Retrotec and Inglis custom steel
Curtis Inglis builds wonderful steel bikes in his Napa, California workshop. If you want a hand-crafted bike with custom touches, an Inglis should be at the top of your list. For curvy-tubed bicycle goodness, Curtis and his Retrotec label should be your only consideration.
To clarify, Retrotec and Inglis are one in the same. The Retrotec label means curves. Straight-tube construction is named Inglis.
Off-road frames can be built with a a rigid custom fork (Curtis makes a few different types, or with suspension-corrected geometry around the fork of your choice.
By the way, we picked 26″ wheels for our “Classic” bike, but Curtis is no retro-grouch, and understands how to build a bike properly with the larger 29″ wheels…
If you can imagine it, chances are that Curtis can build it. He utilizes many different techniques (lugs, tig welds, fillet brazing) and many different tubing styles to make your dream bike. Single-speed options are available with an eccentric bottom bracket shell, and rack (and fender mounts) are not a problem. Feel like traveling? S & S couplings can be added to your bike frame that will make it come apart to fit into a suitcase.