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    Yep, Whiskey #7 road fork for 57mm-reach calipers and QR hub. Scads of clearance, Clarence - maybe up to a 38mm tire, and a darn clever fender mounting system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    Yep, Whiskey #7 road fork for 57mm-reach calipers and QR hub. Scads of clearance, Clarence - maybe up to a 38mm tire, and a darn clever fender mounting system.
    Is this your new go to fork (or do you still have a need for the Wound Up and Seven mid-reach forks)?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    Is this your new go to fork (or do you still have a need for the Wound Up and Seven mid-reach forks)?
    Given the clearance under the crown and ease of availability - and provided the rake works with the needs of the customer - this fork should work for better than half of our rim brake Strada Bianca builds. And it looks good so no whinging from me about the aesthetics.
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    Well Clarence, could you then make a 38 clearance ? Like in a monster rim brake SB kind bike in a Max, Martin or Kent style? Hmmmmmmmm very interesting.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moke View Post
    Well Clarence, could you then make a 38 clearance ? Like in a monster rim brake SB kind bike in a Max, Martin or Kent style? Hmmmmmmmm very interesting.
    Whiskey says that a 35mm tire will fit fine - and I've seen this myself - which leads me to think that some 38mm tires will work. And building the frame to take that size isn't rocket science, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moke View Post
    Well Clarence, could you then make a 38 clearance ? Like in a monster rim brake SB kind bike in a Max, Martin or Kent style? Hmmmmmmmm very interesting.
    You beat me to it. Whisky Fork, Max tubes, Strada Bianca platform, 35mm tire (maybe a 32 with fenders).

    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    Whiskey says that a 35mm tire will fit fine - and I've seen this myself - which leads me to think that some 38mm tires will work. And building the frame to take that size isn't rocket science, either.
    Just when you thought the SB could not get any better, HampCo takes it up a notch (apologies to Emeril).
     

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    Yea, and that asshole knows that I have way too many bikes for one man and not that many years to ride em. But what the hell, now do we do Max, Martin or Mr. Bingham? Oh crap break out another few more grand. But it is a Hampco. He is always adgimatating me.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    You've just gotta love Steve Hampsten. How many people has Steve saved from themselves? HampCo towers is like the Vatican of framebilding.
    Well now, that's a quote for the website.

    Otherwise known as Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Movimento Perpetuo.
     

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    This is the only Hampsten Tournesol Carbon Leger thst Iíve ever seen. I bought it from Douglas Brooks years ago and kept it for a year or so. Going back and re-reading my notes about it Iím surprised I sold it. It was a terrific bike both in looks and performance. I was young and foolish in those days.
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    Proper looking that one.
     

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    Reminds me of my all-time favourite:
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohlboto View Post
    Reminds me of my all-time favourite:
    *SO* good!

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    Carbon rain bikes are the best.
    "As an homage to the EPOdays of yore- I'd find the world's last remaining pair of 40cm ergonomic drop bars.....i think everyone who ever liked those handlebars in that shape and in that width is either dead of a drug overdose, works in the Schaerbeek mattress factory now and weighs 300 pounds or is Dr. Davey Bruylandts...who for all I know is doing both of those things." - Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by nahtnoj View Post
    Carbon rain bikes are the best.
    Still a goal for us... not there yet.
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    Hey now, give me a chance to squeeze those pdw fenders on ; )
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Costello View Post
    Hey now, give me a chance to squeeze those pdw fenders on ; )
    I think they'll work but Peter and i would love to offer both a long-reach and a disc version of the custom frames, that's all.
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    Knock, knock - is thing on? Can you hear me?

    (Clears throat)

    It's been a busy week working on the website here at HampCo Towers so allow me to take a minute and bore you with the details:

    Squadra (carbon) pictures finally up on the Gran Paradiso page Gran Paradiso – Hampsten Cycles

    New model! We're joining the 21st century! It's got disc brakes! We're shameless whores! Il Mostro – Hampsten Cycles

    And since I never get tired of looking at pictures of myself or of the fun things I do (void where prohibited by law, of course), we now have an Events page: Events – Hampsten Cycles (more to come here, as it happens, really)

    And, sadly, two deletions: Oscar, our track model; and Il Carbonario, our Asia-sourced carbon frame. Neither have been selling as needed, we can always bust out a track frame if requested, people don't seem to come to me for pre-made carbon frames (go figure), and the photos will live on somewhere on the site. My nephew, Oscar, will be crushed (not literally, you understand).

    Lastly, thanks to Ben Groenhout for his great photography on the three pages linked above; thanks as well to Martin Fernandez for his hard work on the website; and finally, thank you to all of my great customers and supporters - you folks rock.

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    Hey, Oscar ain't deleted he is just on sabbatical. Watched the Masters Worlds and saw 0 steel track frames. But I still like Oscar. the kid and the bike. And it is a good thing about the Monster coming to life, check out Salsa, Giant and Trek for the number of "new" old school bikes for 33-45mm tires. Circle of life and deja vu all over again. Huh?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moke View Post
    Hey, Oscar ain't deleted he is just on sabbatical. Watched the Masters Worlds and saw 0 steel track frames. But I still like Oscar. the kid and the bike. And it is a good thing about the Monster coming to life, check out Salsa, Giant and Trek for the number of "new" old school bikes for 33-45mm tires. Circle of life and deja vu all over again. Huh?
    I initially had some self-serving claptrap on Il Mostro page about how we started building gravel road bikes back in 2000 - fortunately a frustomerģ talked me out of it. But it is a good idea and it's been around for a while.
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    It ain't claptrap if it is a fact Jack. You guys have had gravel/white road bikes for a long time. But then again all road bikes in the day could fit bigger tires and fenders if they had mounts. So nothing really new, except the forks and disco and the modern engineering that makes the new ones ride so much better. I am just happy as a clam that more and more people are getting off the pave and exploring the wonderful backroads of the world. I am a reluctant disco fanboy, but I must admit they do stop you in a hurry. Happy Holidays
     

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