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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #150 on: July 27, 2017, 04:57:23 pm »
Hello, It's the biggest frame they do - 57".  In theory it's a bit small as I am a gnat's cock under 6'2", but feels comfy enough.

It was cheaper to buy the whole bike and take off what wasn't required and also add bits.  TOP TIP: if you do buy a complete bike upgrade to the TRP brakes as the Tektro Mini V brakes shown in the picture are crap (in my view).

BJ isn't my main bike, just a play thing and winter steed, so on that basis I'm pleased with him.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #151 on: July 28, 2017, 01:12:30 am »
I'm going to guess you mean 57cm ;)

Dicta freewheels should have 4 holes on them for fitting the removal tool. To remove dicta freewheels in the past I've used the tool, a nut to hold it on the wheel, a big spanner and a long piece of thick-walled metal pipe for leverage.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #152 on: August 02, 2017, 12:06:04 pm »
I'm going to guess you mean 57cm ;)

Dicta freewheels should have 4 holes on them for fitting the removal tool. To remove dicta freewheels in the past I've used the tool, a nut to hold it on the wheel, a big spanner and a long piece of thick-walled metal pipe for leverage.

Yeah, 57cm!  I will look again for the holes in my freewheel, I don't recall seeing any and Planet X tech services didn't seem to think they could be removed easily. Not that it's an issue.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #153 on: September 13, 2017, 08:07:33 pm »

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #154 on: September 17, 2017, 02:46:49 pm »
Just got my new pompino delivered ready for the winter rides,a quick shake down ride and it feels great 😁
Only thing I need to add now are mudguards,what's the recommendation to set off the bike just right?
Currently have 28mm tyres on and not likely to go any wider than that.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #155 on: September 17, 2017, 03:04:21 pm »
Just got my new pompino delivered ready for the winter rides,a quick shake down ride and it feels great 😁
Only thing I need to add now are mudguards,what's the recommendation to set off the bike just right?
Currently have 28mm tyres on and not likely to go any wider than that.

Roberto
SKS Raceblades do the job on my 25s.
Thing 1 (previous owner of the bike) had 28s in the same guards, as I recall.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #156 on: September 17, 2017, 11:27:49 pm »
I've had one since the beginning of June and have now put over 2000km on it!
Have used it mainly for commuting and fun rides but have used it a few times loaded up with camping gear.
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Have just sent away for a FWC card from Richard Phipps as I may try for an SR on it, even though it threw me off last week at 50kph!
Damp road, fast descent, 150rpm, back wheel gets a bit skittish and starts bouncing around. Choice is slide down the road or take the grass verge.
I chose the verge and after about 30m the front wheel went down a hole and I went over the bars and slid on the grass.
Better option than the chipseal road though! Still nursing a battered shoulder, feels like a rotator cuff injury though as had trouble with it before.

Not leaving recumbents, just another one to add the the stable  8)

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #157 on: September 18, 2017, 07:49:05 am »
Just got my new pompino delivered ready for the winter rides,a quick shake down ride and it feels great 😁
Only thing I need to add now are mudguards,what's the recommendation to set off the bike just right?
Currently have 28mm tyres on and not likely to go any wider than that.

Roberto

I run 28mm tyres on my Pomp and fitted these 'guards.  I'm new into fixed but have lots on mates who ride them and some say removing the rear wheel with 'guards fitted can be tricky.  If you loosen the sliders on the stays there is enough slide and flex in the 'guards to allow for easy removal which makes up for them being a bit ugly.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #158 on: September 18, 2017, 08:57:53 am »
Just got my new pompino delivered ready for the winter rides,a quick shake down ride and it feels great 😁
Only thing I need to add now are mudguards,what's the recommendation to set off the bike just right?
Currently have 28mm tyres on and not likely to go any wider than that.

Roberto
I run 28s on mine with full SKS chromoplastic guards. If you fit some of the safety secu clips for the stays which the front have on the rear as well, it makes wheel removal in times of punctures a piece of cake. I'd also recommend a Surly chain tensioner, which at around £20 makes your eyes sting a bit, but you only need one and it makes chain line and tension tuning dead easy. Plus you'll always have a bottle opener handy.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #159 on: September 18, 2017, 09:20:23 am »
I have the Surly chain tensioner too - brilliant bit of kit.

The safety clip idea is another way of getting the rear wheel out easily. I was a bit worried about the clips breaking over time with repeated wheel removal - perhaps I'm worrying about nothing.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #160 on: September 18, 2017, 09:28:24 am »
The safety clip idea is another way of getting the rear wheel out easily. I was a bit worried about the clips breaking over time with repeated wheel removal - perhaps I'm worrying about nothing.

They do wear if you use them a lot - they become less secure over time - and I've snapped a couple.  I find it helps if you bend the end stays a little so they enter the clips straight and don't force them over at an angle.

They're only a couple of quid a set so it's worth getting a few.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #161 on: September 19, 2017, 05:09:23 pm »
BJ my new Pomp ...



Well, given there is a decided nip in the air I suppose its about time that BJ stopped cowering in the garage and started fulfilling his role as my winter bike.  Since the above photo was taken he has a new (secondhand) rear wheel with a Goldtec hub and Sputnik rim as the Plantet X wheels he came with are not very good.  I have also just ordered a pair or Schwalbe Durano Plus tyres (28mm) so hopefully I won't have to wrestle with tug nuts and Allen keys to fix a p-thingy.