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Title: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on February 27, 2011, 09:34:23 pm
OK. I threatened it. The time has come, brought about by a rather rare event. Three Pomps out for a ride together:

(http://www.ivytodd.com/images/cambs/ch8_800.jpg)

Welcome to the Pompino thread.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: clarion on February 27, 2011, 09:49:06 pm
Probably the most popular single bike model on the forum...
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: marcusjb on February 28, 2011, 07:45:09 am
Great photo!  Like it.

Owner's rally needs to done sometime.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on February 28, 2011, 11:12:22 pm
Here's mine:

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/fp7m2vdmg1argpv/OnOneasbuilt.jpg?raw=1)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on February 28, 2011, 11:19:12 pm
Owner's rally needs to done sometime.

Damn right - Sign me up!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie on March 01, 2011, 12:15:03 am
Mine against the garage door. Will get an action one soon and post it. Have recently changed the rear wheel but otherwise it's the same. My all year round commuter and occasional fun ride bike.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2i1z2pj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Hello, I am Bruce on March 01, 2011, 08:03:55 am
Action shot...
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/356915532_154b741af5_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce_mcadam/356915532/)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Charlotte on March 01, 2011, 08:13:19 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_Ua9XvuIKzVk/TTSl0-ECBKI/AAAAAAAACWs/2HmjAEK0D0k/s720/D7K_1098.JPG)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: delthebike on March 01, 2011, 08:42:18 am
I've not used my pomp in a long time!  :-[

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_45o2t790K90/TWyxJbJTK9I/AAAAAAAAGI0/KsF2M6d1f1E/s640/imgp2525.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: border-rider on March 01, 2011, 08:45:16 am
Nothing if not versatile

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/cycling/phil2.jpg)

(http://bosphorus.f2s.com/fixed/bikes/audaxbike.jpg)

2003: audax bike

(http://bosphorus.f2s.com/fixed/bikes/On_One_side.jpg)

(http://bosphorus.f2s.com/fixed/bikes/On_One_front.jpg)

2005: club runs bike:

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/winterpomp.jpg)

2006: commuter

(http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/bosphorus/pubpino2.jpg)

2010: pub bike
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Steve GT on March 01, 2011, 09:05:34 am
My Pompino on the highest point of my commute!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2540379247_822fd8f622.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: ravenbait on March 01, 2011, 06:39:38 pm
Shackleton, one of the old 135mm Pompinos. Currently waiting impatiently for me to rebuild both his wheels.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/541213015_2ace7195ed_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravenbait/541213015/)

With friends:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3317243912_022b20db48_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravenbait/3317243912/)

On the Dumb Run:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2606482403_43d38f5c9c_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravenbait/2606482403/)

Sam
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on March 01, 2011, 08:59:18 pm
I've not used my pomp in a long time!  :-[

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_45o2t790K90/TWyxJbJTK9I/AAAAAAAAGI0/KsF2M6d1f1E/s640/imgp2525.jpg)

You mean it's just sat there by the road, waiting for one of us to collect it? :)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Luke on March 02, 2011, 04:43:50 am
Old photos, but I don't think I have anything recent.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/2469124770_31d3e167e5_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11609065@N08/2469124770/)
DSCF3499 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11609065@N08/2469124770/) by Hey look, Its Luke! (http://www.flickr.com/people/11609065@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3273425083_16c770119f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11609065@N08/3273425083/)
IMG_0254 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11609065@N08/3273425083/) by Hey look, Its Luke! (http://www.flickr.com/people/11609065@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mike on March 02, 2011, 06:09:40 pm
an action shot from when it was cleaner:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_62622b.jpg)

Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Karla on March 02, 2011, 07:37:28 pm
I'm not sure 'action shot' is the most appropriate terminology here  :demon:
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Luke on March 03, 2011, 03:31:32 pm
A more recent picture.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5494057905_75c5f3d4fc_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60205142@N04/5494057905/)
IMG_0647 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60205142@N04/5494057905/) by Hey look, it's Luke! (http://www.flickr.com/people/60205142@N04/), on Flickr

Anyone know where it is?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: tiermat on March 03, 2011, 03:33:53 pm
^^^^ Just there look, right by the wall and the sign... :)

IGMC
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Aidan on March 03, 2011, 06:06:51 pm
Mine with flat bars and without. Thought I had a more recent pic but  not on Photobucket I dont. Its back to more or less  standard with the exception of having 35 mm tyres and working brakes on it now





(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/flatpomp1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/IMG_0667.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie on March 06, 2011, 05:48:27 pm
Looks good. What are Midge bars like? I've often toyed with the idea of getting some.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Aidan on March 06, 2011, 06:04:19 pm
Looks good. What are Midge bars like? I've often toyed with the idea of getting some.

I find them really comfortable, and can ride on the drops . hoods or tops like normal drop bars so no loss of positions
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 15, 2011, 10:04:42 pm
Mine arrived today. It's a disaster. The toe overlap is extreme and I simply cannot ride it safely. Even a midget with no toes would have difficulty.

I'll post a picture if I get a moment at some point. 
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: LindaG on March 15, 2011, 10:05:15 pm
Mine arrived today. It's a disaster. The toe overlap is extreme and I simply cannot ride it safely. Even a midget with no toes would have difficulty.

I'll post a picture if I get a moment at some point. 

