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    Post Your Retrotecs!!!

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Here it is.... Phil wood hubs, profile cranks, azonic bars...

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    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?

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    Weighs a ton?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Retrotec 29 SS

    Retrotec 29 SS: KM, King, RF 180, Spot 32:18, Brooks, Dyads" width="549">
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    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.
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    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.
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    it must have been the dollar store spray paint that was holding that powdercoat on so well ;-) glad you dig the ride.

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    how do you...

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    half...

    full custom half, very nice ride.....
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    Here you go....

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    get a hold of retrotech? phone #, email, website? Thanks
    http://www.ingliscycles.com/

    Tell Curtis I said hello.

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    Not mine, but really sweet....

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

    Rapido.
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    Freeride Retrotec designed around the Z-150.
    Check it out here:
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...light=retrotec
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    heh, I posted that on Ridemonkey. We rode it on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukeduke
    full custom half, very nice ride.....

    Damn, that's a gorgeous bike <drooling>.............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.

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    spicer retro tech 29'er

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    Finally...

    Took a while, but worth the wait..........
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    Now, I am going to have to order one. Post some more pics, if ya got em.

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    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.
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    Retrotec just repaired...

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

    Cheers,
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    Long overdue, but more pics....

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    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.

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    Almost 2 years later...

    from my original post, and she's done. The bike rides like a dream. Put a 31.8 bar on and makes all the difference in the world. Set up as a SS. Some low resolution pictures to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka AK
    from my original post, and she's done. The bike rides like a dream. Put a 31.8 bar on and makes all the difference in the world. Set up as a SS. Some low resolution pictures to follow.
    Daaaaaag! That's nice. I just put in an order for my girlfriends X-Mas present (Brown and Pink Retro - Half). I'll be putting my order in as soon as I sell my Fisher.

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    anybody mention a pink retro? this is my current commuting bike a classic mtb frame, just sent for respraying n set it up as my hybrid bike...now if only i have the money i would surely geet myself the 29er retro frame...
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    sooo sweet. what fork? fat? or on-one? or ... hard to tell from angle of dangle
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    Found this photo over in the 29er forum...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn
    sooo sweet. what fork? fat? or on-one? or ... hard to tell from angle of dangle
    dats an on-one fork...repsprayed the logo to pink...

    oh and dat 29er pink retrotec belongs to a strong ss rider here..he got in his stable a retrotec roadie bike slapped with full campy record on it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenbike
    Found this photo over in the 29er forum...


    this bike had more spring in the seatpost than my inbred. strange, anyway, i only rode it once in the trails

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    new whip! filet brazed half, dreamsicle paint, built light because I'm light. frame was just a hair under four pounds. here she is:
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    it's stamped #64 on the gusset behind the bb. i purchased it in 1992, iirc.
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    Retrotech Dirtcraft

    I stumbled across this thread today from work. I used to ride for Retrotech back in the day. I have one of the very few Retrotech Dirtcraft bikes, complete with all original equipment from that era of 1990-. Amazingly the frame has held up to this day, torsen cables and everything. I finally retired it 2 years ago. I'll post some pics when I'm off work.

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    Retrotec Half 29er convertible

    I've gotten a few rides in on this bike now... worked out the component bugs (still need to shorten the front brake hose)

    Here it is!
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    and now i wait...

    Just sent my deposit to Curtis. Now I play the waiting game (3 months approx).

    I am going with the double top tube and middle beauty tube style frame, like the baby blue one at Interbike 05.

    In the meantime, I'll check these nice bikes on this thread.
    I'd rather be riding my bike...

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    Found this older pic thread here for some more pics...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=45112
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    Some photos I found online from ShitShifters:

    Incase image links below do not work, photos can be seen on the ShitShifters site here: https://www.shitshifter.com/pictures...rch=yes&type=t







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    Finally got around to shooting the bike.



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    More photos from other threads...
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    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    More photos from other threads...
    Nice MTP!!!
    I have to say, one of the best things I've ever done for myself was to give Curtis a deposit and wait!
    You will not be disapointed

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    More photos from other threads and the web...
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    this shows the pop of the orange pearl in sunlight a bit better than any of the previous photos:


    I like this bike better every time I ride it. unreal.

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    Very nice ahb. I'm going to have mine painted orange aswell.
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    My first attempt at getting a Retrotec

    Here is a photo from 2 years ago. It bought this 2004 Retrotec off of eBay and UPS dented the headtube during the delivery. From the looks of the box, it looked like a truck had backed it's bumper into it. Needless to say, UPS didn't pay for the damage.

