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Hampsten Bikesdavidl
Jul 31, 2001 5:40 AM
I found a web page for Hampsten Bikes - designed by Andy Hampsten. Know anything about - any experience with - these bikes? Are they worth looking at ? Any info is greatly appreciated.
re: Hampsten Bikesjschrotz
Jul 31, 2001 8:56 AM
I bought a Hampsten back in May, and I absolutely love it. I got the steel Cinghiale made from True Temper's OX Platinum tubing. It's a fantastic riding bike. It's light, stiff and comfortable. It climbs great and is plenty agile. It remains comfortable even after several hours in the saddle. I built it up with Campy Chorus and a set of Mavic Open Pros. The AME fork that they include is great too. It's a bit stiff, but still quite comfortable and tracks extremely well through the corners, and inspires tons of confidence on high speed descents. The guys at Hampsten are great to work with. They're really personable and did a great job with my bike. I couldn't be any happier with it.
Do you have a pic you can post? nmTommyBoy
Jul 31, 2001 9:14 AM
Do you have a pic you can post? nmjschrotz
Jul 31, 2001 12:44 PM
I don't have one yet, but I'm working on it. Sorry. I got mine in painted midnight blue. Everyone that's seen it has been impressed. The blue is gorgeous.
re: Hampsten Bikesdavidl
Jul 31, 2001 10:36 AM
Thanks for the input. Please answer a couple of questions. They sell the frame and fork only, or do they build up the bike, too? Do you deal with them direct, or through a dealer? Thanks - that's a way fine looking bike and the geometry looks good for me.
re: Hampsten Bikesjschrotz
Jul 31, 2001 12:40 PM
They'll sell either the frame/fork combo or they can build the bike for you if you'd like. I had mine built up by them. A guy named Ben built it for me. He's a great guy and did a really good job. They buy all the components you want, and at a bit cheaper price than places like Excel. I don't know of any dealers for them. They're based in Seattle as am I, and I met them at the bike expo here back in April. There should be an email link to them on their website,, I believe. Send them an email and you'll likely get a response from Steve Hampsten (Andy's brother).
re: Hampsten BikesSteve Braun
Jul 31, 2001 9:59 PM
These folks carry Hampstad frames. They seem to be a prettt good bike shop, though my experience with them is quitye limited.