Is it going back?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on March 15, 2011, 10:06:27 pm
I'm shocked. The Pomp is the only fixer in my garage that doesn't have toe overlap. Oh dear...
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 15, 2011, 10:06:40 pm
Yes, it's going straight back.

It also arrived fully built up, which I'd not requested. Grr. Not having a great time with my bikes at the moment.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: jogler on March 15, 2011, 10:07:32 pm
I'm shocked. The Pomp is the only fixer in my garage that doesn't have toe overlap. Oh dear...

My Langster has no toe overlap
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 15, 2011, 10:12:24 pm
All my bikes have toe overlap as I have big feet but am small. But the Pompino overlap is really ridiculous!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on March 15, 2011, 10:15:53 pm
All my bikes have toe overlap as I have big feet but am small. But the Pompino overlap is really ridiculous!

What size did you buy?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 15, 2011, 10:34:23 pm
Size small.

Here are some pics. I rode it for about 100 yards and almost came off when my foot hit the wheel as I was turning. I have size eight feet, but I think even someone with smaller feet would have trouble. 
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_hpgvxYB_7cs/TX_n036UpSI/AAAAAAAAC1g/7kK3_M1Fnag/s512/DSC07910.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hpgvxYB_7cs/TX_obcCs6jI/AAAAAAAAC1k/V-Iut8D_yMg/s512/DSC07912.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_hpgvxYB_7cs/TX_ob4Nd4qI/AAAAAAAAC1s/BwBKi3O_F7o/s512/DSC07911.JPG)


Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ariadne on March 15, 2011, 10:46:59 pm
Wow - that's quite extreme! Switch to really short cranks?!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: border-rider on March 15, 2011, 10:54:05 pm
That's silly.  With a fatter tyre & guards the pedal wouldn't clear, let alone your foot
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 15, 2011, 11:17:40 pm
Cranks are 165. Yes, it's totally silly. Very disappointing. I do hope there aren't many of these bikes out there in this state.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Feline on March 15, 2011, 11:22:04 pm
 :o That's really shocking. What a disappointment :(
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 15, 2011, 11:23:50 pm
That really is shockingly bad.

Small bikes can't just be the same as big bikes but with shorter tubing - they have to design it to work.

I have had several bikes with toeclip overlap, but that is truly ridiculous. Quite quite dangerous on a fixed, too.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Kim on March 15, 2011, 11:26:22 pm
Cripes!  Good excuse for not getting one of those then...   ???
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 15, 2011, 11:28:13 pm
Saw this very bike earlier. The geometry is all wrong in this frame size. The wheelbase is too short: no room for a mudguard between the rear wheel and the seat stay (and there is barely room for a guard under the brake bridge); and too short in the main triangle too as seen above. A bit of toe overlap is fine, but this is more than a bit - the potential for intersection between the arc of the front of the foot and the front wheel is too great.

I agree that it ought to go back as 1) unrideable, certainly as a fixed and 2) unusable if you want a proper rear guard with reasonable tyre size. It looks like a frame that would work with 26" wheels, not 700c.

I also thought the choice of semi-aero rims made it a very odd looking bike.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on March 15, 2011, 11:28:44 pm
That's odd. I've got 170s and guards on mine and the overlap is minimal. It is a medium though.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: LindaG on March 16, 2011, 07:54:17 am
That is odd.  These frames must be non-standard sizes, because my Pomp was a small, with 165mm cranks, and I have size 7.5 feet.  Yes, there was toe overlap.  Not as bad as yours though Peli.

When I took the bike to LBS for crash damage assessment, they told me the alignment was often wide of the mark - some of their staff have Pompinos.  I wonder if there is something going on at the factory.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: border-rider on March 16, 2011, 08:03:55 am
I've seen small Pompinos before and they didn't have that amount of overlap.

As LG says, there must be a problem with the frame build
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Charlotte on March 16, 2011, 08:10:01 am
Yeah, Julian's Pomp (a 120mm, but an earlier one) has a fair bit of overlap, but nothing that bad.

You can ride a fixed with overlap perfectly safely, even through thick traffic - but it's not something I'd choose, given the opportunity.  On One's been making 'em long enough that they should have minimized it as much as possible by now.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 16, 2011, 09:14:14 am
Thanks for the comments, everyone.

As I say, I have overlap on all my bikes, but nothing this extreme. I have overlap on my Surly Steamroller and cope with that OK, but this just felt incredibly dangerous when I rode it round the carpark. A slight turn of the handlebars and I was kicking the tyre.

Let's see what On-One say in response to my email.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: clarion on March 16, 2011, 09:22:02 am
That's got to go back.  Geometry is scarily wrong.

What a disappointment for you when you're having such a difficult time with bikes. :(
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Steve GT on March 16, 2011, 05:09:24 pm
Bad luck Peli.
My Pompino has toe overlap but I am used to it.
As you say on yours it is too extreme.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie on March 16, 2011, 09:02:01 pm
My Pomp doesn't have overlap, it's an XL though, but I do have size 12 feet.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: gene hunt on March 17, 2011, 09:20:33 am
I have a large, it has a little toe overlap but I have size 11 feet.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 20, 2011, 09:17:18 pm
On-One have agreed to take the bike back (I've not confirmed with them yet about who pays for the return delivery), but have not commented at all on the geometry of the frame.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Nightfly on March 21, 2011, 02:34:18 pm
Could you not mount the cleat on the sole of your shoe further forward thus reducing overlap?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on March 21, 2011, 02:44:24 pm
No, that wouldn't work. I'd get very sore knees, it would be a bodge rather than getting a properly-fitting bike, and it wouldn't make that much difference as the overlap is so extreme, etc etc.

