Hampsten TT bike to be ridden by US president

No, not marathon-biker John Kerry, he's still president-in-waiting. The Vetriolo time trial frameset, new from Hampsten Cycles, will be promoted at a US bike show by Dave Dederer, singer/guitarist for rock band The Presidents of the United States of America.
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The frameset will be launched at the Seattle International Bicycle Expo. Sharing boothspace with Steve and Andy Hampsten will be Dave Dederer, a Category 4 racer with Seattle’s Jet City Velo club.

The Vetriolo is welded in the US by Co-Motion Cycles from 7005-series aero-shaped aluminum tubeset, all to Andy Hampsten's specifications.

Hampsten was the GC winner at the 1988 Giro d’Italia. The won the Levico-Vetriolo time-trial, hence the frameset name.

Dederer purchased one of the first Hampsten steel framesets in 2000, and so began a friendship with Steve Hampsten. Before becoming a rock star, Dederer worked in public relations, and he helps Hampsten

Cycles with press releases, product design, and marketing.

"Steve and Andy are wonderful guys, and I think their bikes blow just about everybody else out of the water – it’s the only place where Joe Average can readily get a winner of a major tour to consult on the design of their custom bike," said Dederer.

Not that he's biased or anything, but he also said:

"I think Steve and Andy’s ideas on geometry and design are way more sensible than many of those embraced by much of the industry. These are great looking, great handling bikes."


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