Entries by Hampsten Cycles

Yard Sale, Strada Bianca

Shown is the latest iteration of our popular Strada Bianca model in a 55 x 55.8cm: ST and TT are 28.6mm, DT is 31.8mm, HT is 33mm for a 1″ steerer, 14mm SS. The fork is by Wound Up and looks great with the smaller diameter steel tubing we use on these bikes. Paint is […]


A quick look at Steve’s new rig: ti frame, D-11 HT, 1″ CS, DA9000, HED Ardennes, a few tweaks yet to be made and waiting for a nicer day to ride it. Come see it at Nahbs!

On Tournesol

Right now my feeling with Tournesol is that it has been a fun project that lasted for seven years or so and we seem to be moving on to newer and simpler iterations. As much as I like big tires, rack/fenders/lighting/650B, it seems that other people are doing well with this combo and my enthusiasm […]

Web tweaks

There have been a couple of small tweaks to the website, to wit: Steel frame prices increased $100, titanium frame prices increased by $200. I added a section on the Process and Details page called “The No List”, trying to give a sense of what makes us whiney and what we will say no to. […]

Good times…

Here at HampCo Towers we’re usually pretty shameless about tying in products with anniversaries and Andy’s bigger wins – see pretty much anything to do with the 1988 Giro or the Passo Gavia – but in the case of his win at L’Alpe d’Huez in 1992 we completely dropped the bidon, as it were. No Motorola […]