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Bubbles: The Story of a 16.7-Pound Custom Road Bike

  May 15, 2013

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Meet Bubbles, one of the latest builds from Rob English of English Cycles.

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English is an award-winning custom bike builder. When a customer requested a super-light and low-maintenance road bike with an Alfine 11 internally geared hub instead of a derailleur, English devised some ingenious weight-saving features–including a chainstay socket (pictured below) to minimize weight and tension the belt. Bubbles weighs in at a thrifty 16.7 pounds.

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Read more about the bike and see some more pictures on the English Cycles blog.