Retrotec/Inglis Cycles

Napa, California


  • Step through frame geometry for ease of mounting and dismounting.
  • Front and rear cargo load capacity for evenly distributed cargo weight.
  • Integrated, hidden locking system.
  • 20″ wide kickstand for stable loading.
  • Long center rack with low decks and vertical stabilizers for large, standard bicycle frame box hauling.
  • Integrated light system.
  • Bicycle can be stored vertically with the rear racks acting as a stable, triangular base/stand.
  • Custom silkscreened artwork by Bay Area artist, Jeff Hantman.



Curtis Inglis got his start building frames at Retrotec in 1993. Today he builds cruiser-style bikes under the Retrotec name and more traditional straight-tubed bikes under Inglis.

Curtis handcrafts his frames in a small, one-man shop in the world-famous Napa Valley wine growing region. The unique terroir of the Western hillsides receives morning and bright afternoon sunshine for full ripening exposure. Overnight fog, coupled with ideal daylight sun, cures his frames to a gentle perfection, enhancing the curves of the steel tubes without losing any of their rich, full-bodied, concentrated flavors. The dense alluvial-fan soils contain centuries of history and the exact moisture content needed for optimum welding conditions year-round. Frames show ripe red cherry, blackberry and hints of cocoa upfront, followed by raspberry, plum and Frame Saver notes throughout the long, satisfying finish. His frames are enjoyable upon release, but will only get better with age.

Curtis builds one bike a week. He is a perfectionist in most areas of bike-building, but doesn’t like to go overboard. He likes to have a very nice, even flow to the bikes he makes, which is what he thinks he’s known for, besides riding in dresses from time to time.