As Pluck says upthread, the geometry is very odd indeed and even if the toe overlap weren't so bad, I'd think twice about keeping the bike. There's no room for mudguards at all, and the whole frame just looks squashed and ill-thought-through. 
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: marcusjb on March 21, 2011, 03:34:20 pm
Glad they are taking it back. It is described as being able to take mudguards etc. So in that respect alone, it should go back.

I was considering treating the other half to one but probably need to look elsewhere. Though she fits on my medium apart from the stem being a bit too long (it's a bit long for me to be honest as the pompino has a very long top tube it seems).  But I reckon she'd be happier on a small.

So I guess you have to start again with trying to find something that fits better? How frustrating.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie on April 10, 2011, 09:48:11 pm
The bottom bracket on my Pompino (external bearing) has developed some play. Bit hacked off about that. I've only had it 6 months.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: peliroja on April 10, 2011, 09:51:34 pm
On-One took my Pompino back and refunded my card. They had this comment to make about the frame geometry:

Quote from: on-one
I agree totally that the toe clearance is far too small but general opinion does differ here a little - a couple of people have pointed out this is generally the case on small frames.
 
Sorry for any dissapointment caused and I hope you will shop with On-one again in the future!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: rogerzilla on April 10, 2011, 09:52:10 pm
I do wonder about On-One geometry.  My Inbred is weird, requiring a 30mm stem, a humungous stack of headset spacers and a 410mm seatpost to get even vaguely close to the riding position of my other bikes.

That's an 18" frame; the 20" would require a zero extension stem and the 16" would require a seatpost so long, it doesn't exist.  And the head tube is bizarrely short and my heels clip the seatstays sometimes.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Rhys W on April 11, 2011, 09:12:22 am
"The toe clearance is far too small"? Huh? What they mean is "the toe overlap is far too large."

It's more likely to be a problem on smaller frames, yes, but it's certainly not "generally the case". I'm glad they sorted it though.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: chris n on April 11, 2011, 09:43:59 am
I do wonder about On-One geometry.  My Inbred is weird, requiring a 30mm stem, a humungous stack of headset spacers and a 410mm seatpost to get even vaguely close to the riding position of my other bikes.

That's an 18" frame; the 20" would require a zero extension stem and the 16" would require a seatpost so long, it doesn't exist.  And the head tube is bizarrely short and my heels clip the seatstays sometimes.

I reckon the problem you've got is caused by your fork being too short. put a 4-5" suspension fork on there and everything will line up nicely.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Bledlow on April 11, 2011, 07:00:49 pm
Wow - that's quite extreme! Switch to really short cranks?!
Extreme indeed. I couldn't ride that at all. Tight turns would be suicide. It looks fit only for riding in a straight line.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: rogerzilla on April 11, 2011, 07:03:30 pm
I do wonder about On-One geometry.  My Inbred is weird, requiring a 30mm stem, a humungous stack of headset spacers and a 410mm seatpost to get even vaguely close to the riding position of my other bikes.

That's an 18" frame; the 20" would require a zero extension stem and the 16" would require a seatpost so long, it doesn't exist.  And the head tube is bizarrely short and my heels clip the seatstays sometimes.

I reckon the problem you've got is caused by your fork being too short. put a 4-5" suspension fork on there and everything will line up nicely.
No, fork is the specified length, although it's rigid.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie on April 12, 2011, 09:36:45 pm
I do wonder about On-One geometry.  My Inbred is weird, requiring a 30mm stem, a humungous stack of headset spacers and a 410mm seatpost to get even vaguely close to the riding position of my other bikes.

That's an 18" frame; the 20" would require a zero extension stem and the 16" would require a seatpost so long, it doesn't exist.  And the head tube is bizarrely short and my heels clip the seatstays sometimes.

I reckon the problem you've got is caused by your fork being too short. put a 4-5" suspension fork on there and everything will line up nicely.
No, fork is the specified length, although it's rigid.

Oi, you two, p**s off. This is a thread about Pompinos, not Inbreds, go start your own thread.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on April 12, 2011, 09:37:43 pm
I do wonder about On-One geometry.  My Inbred is weird, requiring a 30mm stem, a humungous stack of headset spacers and a 410mm seatpost to get even vaguely close to the riding position of my other bikes.

That's an 18" frame; the 20" would require a zero extension stem and the 16" would require a seatpost so long, it doesn't exist.  And the head tube is bizarrely short and my heels clip the seatstays sometimes.

I reckon the problem you've got is caused by your fork being too short. put a 4-5" suspension fork on there and everything will line up nicely.
No, fork is the specified length, although it's rigid.

Oi, you two, p**s off. This is a thread about Pompinos, not Inbreds, go start your own thread.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: ravenbait on April 13, 2011, 09:43:00 am
Same thing happened to me when I bought mine. Only I had actually ordered the medium so when they sent a small and the toe overlap was ridiculous there was no quibbling about sending it back.

That was years ago.

Sam
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ham on May 16, 2011, 10:59:24 pm
Does this qualify for this thread?

