Da Boyz: 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 on repairs and new builds, wrangles animals, and does most of the other stuff. He’s partial to red wines and IPAs, in case one was wondering.

Martin Tweedy Martin and Steve worked together at match bicycle company in 1997-98 and have worked together on Hampsten Cycles since 1999. Mr. Tweedy builds all of our lugged frames and brazed forks right here, in-house.

Peter Graham, ex Mad Fiber wheels, is in charge of our carbon frame fabrication here at HampCo. Peter has a long history of working with carbon fiber and is a heck of a good dad to boot.

Welded steel frames are fabricated and painted by the gang at R & E Cycles in here in Seattle; they do much of our whole-bike assembly and wheel builds as well.

Brad Bingham is building our titanium frames in Steamboat Springs, CO. Brad has welded most of our titanium frames over the years, both at Moots and at Kent Eriksen’s shop, which he recently purchased.

Photography:

Ben Groenhout

Bokanev

Patrick Barta

Matthew Clark

Michael Matisse

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, it’s not you it’s me, etc.:

Max Kullaway/333fab – www.333fab.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