NAHBS 2012 – Rob English’s Project Right & His 10.8lbs Steel Project Light
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.
brake break you will find more photos of Project Right, along with Rob’s personal race bike. Here’s a hint, its 10.8lbs!
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.
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.
Carbon font chainrings? Sure, why not.
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’s custom made stem.
English Cycles’ traditional super skinny stays.