My cross London ride home tonight....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/__5EyI8Ck-Lw/TdGdg5_u_9I/AAAAAAAAc8Q/5EQNfmQuNTU/s640/Photo0078.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie on May 18, 2011, 04:53:44 pm
Hmmmmm ........... is that a Pompino ? ............. discuss.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Kevina9 on May 18, 2011, 08:56:23 pm
Nope. It's a Pompetamine Versa!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: greenmeansgo on August 14, 2011, 05:06:06 pm
After my Langster cracked, I joined the Pompino club. It's pretty thrown together with the parts off the Langster, and assorted other bits I had in the parts box, plus some salvage, but actually looks less ghetto than I thought it would. Disc brake just installed, all ready for winter.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281738_10100138759756745_61409166_51041307_8352856_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: fboab on November 30, 2011, 09:00:43 pm
Probably says more about the state of my kitchen than the bike, but hey:

Brand New and Unridden.

(He better grow a wee bit more, or he'll be selling it in a year...)

(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/DSC00114-1.jpg)

Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Phil on August 15, 2012, 10:23:04 am
My new Pompino:

(https://p.twimg.com/A0RMKGkCEAAcBZd.jpg:large)

Chrome cable outers were so the right decision.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 15, 2012, 10:54:18 am
Looks familiar! :)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: clarion on August 15, 2012, 11:28:59 am
:thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: chilipapa on September 02, 2012, 06:30:10 pm
Lil question.

Do you think old style 27 x 11/4 wheels would fit?
I've got some 120mm solid axle L/flange wheels in that size. Plus just about everything to build up one of these.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on September 02, 2012, 08:48:34 pm
Might well do. The frames have generous clearances. In theory, the brake mounts will be at the wrong height, but there's not much in it, and various people have successfully fitted 700Cs to bikes with brazings for 27".
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ham on September 03, 2012, 10:40:12 am
My new Pompino:

(https://p.twimg.com/A0RMKGkCEAAcBZd.jpg:large)

Chrome cable outers were so the right decision.

Very nice... what bars have you got on?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: LEE on September 03, 2012, 03:07:52 pm
I think I'd really like a light-blue Pompino.

Can someone ping me is they know of one coming up for sale (or a frame).

I'm 5'10" (is that a medium? I only know old money frames 22-23")
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mike on September 04, 2012, 04:02:50 pm
they're only 99 new, plus 40 quid for a fork... Different blue though.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: fboab on September 05, 2012, 08:24:48 am
I think I'd really like a light-blue Pompino.

Can someone ping me is they know of one coming up for sale (or a frame).

I'm 5'10" (is that a medium? I only know old money frames 22-23")

One of my clubmates has a VERY light blue1 one for sale for £325. Your size (I think).

1I think he referred to it as white.

Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: kyuss on October 06, 2012, 02:53:47 pm
Well, I've gone and joined the club.

I've mentioned my dislike for the look of the pompino rear end in the past, but I needed something a bit more comfortable and winter friendly. I reckon they don't look half bad in white either. Needs a black stem though.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/pomp2.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/pomp1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: marcusjb on October 07, 2012, 07:23:03 am
That does look lovely kyuss - I like the white finish a lot. Not sure how winter friendly it will be having to keep it white though!

Very nice though.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: LEE on October 27, 2012, 10:59:53 pm
What does the new blue frame look like?

Personally I like the old pale blue but interested in building a winter single-speed.  Is the new blue different?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Bodgeit on December 01, 2012, 02:24:50 pm
Everyone likes a dirty picture  :P

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/bodgeit/IMAG0171.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: MCLK on January 11, 2013, 04:05:23 pm
My new Pompino. 2012 blue. Built from new parts and bits found in the cellar...


(http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b508/M-CLK/Pomp_2012_zps2fa077bd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: marcusjb on January 11, 2013, 06:23:18 pm
My new Pompino. 2012 blue. Built from new parts and bits found in the cellar...


(http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b508/M-CLK/Pomp_2012_zps2fa077bd.jpg)

Nice.  Good photo as well - looks Peak Districty? I recognise the edge I think.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: MCLK on January 11, 2013, 06:35:15 pm
Nice.  Good photo as well - looks Peak Districty? I recognise the edge I think.

Thanks. It is indeed the Peak District. Taken from the top of Fidler's Elbow near Hathersage, with Burbage Rocks in the distance.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: marcusjb on January 12, 2013, 06:37:13 am
Ah yes - I see now.  Great location!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: delthebike on February 02, 2013, 06:20:55 pm
Il Tronpino
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XO_cF4-fX6k/UQ1Wugo-w-I/AAAAAAAAHfE/aJSK73FZcGY/s640/p2020140.jpg)

ETA:
Put on the Game Grid
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JRrGMz3JT_M/UQ1aborq4UI/AAAAAAAAHfY/GjMgEO2HoAw/s640/pb128339.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: cuddy duck on February 02, 2013, 06:45:39 pm
what're them mudguards?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: delthebike on February 02, 2013, 07:11:21 pm
what're them mudguards?
SKS but unknown model.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mcshroom on February 02, 2013, 07:16:05 pm
The curve on the front flap looks like longboards
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: clarion on February 02, 2013, 07:17:26 pm
That is excellent!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Pippa on January 20, 2014, 10:00:02 am
New frame (well, a 2012 one on sale), old pretty much everything else from other bikes - the green fork has allowed a written off bike to be partially reincarnated, which has led to quite a special  colour mix - someone has described it is an anti-theft paint job  :D Perfect for a commuter.

