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phcollard
10-02-2012, 11:25 AM
*** SOLD. Thanks a lot! ***

First of all my apologies for the poor product shots. I don't have a proper camera for the moment and it's cloudy today!

OK so I am selling my stunning Hampsten Giro 88 / Team Pro F/F/HS. It's a great, great bike, best I have ever ridden in fact but being unemployed is not easy. I noticed that this season my Serotta Ti got much more use so that's the one I will keep.

The story is I purchased it from a fellow forum member, who purchased it from Douglas. The original paint was not in such good condition when I got it so I had it repainted by Noah Rosen at VeloColour (http://www.velocolour.com/) in Toronto. If you don't know this guy you should because his work is absolutely mind blowing. Just perfect and the attention to details is second to none. The paint job alone was $600 and I dare to say that it's better than a paint job from Hampco. The pictures don't do it justice. It's a deep metallic blue with three coats of clear over everything.

Tubing is True Temper OX Platinum and lugs are Richie-Issimo. The ride is very comfy, you can do double centuries on this one and still feel fresh - or almost. The frame also responds well and tracks like on rails. I know all this has been said before but in this case trust me, it's for real.

As far as geometry is concerned I'm calling this a 55 despite the fact that the seat tube is 1cm shorter. I can explain if you want :) Here are the measurements, sorry I do not have the build sheet.

Seat tube: 54cm c-c
Top tube: 55.8cm c-c
Head tube: 13cm
Center of BB to top of saddle in the picture: 72.5cm
Top of saddle to top of bars drop: 5cm
Reach from tip of saddle to rear of handlebar with a Nitto Dynamic 10: 52cm

Strava tells me that this frame has 394.4km since I built it so it still looks like new, except for the dropouts where the paint has flaked from putting wheels on. There is also a very slight mark on the seat tube from the front derailleur clamp. Hard to photograph and it's only in the clear coat. The tube is not crimped.

The frame comes with a silver Chris King threaded headset, seat binder bolt, Campy cable stops and bottle cage bolts.

Pictures below. If you want some real product shots please see my Flickr stream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ocean7/), these are the pictures that Noah took before the frame left his workshop. One note though: the color on his pics is a bit off. The actual color is more like in the pictures below.

Asking $sold plus actual shipping fees and Paypal. Which is half the price for a new Team Pro sans le CK headset and the extra gorgeous paint.

Well I guess I forgot nothing! Feel free to ask if you have questions.

Cheers,

Philippe.

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thwart
10-02-2012, 11:29 AM
That beauty must be awfully tough to part with.

Gorgeous.

phcollard
10-02-2012, 11:32 AM
That beauty must be awfully tough to part with.

Gorgeous.

It is indeed. It took me one month to decide :)

Thanks a lot for the nice comment!

christian
10-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Dream bike! If it were a 57cm, it'd be sold.

CNY rider
10-02-2012, 11:37 AM
I was fortunate enough to buy Jon Greene's Giro 88 earlier this year.
It instantly became a favorite. All the things we love about good steel: Light, responsive, excellent handling and comfort.
This is the real deal.
If you love steel bikes, and fit this one, you need to jump on it.

AngryScientist
10-02-2012, 11:45 AM
you need to jump on it.

man, i would love to. unfortunately for me, if i jumped on this one, my feet would not be able to reach the pedals. good luck with the sale, and employment search buddy. beauty!

SuperColnago
10-02-2012, 11:50 AM
I'm in Ottawa, PM sent!

How tall are you, and inseam?

Many thanks

phcollard
10-02-2012, 11:51 AM
I'm in Ottawa, PM sent!

How tall are you, and inseam?

Many thanks

Oh yes I knew I forgot something. I'm 5'9" with a 82.5 cm inseam.

Thanks for all the love folks, much appreciated :)

SuperColnago
10-02-2012, 12:02 PM
Oh yes I knew I forgot something. I'm 5'9" with a 82.5 cm inseam.

Thanks for all the love folks, much appreciated :)

PM sent

And can't resist, my colnago repaint by Velocolour, have to agree great product there for us Canadians!


http://forums.roadbikereview.com/colnago/1987-colnago-super-resto-190507.html

54ny77
10-02-2012, 12:05 PM
82.5" at 5'9" dayum, they call you daddy long legs?

love this frame, it's swank. just outta my fit range though.

been on the hunt for steel lately and a hampco is up there at the top o' list.


Oh yes I knew I forgot something. I'm 5'9" with a 82.5 cm inseam.

Thanks for all the love folks, much appreciated :)

phcollard
10-02-2012, 12:07 PM
82.5" at 5'9" dayum, they call you daddy long legs?

love this frame, it's swank. just outta my fit range though.

been on the hunt for steel lately and a hampco is up there at the top o' list.

