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Old 06-07-2019, 11:09 AM
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I thought that looked like Plum Crazy, excellent choice.
Very close to PLum Crazy maybe just a touch darker
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:13 AM
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Looks like you have a plethora of pigs!

Drop-dead gorgeous. I love graphics that pick up on the LVC motif.

Steve does amazing work. Congrats on the next iteration.
He is also working on a fixed road frame for me this winter.
A garage ful on cinghaile

Here are the two well used travel bikes. We got them four years ago for our anniversary trip to Tuscany with Andy H and his crew

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Old 06-07-2019, 11:33 AM
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Hey Ryun,

How does the Hampsten ride vs the Bixxis Pathos and Prima, as well as BLE?

I'm currently in the market for a metal frameset and the Pathos is among the shortlisted. Would love to hear your views.

Cheers
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:04 PM
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Hey Ryun,

How does the Hampsten ride vs the Bixxis Pathos and Prima, as well as BLE?

I'm currently in the market for a metal frameset and the Pathos is among the shortlisted. Would love to hear your views.

Cheers
I always have a hard time comparing custom bikes.
Like trying to tell a person which flavor of ice cream is best.
My favorite bike for the past two years is my bixxis prima.
So much so that I just ordered new prima with a d11 headset.
The pathos follows close behind.
But to be clear, DeRosa bikes lean towards the racier side. Slight softer than the ble but nice and firm like a peg Marcelo.
His bikes fall more into the tailored bike category than full custom.
He does a great job of fitting the bike but he has definite idea about how the bike should feel. If that works for you, I have said it before but there is no more under the radar frame builder than bixxis
For around 3k you get a custom spirit bike with flax fork panel paint hob, ti post and headset. It’s a crazy good deal and amazing workmanship in 6 weeks or less all hand crafted by a master who has built for the best.

If I wanted something more particularly custom than just the fit, I’d go with Steve. This hampsten feels different but not because it’s better or worse but by design.
Still my racier than average fit but a slight softer rear end slightly longer wheelbase etc. I told Steve I wanted a smoother steel bike and not the Uber stiff race bike but with no top tube wiggle. He picked the blend of Columbus tubes to deliver. Same with my wife’s bikes

If you do fast ish rides in an athletic position I can’t recommend bixxis enough.
If you want more of a collaborative process to tweak the ride I’d go with hampsten.

Hope this clears it up
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:41 PM
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Sweet bike. Martin does great work.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:03 PM
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Classy Mondrian interpretation

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