Here it is in its home from home, the bike racks at work. Unfortunately the photo doesn't really allow full appreciation of the colour scheme. :

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/12047739113_7d09a8c9db_b.jpg)

It was built up over the weekend and went on its maiden commute this morning. It feels really tiny (it's a small frame)! But at least it didn't fall to pieces.....
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on January 20, 2014, 10:18:44 am
Blue frame, green forks. Niiiice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 20, 2014, 10:59:04 am
Just needs odd coloured tyres and orange bar tape
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: fboab on January 20, 2014, 11:00:57 am
And a goldie looking chain.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: marcusjb on January 20, 2014, 11:10:29 am
Good work - you've made an already pretty ugly bike (as much as I love my turd-brown Pomp, it's no looker) into something really special there. 

Least it's easy for you to spot from a distance!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Pippa on January 20, 2014, 06:33:25 pm
I decided to test out the robustness of the build quality by crashing it on the way home this evening.  :facepalm:

The mechanic (me) passed with flying colors with only the brake lever twisting inwards slightly. Everything else working fine (apart from a sacrificial bar end light).

The cyclist (me) stupid that I am has a bruised hip and a sore elbow. I've discovered that frozen bagels give a nice comfortable frozen hole into which to perch a damaged elbow. I will eat it once it's defrosted  :D
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on January 20, 2014, 06:47:58 pm
They must be crash proof. I came off on a roundabout in November, and split my forehead quite badly. Bike almost unscathed, like yours.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: clarion on January 20, 2014, 07:35:49 pm
Oops!  Heal well and quickly.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 20, 2014, 08:02:36 pm
They must be crash proof.


Hmm...... there's a reason why Pippa's Pomp has a green fork.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Jurek on January 20, 2014, 10:31:02 pm
I decided to test out the robustness of the build quality by crashing it on the way home this evening.  :facepalm:

AAk!
I hope you are intact.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Charlotte on January 21, 2014, 11:16:26 am
Oh you poor sausage, Pippa!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ruth on January 24, 2014, 05:15:17 pm
Oh, dear.  GWS
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: αdαmsκι on February 28, 2014, 11:17:29 am
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/12832239273_e7446dbeae_n.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/12832239273_eb0044456c_h.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on February 28, 2014, 03:53:34 pm
Is that the reason for the colour of Pippa's forks? :hand:

What happened? Wasn't that the bike on which you achieved 300rpm on the EM fixed ride in 2011? :o
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: αdαmsκι on February 28, 2014, 07:27:13 pm
Is that the reason for the colour of Pippa's forks? :hand:

Yip.


What happened?

There was an incident with a driver who wasn't paying enough attention to other road users. Fortunately the damage was to the frame rather than to me.


Wasn't that the bike on which you achieved 300rpm on the EM fixed ride in 2011? :o

Indeed ;D.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: delthebike on March 22, 2014, 06:02:15 pm
I worried on some new bar tape the other day. Quite pleased with it, used figure 8 technique around the levers.
It's a gel type, nice 'n' squishy, I thought I'd give it a go.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6HmlkaRro9k/Uy3PWc02DVI/AAAAAAAAIRM/NwJWMyeeUak/s640/p3220228.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ru8Zb_q9cGE/Uy3PVLOUJgI/AAAAAAAAIRE/BGPfcqkqBLE/s640/p3220229.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: phantasmagoriana on September 24, 2014, 06:12:19 pm
Blue ones are only £99.99 for frame & forks now.

I really think I need one - wider tyres than the 25s I normally run would be really useful for the winter, and I could even get studs in there.

The geometry looks odd, though: a 104mm headtube on the medium (which is the size I should get, according to the chart) is tiny! I think the headtube on my road bike's about 17cm. Is it normal to have a big stack of spacers on a Pompino? ???
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 24, 2014, 07:09:38 pm
It is on mine but I have my handlebars level with the saddle.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: trumpet on September 24, 2014, 08:13:56 pm

The geometry looks odd, though: a 104mm headtube on the medium (which is the size I should get, according to the chart) is tiny! I think the headtube on my road bike's about 17cm. Is it normal to have a big stack of spacers on a Pompino? ???

You need to bear in mind that the Pompino forks are possibly longer than your current bike? ( Hence room for bigger tyres ! )

Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Karla on September 26, 2014, 06:00:25 pm
Blue ones are only £99.99 for frame & forks now.

I really think I need one - wider tyres than the 25s I normally run would be really useful for the winter, and I could even get studs in there.

The geometry looks odd, though: a 104mm headtube on the medium (which is the size I should get, according to the chart) is tiny! I think the headtube on my road bike's about 17cm. Is it normal to have a big stack of spacers on a Pompino? ???

