Entries by Hampsten Cycles

The Rider, by Tim Krabbe

“Meyrueis, Lozere, June 26, 1977. Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me.” More here

Anvil tooling

We use, endorse, and love our Anvil tooling. Don’s a great guy but his buddy Archibald sucks. Archie’s generous with the bourbon so I guess it’s sort of a wash. Nice article here – hey, that looks like me…

Olive Oil

Here’s a look at Andy’s new olive oil label – the oil being from Il Fontoia de Foiano, just over the hill from his spread in Tuscany. The art is by Sheryl Chapman (graphics for Tournesol, Moots, and Ibis – among others); Sheryl and Chucky were gracious enough to host on my recent CA binge.

Finger Lakes Ramble, 2006

Rich Roat from House Industries has produced a limited-edition poster commemorating the 2006 Finger Lakes Ramble. They’re beautiful, each one is printed on heavy archival paper, suitable for framing, and they’re only $50. 112 were pressed and they’re going to go quickly. The guy on the bike looks (to me) like Douglas-as-Eddy (or vice-versa) and […]