Funny you :D It's 82.5 cm or 32.5" if you prefer :)

54ny77
10-02-2012, 12:09 PM
yeah i gotcha, it's about 10cm longer than me and i'm 5'9"

so either you're daddy long legs with a midget torso, or i'm monkey torso with midget legs.

;)

Funny you :D It's 82.5 cm or 32.5" if you prefer :)

phcollard
10-02-2012, 12:13 PM
yeah i gotcha, it's about 10cm longer than me and i'm 5'9"

so either you're daddy long legs with a midget torso, or i'm monkey torso with midget legs.

;)

I don't know but I feel pretty normal ;) ;)

christian
10-02-2012, 12:21 PM
yeah i gotcha, it's about 10cm longer than me and i'm 5'9"Guessing here, but 99.999% sure he's measuring PBH, and you're measuring c-BB to seat top. At our heights, subtracting 10cm from PBH almost always nets you close to the Lemond .883 formula. There is NO way you are 5'9" with a 72cm PBH. My wife is 5'3" and has a 72cm PBH.

I suspect this bike would fit you bang on, if I'm right. If I'm wrong, you're an exceptionally articulate orangutan.

phcollard
10-02-2012, 12:28 PM
If I'm wrong, you're an exceptionally articulate orangutan.

LOL. Post of the day! :)

54ny77
10-02-2012, 12:28 PM
i wear pants with a 30" inseam. that's all i know. i thought the op meant 82.5cm from crotch to ankle.

they were busting my chops at signature greenwich the other day to get a proper fit, my "close enough" approach to bike fit is borderline heresy (bar drop on one bike that was getting worked on is kind of a lot, but hey it's comfy to me what can i say?). i know, i know...it's probably not right, but ignorance is bliss. :p

i do like banana's, however.

http://fishofgold.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/thumbsupchimp.jpg

Guessing here, but 99.999% sure he's measuring PBH, and you're measuring c-BB to seat top. At our heights, subtracting 10cm from PBH almost always nets you close to the Lemond .883 formula. There is NO way you are 5'9" with a 72cm PBH. My wife is 5'3" and has a 72cm PBH.

I suspect this bike would fit you bang on, if I'm right. If I'm wrong, you're an exceptionally articulate orangutan.

phcollard
10-02-2012, 12:32 PM
i wear pants with a 30" inseam. that's all i know. i thought the op meant 82.5cm from crotch to ankle.

Well I measure 82.5cm when I do the book against a wall thing, bare feet. But my saddle height is 72.5cm.

That being said I think you look great! :D

phcollard
10-02-2012, 12:50 PM
I'm out for a ride now. I will reply later this evening if you PM me.

Thanks!

Philippe.

binxnyrwarrsoul
10-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Damn, that is sweet.

Fixed
10-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Philippe I will be Montreal next month , maybe we can meet for a glass of wine somewhere
Cheers

Keith A
10-02-2012, 02:42 PM
This thing looks fantastic! I might have to sell something to pick this up. What are the HT and ST angles?

phcollard
10-02-2012, 02:45 PM
This thing looks fantastic! I might have to sell something to pick this up. What are the HT and ST angles?

I'm sorry I don't know the angles Keith. I think the build sheet was lost long ago (I believe I asked Steve once). And as the Giro 88 was all custom there is no geo chart to be found.

What do you have for sale? I forgot to say that I would entertain a partial trade for a 55 Merckx, lugged steel. Beaters are fine.

professerr
10-02-2012, 06:34 PM
Do you know the fattest tire you can fit in there? Would it take, say, a Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 28?

phcollard
10-02-2012, 06:53 PM
Do you know the fattest tire you can fit in there? Would it take, say, a Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 28?

28 might fit but it's gonna be tight clearance, the frame is designed for short reach (39-49mm) brakes.

jtakeda
10-02-2012, 07:35 PM
32.5 eh? I'm 5'7" with a 33" inseam. This might work although I really max out at 55.5 top tube

phcollard
10-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Bump for the evening :)

thwart
10-04-2012, 07:34 AM
Bump for the morning.

Well, and those lovely pics help me wake up... ;)

phcollard
10-04-2012, 11:35 AM
Folks this is sold and going south of the border to a happy fellow forumite :)

These forums make a better world. Thank you and donation on its way.

christian
10-04-2012, 11:42 AM
Congratulations to the new owner. A fantastic score!

clweed
10-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Folks this is sold and going south of the border to a happy fellow forumite :)

These forums make a better world. Thank you and donation on its way.

Looks like it was a good day on the "bike market"