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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    The Ti Strada Bianca is in fact the perfect all-year-round bike. In fender mode it can take up to 27mm tires, without fenders 32mm wide fits easily.
    75mm BB drop, 420mm stays... I really love it.

    Calipers are Velo Orange Grand Cru (47mm-57mm reach) with KoolStop pads. Recently they also released a black version. Stopping power is excellent!
    TRP RG957 would be another nice alternative.
     

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    thanks
     

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    I am thinking of a bike with fenders that could also be used as a pave bike. Yours seems to be the perfect example of that. What brakes are in there ?
    Something like this?


     

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Or that Zank max Roubaix bike that was floating around here a couple years ago. I forget who owned that one...
    ;l
    my name is Matt

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    Something like this?


    Nice, is that a Seven fork ?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Nice, is that a Seven fork ?
    It is, indeed. Those are 32mm Dugast Pipistrellos, with plenty of room to spare.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    I am thinking of a bike with fenders that could also be used as a pave bike.
    Lionel, something like this?
     

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    So Nice.. this is flat out one of my favorite bikes overall...
    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    Something like this?


    Artie Deianni

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    Those giant FMBs look Baller-worthy. I don't think they'd fit on my Zanconato though.... It has lots of clearance, but not that much.
    La Cheeserie!

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    Final piece of pimping my SB Max, a Leh natural brown leather covered Fizik Aliante.

    IMG_20140426_103422_389 (2).jpg

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    I posted a ride report on yesterday's Cheesehead Roubaix in the general forum, but Wisco and I finally met in person, as did our Hampsten cousins Strada Biancha steel (Wisco) and Gran Paradiso ti (teleguy57). As you've seen the posts above, Steve outdid himself on Wisco's bike -- and Wisco took it further with great aesthetics on the components.

    IMG_20140427_085730566.jpg

    As for me, the BestBikeEver impressed me even more than it has to this point -- which I didn't think possible. It ate up the rough stuff with aplomb -- almost like it was an SB:) Rock solid and steady, and comfortable. The 28mm Ultremos (29.4 actual on the TB-14s) fit nicely in the back and had adequate clearance up front with a small washer behing the Campy skeletons on the Enve 1.0 fork. And when pushing into the wind or climbing grades, felt like everything that came from my legs went straight through the PF30 BB and 1" chainstays into forward movement.

    Hampstens do draw attention. When standing on the side of the road with my cramping episode recounted in the other thread, a guy stopped to ask if I was OK. He saw my bike and asked where I got it, and I said "Steve Hampsten built it for me; you may know of him, or maybe you heard of his brother Andy Hampsten." The guy smiled and said "I've ridden with Andy." I asked where, and he said, "Oh, we were on the junior worlds team together; haven't talked with him for quite a while." Turns out Steve Mathey (the guy) lives not far from the ride venue. Small world....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artie View Post
    So Nice.. this is flat out one of my favorite bikes overall...
    Mine too. Sheer perfection between hampco's work and happycampyer's build. And the photography...mmmm....
     

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    What you can't see in the photos is the massive power in Teleguy57's legs. I am a slow starter, often taking 30 minutes to get really warmed up. With the cold rain and wind, I was hurting from every surge of the group in the first 10 miles till I got dropped. Luckily, I provided Teleguy57 with a friend who was able to keep up with him and passed the time together

    You can thank me later....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisco View Post
    What you can't see in the photos is the massive power in Teleguy57's legs. I am a slow starter, often taking 30 minutes to get really warmed up. With the cold rain and wind, I was hurting from every surge of the group in the first 10 miles till I got dropped. Luckily, I provided Teleguy57 with a friend who was able to keep up with him and passed the time together

    You can thank me later....
    Ha! "Massive power" almost had my water spraying onto the keyboard! It was more survival for me -- I was yo-yo'ing back away from the wheel spray from the rider/s in front of me and realized with the wind I had to stay on a wheel or risk a looong time with my nose in the wind. After a bit of hanging on and focusing on what was in front of me realized there was a gap. I thought about riding piano for a bit, but each time I started drifting back I got nervous and closed the gap again.

    After the first gravel section Eric (Erik?) and I hooked up, and I really appreciated all the work he did as we kept chasing down folks in front of us looking for that elusive group in which to hang out. We finally caught them just as they stopped for someone's flat on the gravel section before Belgium rest stop, and rode through. Then when they left the stop we didn't have our act together and rode alone again for a while.

    So, anyhow, thanks to you for Eric! :)
     

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    Your bikes are dirty now. Is that covered under the lifetime warranty?

    Sounds like it would have been fun!
    La Cheeserie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Your bikes are dirty now. Is that covered under the lifetime warranty?

    Sounds like it would have been fun!
    We got them dirty for DarrenCT -- nah, we did it for us! I think Steve voids warranties if bikes stay too clean....

    Jim, you shoulda been there. Next year, my friend, right?
     

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    I'd suggest we do this one next year. Dairy Roubaix 2014 - 4/19/2014 You can stay at my house the night before... about 90 mile drive, so we're leaving early to get there!

    Friends who attended said it was a blast, more gravel than road and among the most beautiful rides in Wisconsin.....plus a great vibe:

    "Sixer Mixer: Bring a six pack of something interesting to share post ride. Put it in the communal coolers, the close you eyes, grab a beer and enjoy. We'll provide the coolers and ice. We'll have a soda cooler as well. No crap beer please."
     

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    Sounds like a blast. Maybe next year.... We'll see. It's a long ways for me now to get back to the home state....
    La Cheeserie!

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    Saab, you could ride it on your Hampsten to be part of the "club" :) -- although it may be more of an IF type ride for you. Combine it with a visit to see family in the Cities and you'll be good.

    @Wisco, sounds like a plan to me. We need more meetings of the Hampstens -- and somehow need to get the Bros Hampsten here too. Maybe dangle a bratwurst and New Glarus beer in front of Steve?
     

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    commuter bike.

     

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