Mine's a medium.  The frame's a bit on the small side for me, so it's probably the size you should get.  I'm now in Newcastle but if you happen to be back in York any time in the middle week of October, you're welcome to try (or even buy) it.  I've currently got the stem slammed and pointed down, and my saddle's set a lot higher than you'd have it, but then I've been using it for training myself into a TT position!  I doubt you'd need that many spacers on a medium - although I've got a shiny silver Thorn high rise stem for sale if you want!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: greenmeansgo on October 02, 2014, 07:55:10 pm
The geometry looks odd, though: a 104mm headtube on the medium (which is the size I should get, according to the chart) is tiny! I think the headtube on my road bike's about 17cm. Is it normal to have a big stack of spacers on a Pompino? ???
On-one frames have really short head tubes, which is annoying because otherwise they're generally fine geometry-wise. I had several spacers on my pomp, and have a load on my 456 also.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Deano on July 29, 2016, 12:11:44 am
Finally fettled into submission rideability:

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8882/28000528524_faebfbbe4c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JEj2Bb)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: trumpet on July 29, 2016, 08:36:31 pm
Finally fettled into submission rideability:

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8882/28000528524_faebfbbe4c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JEj2Bb)

Is that front wheel smaller than the rear Deano or do I need to get my eyes tested?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Deano on August 01, 2016, 01:27:50 pm
No, you see correctly* - 26" wheel at the front to compensate for ludicrous toe overlap, and so I can swap the dynohub onto a different bike.

*Your eyes may still want checking.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Karla on August 02, 2016, 10:25:01 am
Is this a Dave Yates replacement and if so, what happened?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Deano on August 02, 2016, 08:59:11 pm
No, the Dave Yates is alive and well and recovering from some South Yorkshire showers. It'll need a respray and refurb at some point, though, so it's sensible to have a standby.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Deano on March 06, 2017, 10:42:07 pm
Cheviots.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/616/33165203521_23ea21567c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SwGkxP)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mr ben on May 04, 2017, 10:55:25 pm
I'm sure you've all done it...I just made a terrible error while carrying out a google image search.  All I was interested in was seat post colour.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Deano on May 04, 2017, 11:08:17 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on May 05, 2017, 10:37:26 am
I'm sure you've all done it...I just made a terrible error while carrying out a google image search.  All I was interested in was seat post colour.

I'm seriously thinking about a Pomp.  If I do take the plunge I shall be calling it "BJ"  ;D

[All my bikes have names]
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mike on May 05, 2017, 06:49:54 pm
they are brilliant, I really miss mine.  I bought a specialized singlespeed which is on paper very similar but it's nowhere near as nice to ride.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on May 05, 2017, 07:03:24 pm
Indeed. They are immensely versatile. When I bought mine, it was set up for singlespeed CX; I turned it into an excellent fixed-gear audax bike and rode at least two SRs on it. These days, it's a local work horse/pub bike.

The smaller frames do have toe-overlap issues; Deano OTP at least, has overcome this with cunning.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on May 05, 2017, 07:27:55 pm
I won't need a smaller frame so that won't be a challenge I have to overcome.

However I am going to have to overcome some weapons grade piss taking having spent many years deriding single speed and fixed machines plus poring scorn on their riders. Hypocrite?  Yep, that'll be me  ;D
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 05, 2017, 08:15:41 pm
I always need small frames and suffer overlap, what cunning will help please?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Chris S on May 05, 2017, 08:20:51 pm
I always need small frames and suffer overlap, what cunning will help please?

26" front wheel. Looks like a dragster, but it's effective it would seem.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 05, 2017, 08:24:17 pm
Interesting. If I ever get a fixie I'm planning to sort out a disc fork anyway so a new wheel as well is no issue.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Deano on May 05, 2017, 08:46:54 pm
It's the one just above - when the Pomp frame was 99 quid, they were also flogging the Kaffenback forks for 20 quid.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 05, 2017, 10:06:53 pm
Ah I see, I'd just hit new posts on Tapatalk so had forgotten/missed the earlier chat and photos.

Something for me to mull over, the first mulling being what do I get rid of to make space for something new  ???
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on May 05, 2017, 10:22:15 pm
The smaller frames do have toe-overlap issues; Deano OTP at least, has overcome this with cunning.
I cunningly ignore the overlap on mine, but we've done that debate before.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Deano on May 05, 2017, 11:10:37 pm
The smaller frames do have toe-overlap issues; Deano OTP at least, has overcome this with cunning.
I cunningly ignore the overlap on mine, but we've done that debate before.

I've got some toe overlap on my Dave Yates. It's fine.

The amount on the Pomp with 700c wheels was preposterous. In fact, there is still some overlap with the 26" wheel.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Pickled Onion on May 06, 2017, 08:22:33 am
I'm sure you've all done it...I just made a terrible error while carrying out a google image search.  All I was interested in was seat post colour.

Yes, I managed to set of the alarms on the company's internal chat on the cycling board. It's a very cosmopolitan office so they've imported the rude words dictionaries from many languages. Oops.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on May 06, 2017, 10:01:47 am
To be honest that was the only thing that put me off mine. I was disappointed when somewhere (this thread?) told me about it. I'm hoping not to meet any non-cyclist who knows what it means, as I'll either get laughed at or give the wrong impression.

Maybe a respray some time, but I do like the green :-\
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mr ben on May 24, 2017, 08:13:49 pm
To be honest that was the only thing that put me off mine. I was disappointed when somewhere (this thread?) told me about it. I'm hoping not to meet any non-cyclist who knows what it means, as I'll either get laughed at or give the wrong impression.

Not sure if you are referring to blow jobs or toe overlap ;)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on May 24, 2017, 10:38:08 pm
I have a Pomp now.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on May 24, 2017, 11:29:05 pm
Mr Ben - I was replying to Pickled Onion. I have never had an issue with toe overlap on mine. I like everything about the bike except the name. I was disappointed when I found out about that, and would not have bought it had I known in advance. It's just not me to ride about on a bike with that name. Fortunately, I don't seem to know anyone who speaks Italian.

