Around this time of the year, while the classics and Grand Tours are in full swing, the Hampsten brothers are at their happiest. Memories are relived of Andy’s wearing of the Maillot blanc during the 1986 Tour de France and a 4th overall finish, not to mention that phenomenal Giro d’Italia win in 1988. Steve, meanwhile, coordinates the production of Hampsten Cycles such as this MAX model, liveried in the Eddy Merckx scheme from Eddy’s sponsorship in 1989.
The Hampsten Cycles MAX is a handmade frame built from, as the name suggests, modern Columbus MAX tubing, mixed up with components like an Enve 1.0 carbon fork, a Campagnolo Record 11 gruppo, LOOK pedals and a HED Ardennes wheel set. The real showstopper, however, is the replica Team 7-Eleven paint that will bring back memories for PRO fans of the late 90s. If you’re a fan of all-American handmade bicycles, be sure to bookmark the Hampsten Cycles website.