Thursday, January 13, 2011

Classic Steel Moots

Check out this classic steel Moots! Chances are that most people have never seen a steel Moots since they now build exclusively with Titanium. Not only is this frame Steel but it was built for Andy Hamptsen in 1989. The bottom bracket is stamped with 3/11/89 Ham. Here is a little Hampsten history:
Andy Hampsten was born on April 7, 1962.

Hampsten was the first American to win the Giro d’Italia.

Hampsten won the 1988 Giro d’Italia in front of Erik Breukink of Holland and Urs Zimmermann of Switzerland.

Hampsten also won the Mountains Jersey that year in the Giro d'Italia as well.

In addition, Hampsten was 3rd in the 1989 Giro d’Italia behind Laurent Fignon of France and Flavio Giupponi of Italy.

In non-Cycling Hall of events, Hampsten won the Tour of Switzerland in 1986 and 1987.

The frame now belongs to local firefighter and Colonel's customer Kurt Howard. The frame was repainted by Southwest Frame Works in 2009. Soon to be built and ridden as a single speed. Feel free to come by the shop and take a look.


shawnd said...

I've seen it in person and Yes! it is a beaut!

Anonymous said...

MY sweet Lord! I will be by for a live action gander, sooner than later! ~TT