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NAHBS 2012 – Rob English’s Project Right & His 10.8lbs Steel Project Light

Rob English Project Right Art Bicycle Full Bike
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Rob English Project Right Art Bicycle Full Bike

On September 6th, Fairwheel Bikes was contact contacted by a customer asking for a unique custom build.  The challenge presented was no easy task, and so they turned to expert engineer and builder Rob English.  Once the build was done, the bike was handed over to the fine folks at Co-Motion for a base layer of, in my opinion, a gorgeous green paint.  Next, the bike was sent to artist  Geoff McFetridge for the artistic details.  The bike was then sent back to Co-Motion for clear coat, and then assembled for show.

Past the brake break you will find more photos of Project Right, along with Rob’s personal race bike.  Here’s a hint, its 10.8lbs!

Rob English Project Right Art Bicycle Stem

Rob English Project Right Art Bicycle Rear Hub

Rob English Project Right Art Bicycle BB Shell Artwork

Rob English Project Right Art Bicycle Rear Seat Stay

Rob English Project Right Art Bicycle Inside Front Fork Blade

 

Rob English Light Bike Full Bike

Project Light is Rob’s personal race bike.  What we have here is a steel frame, with a carbon seat tube, that comes in at an astonishing light 10.8lbs.

Rob-English-10lb-Road-Bike-Spec02

There is no doubt the frame is light on this bike, but the build kit is a big part of how this bike achieves its super low number.

Rob English Project Light Weight 2

Proof.

Rob English Light Bike Carbon Chainrings

Carbon font chainrings?  Sure, why not.

Rob English Light Bike Front Downtube Shifter

While the rear is shifted with a SRAM Red lever, the front shifting is done by an old school downtube shifter.  Why?  It saves weight, duh.

Rob English Light Bike Steerer Tube Clamp

Rob’s custom made stem.

Rob English Light Bike

English Cycles’ traditional super skinny stays.

 

 

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English Major
English Major
10 years ago

Typo meet misspelling, misspelling meet typo.

Stop using your cellphone to update posts, it makes you look terrible.

-Brake instead of break.
-“Fairwheel Bikes was contact by”
-“a gorgeous green paint.”

Cringing…

Sam
Sam
10 years ago

I’ve been following Rob’s progress on Project Right on his website and I’ve got to say it looks much better in its finished form. His work is always so clean.

carl
10 years ago

I first saw his work at a show in Portland a couple of years ago. What I like about the guy is that he thinks “outside the box”. If he needs something that isn’t made, he makes it himself. Clever fellow.

IvanMTB
IvanMTB
10 years ago

Hi,

Very nice bike this green one 😀 Would like to have something like this.

Just a one question. This piece of outer under bottom bracket… What is it for? Can not see rear brake and no gears as well…

Cheers!
I.

mitch
mitch
10 years ago

@ivanmtb
That’s a rim brake caliper of some sort. Can’t really see much if it. You’re probably seeing the cable stop

And that green bike is awesome. The hubs are crazy, the fork is crazy, the paint is crazy. But, can he integrate some Di2 like he did on this http://www.hetfairwheelpodium.com/128/di2-rob-eglish.html? That’s the only missing detail, and would definitely add some grams…

Emiliano
10 years ago

IvanMTB,

The EE brake sits underneath the frame behind the BB. Here’s a picture that will help you get a feel for the setup.

http://fairwheelbikes.com/cycling-blog/?attachment_id=2368

Nick
10 years ago

@IvanMTB – the rear brake is mounted just behind the BB. Sorry there is not a better photo of it.

diego
diego
10 years ago

IvanMTB
that piece, is the rear brake.
while the front brake uses disc, the rear is a traditional rim brake, mounted under the BB.

IvanMTB
IvanMTB
10 years ago

Cheers Nick,

Found it on BR:

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2012/03/03/1330771596916-1j7jwqhh9mddt-800-75.jpg

Very clever 😀 Me like it…

Cheers!
I.

Harry
Harry
10 years ago

I love it, even though I think it would be better with a negative rise stem.

Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

A la Arrested Development: “No, I said he’s going to be ALL RIGHT.”

Thomas Gerlach Professional Triathlete

Sweet bike. Thanks for sharing.

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