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    Default Hampsten / Tournesol

    I'll start. Designed by Steve, executed by Moots. Love it.

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    good call. execution by parlee, imagination by steve and douglas.
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    just a couple of customer's bikes...
    Steve Hampsten
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    this one is my current favorite:
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    i think that i can say without fear of contradiction that i love the hell out of that beige bike. heck, i love all beige bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    i think that i can say without fear of contradiction that i love the hell out of that beige bike. heck, i love all beige bikes.
    but it needs CD dark ano rims!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    this one is my current favorite:
    im getting this exact same bikemo

    love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
    im getting this exact same bikemo

    love it
    Nice choice Darren! That is one of those bikes I always take a second look at. You'll have quite a stable.
    I've been thinking of getting a hold of Hampco about something in aluminum, myself.

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Absolutely love their frames, they even use Columbus Max sometimes!

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Can you weigh in on the butted ti frames? How light are they coming in for a medium-ish frame?

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Will work on getting a better pic of the blinkie mounts in a couple of days.

    Re the tubing and weight: I wanted Ti for dent resistance and lightness, and, well, just because I like Ti. I probably would have gone double butted, but the price of this bike was already getting astronomical (for me at least), and I needed to draw the line somewhere. HamCo assured me that the ride qualities that I wanted (springy long-distance comfort) could be achieved with straight gauge just as with double butted.

    I can't remember the projected weight savings by going butted, but it wasn't worth it to me given I was already at the upper limits of what I could spend. I'm sure any builder who does Ti could answer that question though.

    Overall, I was going for a weight conscious build (at least compared to my other bikes, which isn't saying too much), but not a weight weenie build, so a few ounces here and there wasn't a big deal. this explains parts like the relatively heavy bars and pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinf View Post
    good call. execution by parlee, imagination by steve and douglas.
    justin,

    more pix of this pls and thk u

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    I am 100% feeling this one:
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    After the snow and slush clears I'll finally get a decent snapshot of my beloved Hampsten Z2 custom up here...

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    Default 2003 Hampsten Z1

    Fireplace shot for the winter ... Steve and Parlee delivered a winner
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    Nice cinghiale on the top tube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    Nice cinghiale on the top tube!
    Yep, I love the Hampsten piggy! I got lots of looks on this bike in the Dolomites (though it is a crime the Hampsten did not carry me on my one and only ride over the Gavia/Mortirolo). Once we moved back to the states I decided not to travel with a carbon bike that now costs 3x what I paid for it. It still holds my Ventoux and Maratona dles Dolomites records, though ...

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    Strada Bianca by Moots w/YBB (why be beat?) rear end and Alpha Q. cross fork. Paul Cantis, 9 spd Campy, 50-34 Ritchey crank.
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    I posted this before but I'll put it here for prosperity.
    "SHUT UP LEGS"

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Ok, took me a hair longer than I anticipated, and we're at build 1.0 for shakedown with lots of tuning to do and a few parts yet to come, but here's my new titanium GP from the Hampco Towers. Only had a short ride on it tonight, but extremely smooth, and very solid yet turns well. Eager to get a real ride in some hillier stuff (for Wisconsin:)) later this week!

    note: photos now appear several posts belowCheck out the immaculate welds and cool brake bridge! Artistry at it's best.

    I have a Fizik Cyrano carbon post coming, as well as white Campy hoods. Cages will be King ti, and I'm thinking about a gold Woodman seatpost clamp -- what think ye?

    Also, wheels. Don't think the white Kinlin 270s w/CXRays on silver WI hubs are going to make it on this frame as much as I love the ride w/Open Pave CGs. Just got back from Trekworld this aft, and the new Aeolus ltubulars look like they might be just the ticket for a traditional looking build in the Aeolus 3 or 5 models. Very sweet wheels with the wide profile so my Hed C2s (laced but not tensioned/trued yet in my basement) will swap with no pad adjustments.

    Steve & co are highly recommended!

    PS. For those sharp of eye a rain shower just blew through and a few drips coming off the tree where I was shooting, but, hey -- it's titanium! :)

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