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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
    winter bike!

    HappyCampyer has the perfect ti SB, and this is the perfect ti GP (and the aesthetic inspiration for my upcoming GP from Steve).
     

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    1st ride report.
    I took her out for 50sih miles today over stuff I ride all the time. I made a point of hitting every piece of dirt and gravel I could find. The Hampco "feels" very similar to my SpeedVagen (albeit a little more weight and wheelbase) and the fit is top notch.

    Damn Steve if you didn't do a stellar job on this one. It's Exactly what I wanted and it rides as such. I've no powermeter here, no concrete data, but so much of what we ride is subjective, but this freakin' bike checks all the boxes. It really shined over the rough stuff and rolled like buttah on pavement. I'm smittin I tell ya.

    Part of what makes a bike great; is that you love it from out of the gate and it make you want to ride it. Nuff said.

    Well done Steve, Well done.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasea View Post
    Needs more drop atmo
    He could shave 75 grams by cutting the skirt off that saddle.
    Auk's words to live by:
    Blow up and pin a picture of M. Bartoli on your wall. When you achieve that position, stop. Until then, stretch, ride, stretch, ride, eat less, and ride more.

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    Well, I finally got out on a few shake down rides. What a great ride. The combination of the giant chain stays and pinner seat stays make for a nice combination of "get up and go" and a smooth ride. I've also noticed that the thing descends better than most rides that I've had. Carves really well. Also, replaced the saddle with an Aliante and, at least on shorter rides (<20 miles) it feels pretty darn good. Better than the the Arione for me. Here she is in the wild. More rides to come now that the holidays are here!!

     

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    BTW - I'm going to throw on my H Plus Son Archetypes / Royce hub wheels to see how the ride is effected... Should be fun.
     

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    Hampsten Ti with a Pegoretti Falz, what a combination! I think the downhill capabilities are partly owed to the fork. When I changed the fork for the Falz on my Pegoretti Marcelo, it decended even better.QUOTE=wooly;566948]Well, I finally got out on a few shake down rides. What a great ride. The combination of the giant chain stays and pinner seat stays make for a nice combination of "get up and go" and a smooth ride. I've also noticed that the thing descends better than most rides that I've had. Carves really well. Also, replaced the saddle with an Aliante and, at least on shorter rides (<20 miles) it feels pretty darn good. Better than the the Arione for me. Here she is in the wild. More rides to come now that the holidays are here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    So I promised Steve I'd post this beauty up.
    1st I'll start with a little insight on this bike. Fletcher and Sonny prolly got real tired of my Hampco ramblings while on rides and it took me forever to pull the trigger and send in my deposit.
    I wanted an LDV. No, I wanted a Strada Bianca. No, I wanted a LDV. No, I wanted a Strada Bianca. I went back and forth... What I really wanted was both; Steve calls it the La Dolce Strada.

    What we did (and I have to give Steve some credit for being keenly intuitive in reading through my emails and in talking to me) was combine both bikes. What you see below is a La Dolce Vita tubeset matted to a Seven Fork for long reach calipers in Strada Bianca geometry. I have to say it came out better than I had hoped, in fact its the mirror image of what I had in my mind when I 1st sent in my deposit. Currently its got Pave's in 27mm under Honjo 35mm fenders. Pave's measure out to 29mm on those wide rims and there's plenty of room, just what I wanted.

    I'm thrilled and think I'll keep this one for a long time. To me its almost too damn pretty for what I designed it for; Mud, rain, gravel, dirt, pavement. Ride report to follow once I get it dirty.....



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    Jimbo
    Nice Jimbo, looks fantastic!

    I still want to get out with you guys sometime. Let's make it happen in '14--me, you, Fletcher, Sonny, PJ. Good times lie ahead!
     

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    Updated my SB - I wasn't happy with the look of white cable housing/saddle/bar tape. I also switched the post to Ti and found some silver wheels.

    Eat one live toad first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you all day.

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    Strada Bianca, Minimax, cyclocross tires edition

    Hampsten by soradical, on Flickr
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexstar View Post
    Strada Bianca, Minimax, cyclocross tires edition
    Mmmmm, pistachio!

    One of my all-time favorite Hampco paint schemes and colors!
     

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    Every Hampsten I see is drool worthy. I'm going to have one built for my 50th birthday. Oh wait - I still have to turn 45 first !
     

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    I love the pistachio and silver combo
     

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    Bam!!!
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    That's the original pistachio bike from the website. It's an incredible bike.
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    I have one at paint right now, same color scheme.

    Building with Campy 10 speed, all alloy, silver CK hubs laced to silver A23s.

    Pics to follow.
     

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    The SBti has done a couple hundred kilometers now, and I must say it really is a great bike.
    Great fit, great handling, great comfort.

    Especially with the 32mm Grand Bois tires the ride is very comfy and smooth. Front 60 psi, rear 65 psi seems perfect for me. At first you think they are holding you back because of the softness you feel, but according to my Garmin the average speed is the same, or better than on my previous bikes.
    Thanks to those tires I stay in the saddle so much better on bad surfaces and I can keep on pedaling hard without getting bounced out of my saddle and repositioning. It really makes a difference to me and feel less fatigued on longer rides.

    It's getting a ti PMP post for perfect setback position, and I'm considering a ti Firefly stem. Maybe in a couple of months.

    Meanwhile I can't stop thinking about a lugged steel Team Pro with similar geo... maybe slightly shorter stays, flat crown steel forks, short reach brakes with clearance for 28mm. Might drop Steve an email soon :)
     

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    nothing ever ever goes wrong with this bike.

     

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    When my company hires a supermodel, his name will be Darren
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    winter bike setup

     

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Winter riding in Florida. The MAX gets better every time. Put a Chorus 10 speed group on and it purrs like a kitten.

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