Sorry if others disagree but it's usual, in anything but a niche product, to avoid offending a segment of your market.

I tend to get my frames resprayed when they need it, and to have the transfers put back. There will be some (in)discreet omissions with this one.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 24, 2017, 11:43:28 pm
I know you drossall and I know just enough Italian to know what it means.

I'm even childish enough to enjoy the fact that an ex-priest I know rides one and likes it a lot. Hopefully he'll continue to not know what it means.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on May 24, 2017, 11:57:11 pm
I know you drossall and I know just enough Italian to know what it means.
Last time I ride it when you're around then ;)

Even though yours is almost exactly the same, even down to colour, except for being several frame sizes bigger :)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 30, 2017, 08:58:50 am
Hello, I'm loving my Pomp.  I have just invested a tenner in a Dicta freewheel so I can see what single speed is like.  But before I install it on the other side of the hub has anyone any idea how I get it off should I ever want to?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Ham on June 30, 2017, 09:12:42 am
Hello, I'm loving my Pomp.  I have just invested a tenner in a Dicta freewheel so I can see what single speed is like.  But before I install it on the other side of the hub has anyone any idea how I get it off should I ever want to?

Use it to phone like everyone else. Especially on this thread.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 30, 2017, 10:10:17 am
Hello, I'm loving my Pomp.  I have just invested a tenner in a Dicta freewheel so I can see what single speed is like.  But before I install it on the other side of the hub has anyone any idea how I get it off should I ever want to?

Use it to phone like everyone else. Especially on this thread.

[Groan]  ::-) ;D
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: phantasmagoriana on June 30, 2017, 10:16:36 am
Big hammer. Worked for mine. ;D Quite satisfying with bearings flying everywhere!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 30, 2017, 10:30:55 am
Ah, so destructive methods only?  I thought as much.

I'm not too bothered, I bought the bike as a whole for 500 quid from Planet X and whilst I think the general quality is fine I can see me upgrading the rear wheel at some point although it's okay for now. The front wheel which came with the bike has never been used as it was substituted for a wheel with a dynohub I already had.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: delthebike on June 30, 2017, 11:36:01 am
Ah, so destructive methods only?  I thought as much.
If your Dicta freewheel is like my Shimano freewheel a "C" spanner should do it.

(https://i.imgur.com/9Jqqw9J.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 30, 2017, 11:54:34 am
Ah, so destructive methods only?  I thought as much.
If your Dicta freewheel is like my Shimano freewheel a "C" spanner should do it.

Don't think so.  There are no slots or anything.  There are a couple of shallow holes on the ball race cover but I gather they are there to facilitate the removal of said cover to expose the balls.  Further web research indicates these freewheels are cheap and cheerful and removing them is a pain in the arse probably involving violence.  Like I said earlier I'm not that bothered.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oaky on June 30, 2017, 12:00:44 pm
Ah, so destructive methods only?  I thought as much.
If your Dicta freewheel is like my Shimano freewheel a "C" spanner should do it.

Don't think so.  There are no slots or anything.  There are a couple of shallow holes on the ball race cover but I gather they are there to facilitate the removal of said cover to expose the balls.  Further web research indicates these freewheels are cheap and cheerful and removing them is a pain in the arse probably involving violence.  Like I said earlier I'm not that bothered.

Have you fitted it yet?

I have a couple of essentially unused ones (which are removeable) knocking round the garage (16t no-name or 18t Shimano) you can have if you like.  I also have the tools to remove them with.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: IanDG on June 30, 2017, 01:23:34 pm
Ah, so destructive methods only?  I thought as much.
If your Dicta freewheel is like my Shimano freewheel a "C" spanner should do it.

Don't think so.  There are no slots or anything.  There are a couple of shallow holes on the ball race cover but I gather they are there to facilitate the removal of said cover to expose the balls.  Further web research indicates these freewheels are cheap and cheerful and removing them is a pain in the arse probably involving violence.  Like I said earlier I'm not that bothered.

I don't know? Firstly we get Italian to English translations of 'Pompino' and now we're removing covers to expose balls! Whatever next?  :o
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 30, 2017, 02:51:21 pm
You've just got a dirty mind Windy.  It probably comes from living on some sort of rocky outcrop floating off the coast of Scotland with nothing to think except impure thoughts - we feel for you mate!
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Torslanda on June 30, 2017, 06:28:21 pm
Ah, so destructive methods only?  I thought as much.
If your Dicta freewheel is like my Shimano freewheel a "C" spanner should do it.

(https://i.imgur.com/9Jqqw9J.jpg)


Try it. After it's been on for three Winters. See you in A&E.

The remover you need is generally described as 'SunTour/BMX', needs a gert big spanner and probably a mallet.

