Bikes and Pasta at Il Corvo

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Hampsten Cycles & 333fab are taking advantage of Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Scene and will be hanging out with a bunch of bikes and such with Chef Mike Easton at his joint Il Corvo (217 James St).

Mike makes the best pasta I’ve had in Seattle and Max and Steve will oil-wrestle at 8pm to see who has the better Seattle-based bike line. Food, bikes, booze, and wrestling – are we in Portland yet?

Cleaning out the In-box


Revised numbers

I’m always discovering new features in BikeCAD – this shows the latest – so let’s see your numbers for your next build. (Please let me know what saddle is being used on your bike…)

Cute as a sack of kittens: new brakes!

From Bike Radar:

For 2014, TRP will add a new RG957 long-reach, dual-pivot road rim brake caliper for the growing gravel road market. Claimed weight is 167g per wheel with forged and machined aluminum arms, an integrated barrel adjuster and quick-release cam, angle-adjustable cartridge-type pad holders, and stainless steel hardware. Reach is listed at 47-57mm and suggested retail price is US$180 for a complete front and rear set.

Andy in Sports Illusrated

Nice piece here from Austin Murphy – it focuses on the 1988 Giro but adds a good overview of Andy’s career including some stories I’ve never seen published. The bit on his year at Banesto is slightly eye-opening but not too surprising. Yes, there are one or two inaccuracies…

News of the Week

My job just got sooo much easier…

Taliah Lempert – Andy’s Bike

Hmm, might look good on a teeshirt someday, no?

Tour Magazin, Germany – from the Nahbs Interview

Andy and Steve Hampsten – Hampsten Cycles 
No flames, no sloping top tube, no disc brakes: “We build it for you to fit, but 
we follow our pattern”, says Steve Hampsten, who is the core of Hampsten 
Cycles together with Giro-winning brother Andy Hampsten. Extremely elegant 
road bikes of steel or titanium are made under the boar logoed label. The 
Hampsten brothers have been sharing the passion for bicycle racing since 
kid’s age. While Andy pursued a successful professional racing career, Steve 
became a cook and has been building frames for Waterford (match/Paramount really, ed.) later. 
In 1999, the first Hampsten bikes saw the light of the world, the popular name of the only 
American Giro winner made for the attention needed, the business is run by 
Steve Hampsten. Besides the “skinny tired road bikes” of varying tastes, the 
brothers are especially known for one model: Strada Bianca. The road bike for 
tires up to 35 mm wide has been developed in 2000 for Andy’s tours on the 
dusty roads of Tuscany, with thinner tires and fenders it brings you dry through 
Hampsten Cycles rainy hometown of Seattle or along dirt roads. “Over the 
years we really perfected this bike, it’s comfortable, versatile – and not 
unresembling to a 70s race bike”, says Steve Hampsten, who feels verified by 
younger models like Treks Domane. The company understands custom 
framebuilding as modification of their models to fit the customer’s body. This 
way, the riding characteristics and the timeless look are preserved. 
Gerolf Meyer