Kobi’s Inglis Cycles All Road

I’ve yet to see many Inglis Cycles in person. Usually, I run across Retrotecs in my travels and it doesn’t matter where I am in the world, there will always be a Retrotec somewhere. Since moving to California, my interactions have doubled, if not tripled. That said, I’ve maybe seen one or two Inglis Cycles in person. So what’s the difference? Well, it should be obvious to the trained eye. Retrotec Cycles feature classic automotive motifs. Checkered badges, colors inspired by classic cars and swoopy, sometimes double top tubes, with bent stays. Retrotecs have been compared to looking like classic cruisers from the Stingray-era Schwinn factory, while Inglis Cycles are more straight forward, less swoopy but still made by Curtis Inglis in Napa.

Here’s where Kobi comes into play. He’s Curtis’ intern. After building a frame for his senior project, Curtis asked him if he wanted to help him out in the day to day operations of Inglis / Retrotec Cycles. Kobi has raced ‘cross on this bike, he’s crashed the bike and ridden it all over California. While Kobi was in town for FYF, I photographed his bike at Golden Saddle, where I gave him directions to ride Mt. Lukens. Let’s hope he got out to climb the highest point in the city of Los Angeles, topping out at over 5,000’.

  • AdamBike99

    Photo #5: “Junky Steel Bike” had my coffee almost exiting through my nostrils!
    Awesome rig.

    • Nicholas Petersen

      That sticker is inspiring…

  • kasual

    Nice stuff. Lots of usage and a great set of pics. If I’m seeing this correctly, is it QR front and TA rear?

    • AaronBenjamin

      Nope. Rockshox Maxle on the Whisky out front.

      • kasual

        Cool! good looking out.

  • Frank

    For a brief but heady moment I thought that White Industries had finally made a 1x chainring for their square taper cranks! Alas …

    • Alec White

      Hey Frank,

      We are actually just beginning to roll out our 1x chain rings for our square taper cranks. Please give us a call to see what we have in stock.

      Sorry it has taken so long.


      • DaymanDaryl

        Dude! That’s great news!

  • Dave Pelletier

    Outstanding. Love the orange/black theme.

  • Nicholas Haig-Arack

    Kobi wins! I first met him at Boggs, so many years ago, and the kid’s been nonstop good vibes ever since. Now he’s one of the nicest dudes in Napa (a town full of nice dudes) and a RIPPER on two wheels.

  • Peter Chesworth

    That bike is a simple story told well.

  • Alex(K)

    What’s the thinking behind the 2 different bottle cages? One Iris, the other a regular king cage…