OD the freewheel you describe is definitely at the cheap end of the market. Essentially disposable, the only reliable method I have found is to crush the cog in the bench vice until it stops freewheeling then turn the wheel to undo it or drive the dot punch mark around with a sharp chisel until the thing falls apart and you can trap the innards in the vice . . .
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Reinventingthewheel on July 09, 2017, 07:01:57 pm
Im after a medium if you know one for sale? Im based in Cumbria, willing to travel locally or pay for postage.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Reinventingthewheel on July 12, 2017, 04:37:31 pm
Now the happy owner of a Pompino :)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 12, 2017, 04:47:57 pm
BJ my new Pomp ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4208/35879811345_8b7f2f2962_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WEzpSZ)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Jurek on July 12, 2017, 04:51:02 pm
BJ my new Pomp ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4208/35879811345_8b7f2f2962_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WEzpSZ)
Suddenly, a Pompino looks a lot more nickable than past iterations of it have.....
Nice bike S.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 12, 2017, 04:59:03 pm
Thank you  :-*

I love the finish, described by Planet X as "raw".  Basically its just a clear lacquer so you can see all the brazing ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4205/35748609141_cae46b6a8f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WsYY32)

I'm enjoying BJ and he rides really nicely.  At the moment he's in singlespeed mode.

At some point I will get a new rear wheel so it matches the Open Pro front; the original is now surplus to requirement as I used a front wheel with a dynohub from a previous machine.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 27, 2017, 07:50:00 am
BJ my new Pomp ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4208/35879811345_8b7f2f2962_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WEzpSZ)

verrrry nice,  what size is that, L or XL, I'm guessing your 6'1"" ish.  Did you buy it complete, or build it up. ?

ps...go on.....guess why I'm asking!     ::-) ;)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad 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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: mcshroom 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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad 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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Pingu on September 13, 2017, 08:07:33 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4380/37066441961_5c8f2d8b81_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YtrcPx)
IMG_9527_01 (https://flic.kr/p/YtrcPx) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Roberto 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.

Roberto
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Jurek 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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: RichForrest 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.
FB link to a loaded touring picture
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156353441517729&set=pcb.10156353441582729&type=3&theater

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)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad 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 (https://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Bontrager/NCS-1-Mudguard-Set/6AKJ?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=base&co=GBR&cu=GBP&gclid=CjwKCAjwuvjNBRBPEiwApYq0zj8zboyM4mBJMWFPeFIo3OM7L66aZAvx0tGJ-UYO0COLfHoRnX6YmRoC5DUQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds).  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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie 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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad 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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: chris n 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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 19, 2017, 05:09:23 pm
BJ my new Pomp ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4208/35879811345_8b7f2f2962_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WEzpSZ)

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.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 11, 2018, 12:26:16 pm
I’m not sure I like fixed riding but would like to keep BJ as a winter bike. Has anyone converted a Pomp to hub gears?  Or are there any reasons why such a conversion wouldn’t work?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: delthebike on March 11, 2018, 12:53:50 pm
I’m not sure I like fixed riding but would like to keep BJ as a winter bike. Has anyone converted a Pomp to hub gears?  Or are there any reasons why such a conversion wouldn’t work?
You fit the rear wheel with the drive sprocket on the left hand side!  ::-)
Beyond that I can't see a problem with hub gears. As long as you select a hub which actually fits the dropouts, 120mm +/- whatever cold setting you could get away with.
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on April 17, 2020, 03:19:12 pm
I'm a tad bored so how about an update on BJ the Pomp...?

I rather fell out of love with riding fixed so he hasn't seem the light of day for the last couple of years.  However, last December, when I thought I might use him to ride to a temp job I had, BJ got taken down from his hook in the garage.  Since then we have been on regular rides and had a lovely time.  Here's what he looks like now:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49784647281_1d5db3c417_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iRikaB)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49784111478_5ca674c418_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iRfzTC)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49784647556_2d4d4f3cef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iRikfm)

Up thread I mentioned fitting a freewheel on the other side of the hub.  BFC OTP removed it for me (no violence was used and the freewheel remains intact) and I fitted a 20T cog instead as I struggle to get up The Mighty North Hill on the 18T cog on t'other side.  I have yet to discover whether the extra 2 teeth will save me from a cardiac episode - tomorrow maybe.

Fitting the new cog required me to buy a lock ring and whilst on the Planet X site I purchased two new caps, rather natty I think:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49784613486_d87a5b341d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iRia7W)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49784613476_ba3c63633e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iRia7L)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2iRia7L) by Steve Rowley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50089483@N04/), on Flickr

Love 'n' stuff and stay safe  :-*
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Pickled Onion on April 19, 2020, 06:30:36 pm
Fortunately, I don't seem to know anyone who speaks Italian.

I went to Italy.

I was riding with these guys for a couple of days, then they noticed the name:

(http://handsonit.co.uk/2019/pompino.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Oscar's dad on April 19, 2020, 07:31:02 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: drossall on April 19, 2020, 07:45:08 pm
I think that respray is getting closer :facepalm: :-[ ::-)
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Luke on January 13, 2021, 08:30:45 pm
It has been nearly a decade since this bike last appeared in this thread, so here it is in its current form.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50832695811_c18c66c8fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2krURtR)
On-one pompino. (https://flic.kr/p/2krURtR) by Luke Hayes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/60205142@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50831969198_c58c69148c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2krR8u3)
On-one il pompino. (https://flic.kr/p/2krR8u3) by Luke Hayes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/60205142@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: trumpet on January 13, 2021, 08:54:49 pm
Still looking good !
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Tail End Charlie on January 13, 2021, 09:03:03 pm
Monsal trail?
Title: Re: The Pompino Thread
Post by: Luke on January 13, 2021, 09:17:18 pm
Monsal trail?

Yep.  :thumbsup: