there are a plethora of blogs out there publishing plenty of quality bike porn and doing a damn better job than i could do which is why i don't often feature bikes here. however on this occasion there is an exception to the rule. as soon i saw the latest gran paradiso creation from hampsten cycles i knew i had to profile it here.
sporting a shiny brush finish the titanium frame features an integrated seat post, internal cable routing and is paired up with carbon edge forks and deep mad fiber wheels. this bicycle is a true north american thoroughbred that will no doubt be turning heads at this year's north american handmade bicycle show. although i understand this machine is a pure breed, as i enter the realms of fantasy i imagine all i'd need do to create my ultimate road bike would be to switch the groupset on this piece of art from sram red to campagnolo super record 11. with that done and maybe a spare set of lightweight ventoux's for windy days my choice of bicycle would possibly be set for life. dream on boy!