    I ended up returning it to the seller for a refund because the cost of replacing the headtube and then repainting would have brought the used close to the cost of a new Retrotec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    Here is a photo from 2 years ago. It bought this 2004 Retrotec off of eBay and UPS dented the headtube during the delivery. From the looks of the box, it looked like a truck had backed it's bumper into it. Needless to say, UPS didn't pay for the damage.

    I ended up returning it to the seller for a refund because the cost of replacing the headtube and then repainting would have brought the used close to the cost of a new Retrotec.
    WEAK!!!
    At least your getting a new one now ...
    I thnk you'll be very happy with it.

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    Another shot I found on Flickr...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    WEAK!!!
    At least your getting a new one now ...
    I thnk you'll be very happy with it.
    Yeah, it's all good that I waited til this year. I like 29ers and the newer parallel twin tube design that Curtis started making more recently. I orginally wanted a Classic style frame, but I dig this newer style much more.

    Been jonzing for a Retrotec since Curtis started making them again in 2001. Curtis has a couple frames on display in several Bay Area shops (San Francisco and San Anselmo) in case anyone wanted to see a frame in person. You can buy them too if you fit medium frames, no wait
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    Let's not forget...

    How well these bikes ride too. Sure they look stellar (yes, I have been caught by my wife just sitting there doing nothing but drinking a beer and admiring my retro after a ride),but the best part about them is how they capture such a smooth evenflow ride. And the geometry super comfy, very responsive when needed, pedal efficient, words can't describe it; It just feels good! What about you all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka AK
    How well these bikes ride too. Sure they look stellar (yes, I have been caught by my wife just sitting there doing nothing but drinking a beer and admiring my retro after a ride),but the best part about them is how they capture such a smooth evenflow ride. And the geometry super comfy, very responsive when needed, pedal efficient, words can't describe it; It just feels good! What about you all?
    Nicest riding hardtail I've been on... Bontrager Race Lite is the only hardtail that has come close to being as much fun to ride. My frame is built stout to take abuse. It inspires confidence is rough rocky technical terrain. I love it!

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    You guys are killing me. I have a new retrotec on the way, literally. It was finished yesterday, and I mailed out the final payment today. Curtis sent me a few pics, not much, but something to look forward to.

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    Another shot of the pink twin tube one...

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    Nice!

    Sasquatch... you get no sympathy from the rest of who are still on the waiting list

    Your's will be in your hands in a matter of days. I am envious indeed!

    Some questions for ya:
    Is your frame a 29er?
    What is the seat tube and top tube length on yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    Nice!

    Sasquatch... you get no sympathy from the rest of who are still on the waiting list

    Your's will be in your hands in a matter of days. I am envious indeed!

    Some questions for ya:
    Is your frame a 29er?
    What is the seat tube and top tube length on yours?
    Mines a 26er. I don't have the measurements yet, but it was a custom fit, designed around my 5'7" frame with really short legs, and a long torso and reach. It'll be my first custom frame, so I'm hoping the fit will work well, but Im not sure yet.
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    VeloBella SS

    Found this shot on pbase, a single speed Retrotec of a VeloBella team member...
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    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    Another shot of the pink twin tube one...

    hey!!! this was the one i demo in Singapore!!
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    just ordered a 29er with the twin tube, it looks like a 1/2 and difference is that it has a twin tube for a top tube. 3-4 mths waiting period. now i got time to ponder what type of paint i want on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lordie
    just ordered a 29er with the twin tube, it looks like a 1/2 and difference is that it has a twin tube for a top tube. 3-4 mths waiting period. now i got time to ponder what type of paint i want on it.
    I highly highly highly recommend going with a paint job you can be proud of. The "classic" Retrotec paint job is absolutely gorgeous. These are the only bikes that look good with flame paint jobs as well.

    I was in a hurry when my frame was finished... I had my classic paint job all figured out, but got in a rush and had the frame powder coated. Though it is a great color and the bike looks great. It does not scream class likethe classic paint jobs.... If this coming winter is anything like last in Nor Cal... I'll be sending the frame off to the painters during the rainy time.

