Company

Andy and Steve Hampsten

Andy and Steve Hampsten

HampCo Towers; home of fine bicycle design, assembly, and frame and fork fabrication:

Steve Hampsten works with customers on fitting and design, orders/ships, pays bills, wrenches, wrangles animals, and does all the other stuff.

Adam Deemer wrenches, assembles, and builds wheels. Adam comes to us most recently from Independent Fabrication in Somerville, MA, followed by a stint at Fat Tire Cycles in Albuquerque, NM. He’s also our resident mountain bike expert…

Martin Tweedy has been building lugged steel bicycle frames since 1996 when he took the two-week Framebuilding course at UBI. Martin and Steve worked together at match bicycle company in 1997-98 and have worked together on Hampsten Cycles since 1999. While at match, Martin built frames for Schwinn Paramount, Rivendell, and Beckman as well as the first few runs for Hampsten Cycles; Martin also worked for Dave Levy at Ti Cycles for two years after match closed. Mr. Tweedy builds all of our lugged frames and brazed forks.

Max Kullaway works full-time fabricating and welding our in-house-built steel and titanium frames and helps with design and planning. Max started with bicycles in 1993 at Rhygin, followed by Merlin for three years, then an eight-year stint welding at Seven Cycles. Upon moving to Seattle in 2005, Max has worked for Davidson Cycles, Gulassa & Co., and does his own bikes over at 333fab.

Paint is by Russ at Air Art in Chico, CA.

Older photography by Michael Matisse

La Dolce Vita photographed by Patrick Barta

Other photography by Matthew Clark

Website design and admin by Martin Fernandez

Andy’s day job – Cinghiale Cycling Tours – is where we go to relax, ride, and have fun in Italy.

Previous builders: these folks all built for us in the past and have since moved on. We’re still pals, they’re busy, etc.:

Kent Eriksen Cycleswww.kenteriksen.com
Co-Motion Cycleswww.co-motion.com
Moots Cycleswww.moots.com
Independent Fabricationwww.ifbikes.com
Dave Levy/Ti Cycles – www.ticycles.com
Carl Strongwww.strongframes.com
Parlee Cycleswww.parleecycles.com