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 Seattles 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 dItalia. 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 its 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 Andys 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."