer on this bike and give it some love. I've had it for a decade now and need room in the garage.
    I was in Chico hanging out with Curtis at Bob Seal's ranch in the summer of '93 or '94.. I think '93. Curtis and I were mechanics at a shop in Napa in '92. He built the Retrotecs in the mid 90's and then moved to San Francisco. I know he was doing some Retrtec stuff then but was mostly focussing on Inglis Cycles. He and Bob struck some kind of deal a couple of years ago for Curtis to start building the frames again. Something about a 6 pack of Molson Golden going to Bob for every frame Curtis builds.

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Seat post & Seat rail postion
    By spacoli in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-23-2004, 02:26 PM
  2. Blur seat post shim (30.9mm OD) Anyone make one?
    By CraigH in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-15-2004, 09:11 AM
  3. Seat post & Seat rail postion
    By spacoli in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-24-2004, 03:13 PM
  4. Pazzaz seatpost vs. Stock Spec Enduro post weight?
    By phil. in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-21-2004, 05:49 PM
  5. Seat post clamp size for a 31.6 post?
    By AMcK in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-19-2004, 08:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •