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    Default Re: Hampsten Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    Laugh while you can, monkey boy!
    :-)

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    Yes, I get another new bike. Last one, I promise.

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    This on looks awfully familiar. How does it differ from your previous Levico? Had a nice ride on mine today.

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    I don’t think that should be your last one and I don’t accept that promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafish View Post
    This on looks awfully familiar. How does it differ from your previous Levico? Had a nice ride on mine today.
    I erred on the stack height with the previous iteration and I’m old and need the bars slightly Up There. This one still needs some slight tweaking but is 95% there - nothing else rides like 32mm tires on carbon rims, it seems. But the basic premise: welded steel frame using my favorite small-diameter tubes and a steel fork with rim brakes and mechanical shifting, is a delightful reminder of why I have loved bicycles all these years.
    Steve Hampsten
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haldy View Post
    :-)
    “Laugh while you can, Monkey Boy" was a Buckaroo Banzai reference, as I’m sure you all know, but in a larger sense a shout-out to my old Seattle cycling team, Yoyodyne Racing. Obviously - and here’s a guy wearing our “kit” as we said, bitd:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    “Laugh while you can, Monkey Boy" was a Buckaroo Banzai reference, as I’m sure you all know, but in a larger sense a shout-out to my old Seattle cycling team, Yoyodyne Racing. Obviously - and here’s a guy wearing our “kit” as we said, bitd:

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    No matter where you go, there you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    ...the basic premise: welded steel frame using my favorite small-diameter tubes and a steel fork with rim brakes and mechanical shifting, is a delightful reminder of why I have loved bicycles all these years.
    Amen to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    I erred on the stack height with the previous iteration and I’m old and need the bars slightly Up There. This one still needs some slight tweaking but is 95% there - nothing else rides like 32mm tires on carbon rims, it seems. But the basic premise: welded steel frame using my favorite small-diameter tubes and a steel fork with rim brakes and mechanical shifting, is a delightful reminder of why I have loved bicycles all these years.

    I never understood the slammed stem thing unless you are a pro with a contract and racing professionally (which I know you have done) or if someone has the morphology making a slammed stem a necessity. Why the heck wouldn't someone want to be comfortable on a bike when not racing (which for most people is 100% of the time)?

    - I like Ti frames because they are comfortable. *
    - I like 32mm tires on the road because they are comfortable.
    - I have an interesting build (according to some so-called norm for how a cyclist should look and be built) with short legs, long torso, and short arms that has always left me with a tall headtube and sloping top tube and bars at the same height as the saddle.
    - I am in the 50+ club (see 3 items above).


    * One of these days I will have a steel Strada Bianca when I have room for more than N=1.
    Please make mine "Pumpkin and White" with the bars "Up There" and I do not even need the matching pickup truck.

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    Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome Junior Development Program Fundraiser - how can you say no to that?

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    Good sleuthing! That was indeed my bike for many years. I gifted it to a buddy 2 summers ago and it lives on in Ulster County and still sees lots of miles.

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