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    I got my frame almost 2 weeks ago, but still have a few weeks before I can build it up. Until then, it sits on the futon, waiting. I took it out to show off last weekend, and snap a few pics.
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/507/P1000694_Large_.JPG">

    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/507/P1000683_Large_.JPG">

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    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/507/P1000693_Large_.JPG">

    I thought waiting for the frame to be built was tough, but having the frame, and not being quite ready to build it yet is even tougher to bear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    I got my frame almost 2 weeks ago, but still have a few weeks before I can build it up. Until then, it sits on the futon, waiting. I took it out to show off last weekend, and snap a few pics.
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    I thought waiting for the frame to be built was tough, but having the frame, and not being quite ready to build it yet is even tougher to bear.
    I can see Curtis is making good use of his new tube bender. Is your frame painted or powder-coated? It's beautiful..... Now build it up and let's see it!

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    Very nice! Shame on you for letting a Retrotec just sit on the futon!

    I like your frame. It's the first Half style with a curve downtube, at least that I have seen.

    BTW, how long was your wait? Was it the 3 months that Curtis usually estimates?
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    New Retrotec Website.

    Looks like Curtis put up a new site. It's still work in progress, but enough to look at and enjoy...

    http://ingliscycles.com/
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    Here's a nice 29er from another thread:



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    Single Speed World Championship 06 Bike.

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    Got my phone call

    Curtis called me today and told me I'm next on the jig.
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    is somebody just a wee bit excited for his new bike?

    you pick a color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahb
    is somebody just a wee bit excited for his new bike?

    you pick a color?
    Color? Hmmm... Trying to decide between powder/baby blue or a metallic orange (like your's).

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    oops. posted under my room mate's login

    Quote Originally Posted by frankenbike
    Color? Hmmm... Trying to decide between powder/baby blue or a metallic orange (like your's).
    Oops. I posted that under my roomie's login name.
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    Found on pinkbike

    Found this nice one on the pink bike gallery...
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    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    Curtis called me today and told me I'm next on the jig.
    Got some pics today from Curtis.
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    You asked!

    Here's my wife's Classic that we picked up from Curtis in Stockholm during the SS World's. She loves the bike. Curtis did a fantastic job!





    It's a standard size Med. Curtis told my wife that custom sizing would only change top tube length by about 1/8" which was, obviously, not enough to bother with the extra cost.

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    the 29er classic orange bike looks delicious...hmmm...but i think if i were to order i need to go custom coz im only 5'8-9"....currently using a med niner...

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    Interbike 06

    Francis posted this photo of a Retrotec road bike over in the Interbike forum. He said this was the only Retrotec on display during the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meat tooth paste
    Francis posted this photo of a Retrotec road bike over in the Interbike forum. He said this was the only Retrotec on display during the show.

    That bike was really, really pretty. Retrotec seems poised to dominate the retro-framed road bike market..

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    That bike was really, really pretty. Retrotec seems poised to dominate the retro-framed road bike market..
    And they are nice riding too.

    There is a pink steel/carbon one that is a slick combination of modern materials with vintage charm.







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    Update...

    Color is "Maybe Baby"







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    Here's a few pics of my new Retrotec 29er singlespeed. Complete writeup and lots of pics over on the 29er forum if you're interested.
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    from SSWC2006 in stockholm, sweden:



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    An article/review of the Retrotec road bike from Interbike (posted above) is in this month's ROAD magazine that just hit the stands. Don't remember what month it is, but the cover is B&W. Nice 3 page review that has alot of pics and a small interview with Curtis. The interview part is cool. I didn't buy the magazine, so I can't scan it. Definitely worth flipping to next time you're at the bookstore.

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    okay, who's been getting muddy? Gears are back on to permit mellower wintertime riding, at the expense of the extreme ease-of-maintenance that the single permits.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhound
    More please...
    Here's my retrotec.
    Custom size, custom frame design, EBB SS, with potential for gears.
    Been riding it about 8 months, and loving every minute.

    Here she is at home along Salmon Creek.

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    just got this fix up and need a good thrashing this weekend.

    29er retrotec twin

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    New delivery from Napa

    This is my new baby. I asked (and recieved) some wierd stuff like Speedhub mounts as well as front and rear rack mounts. It has an unbelievable ride. I can only describe it as feeling very stable, but very flickable at the same time. I'm going to run it as a SS for a while until I find the right deal on the Rohloff.

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    I hope to finally ride her this weekend if I can keep this sore throat at bay


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    Really nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannz
    This is my new baby. I asked (and recieved) some wierd stuff like Speedhub mounts as well as front and rear rack mounts. It has an unbelievable ride. I can only describe it as feeling very stable, but very flickable at the same time. I'm going to run it as a SS for a while until I find the right deal on the Rohloff.

