We’ve seen some pretty sick custom builds from Rob English in the past, proving he’s one of the most creative frame builders around. He’s also pretty darn good at making steel both aero and lightweight.
But for this Seattle customer, English Cycles used paint to make a commuter bike really stand out, especially at night. Featuring a special “Glowbee” clearcoat that glows in the dark, it will definitely be seen on the roads after the sun goes down.
See what happens when the lights go out below…
Click to enlarge images. Featuring disc brakes, 11-speed internal gear hub, Gates Carbon Drive system, tubeless tires, full fenders, an Ergon seat post and Niner eccentric bottom bracket, the total weight with pedals is just over 23 pounds.
The coupling for the frame to insert the belt is very well hidden, take a look at the bolt that goes into the chainstay from the inside of the dropout.
Rob crashed pretty hard last year, messing up his arm so much that it is still in a sling. Thankfully, it has healed enough that he is back building his beautiful bikes (albeit using an inner tube as a sling, from what we hear), and we hope he gets to full recovery soon.