    Thanks Curtis.
    Pardon the poor pics.
    Getting strange things that suit you is part of what going custom is all about. Right? Curtis pretty much amazes me everytime that I see one of his bikes. In fact, my wife is looking forward to hitting the mountains over this upcoming long weekend for some good mountain bike riding on hers Retrotec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannz
    This is my new baby. I asked (and recieved) some wierd stuff like Speedhub mounts as well as front and rear rack mounts. It has an unbelievable ride. I can only describe it as feeling very stable, but very flickable at the same time. I'm going to run it as a SS for a while until I find the right deal on the Rohloff.

    Thanks Curtis.
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    Mannz,

    What handlebars are you running?

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    [QUOTE=Mannz]I can only describe it as feeling very stable, but very flickable at the same time.QUOTE]

    Is that like stiff yet compliant?
    Nice ride dude!

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    Yea it is...hard to describe.

    I'm not rocket scientist, but I think it is the short chainstays and a comfortable headtube angle / fork rake. I've had some great bikes in the past, and I would go as far to say that this is probably the best rigid ride I have ownwed.

    The bars are the Niner ones, can't remember the name, but the ano has been stripped off to get the natural color.

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    One more

    Adding this thread and pic to our collection here...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...light=retrotec

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    Tandem

    Adding this tandem from this thread:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...light=retrotec


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    29er

    Adding this 29er from this thread:

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    How is your Retrotec coming along sir??

    We need to see photos of that soon I hope.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    How is your Retrotec coming along sir??
    It shall arrive soon. I am starting on that this month
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    How is your Retrotec coming along...
    Getting there. Took it down from the attic and slowly building it up at my studio. Stick on a part at the end of each day/shoot.
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    Nice! ARe you doing shoots for wolhound or something? (catalog on desk there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Nice! ARe you doing shoots for wolhound or something? (catalog on desk there)
    That looks like a Dirt Rag to me.

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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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    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/[email protected]/
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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





    I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there

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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!!!

    Post Your Retrotecs!!!-dec._2008_-_aug._2010_409%5B1%5D.jpg

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    ... and if we just ...

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

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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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    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:



    I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there

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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 ...
    I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    I wish I never looked at this thread....major lust for a Retrotec now!
    I just was about to post the exact same thing. I spent 10 or so minutes looking at the Retrotec pictures at the Ingiscycles website a while ago, and got a wet spot in my pants. Im trying to think of a story to tell my wife in order to justify why I need a $2,200.00+ frame. No matter how I craft the script, she still will not understand. Im not even sure if I want a 29er or a fatbike frame built, but I know that I want want want want one of the Triple design frames built. Probably will get the orange and slate blue/grey paint scheme even if tens (possibly twentys?) of people have gotten the same colour scheme if and when I do want a divorce.
    Dont frail and blow if youre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Leopold... I love my Triple! Unfortunately, we've had too much snow and ice where I live for me to ride the last month or so but I just keep thinking of my "baby" in the basement. You won't regret it! They're so lovely that you turn into an attention whore quite quickly. Everyone wants to know about your bike.

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    Nice Retrotecs. What kind of eccentric bottom bracket are you using on the triple frame? Does the BB ever give you problems during riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootsandrocks View Post
    Nice Retrotecs. What kind of eccentric bottom bracket are you using on the triple frame? Does the BB ever give you problems during riding?
    Hi Roots... I assume that you mean me. Curtis suggested using a PF30 BB and then using a BEER (Problem Solvers) EBB. It's actually the first EBB that I've had that I could adjust by hand... really... and doesn't squeak at all. Credit to Curtis for suggesting it. ...And no, never had a problem with it whatsoever.

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    Is that a Ti frame?

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    Post Your Retrotecs!!!

    Retrotec owners. Im in the market for a new SS 29er and I really like the look of the Retrotec. But I can't decide whether to go with the Half or Twin design. Both look awesome but what are different ride or feel characteristics between the two?

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    Hey RootsandRocks.... honestly, I'd ask Curtis. He's probably best qualified to let you know how they are different. He's a great guy and super easy to deal with. Enjoy it when you get it. My Triple is my favorite bike in 20+ years of mtb riding.

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    650b awesomeness

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    When Curtis made this for me I told him I waned it to fit a large tire but I didn't know it would fit a 3" tire!! VEE TRAX FATTY

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    an oldie (#64)

    but still a goodie. bought it in '92 or '93, iirc. still gets ridden regularly. not painted; clear-coat only.

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