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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #100 on: February 28, 2014, 07:27:13 pm »
Is that the reason for the colour of Pippa's forks? :hand:

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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

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #101 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.




Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #102 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? ???

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #103 on: September 24, 2014, 07:09:38 pm »
It is on mine but I have my handlebars level with the saddle.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #104 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 ! )


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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #105 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!

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #106 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #107 on: July 29, 2016, 12:11:44 am »
Finally fettled into submission rideability:


Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #108 on: July 29, 2016, 08:36:31 pm »
Finally fettled into submission rideability:



Is that front wheel smaller than the rear Deano or do I need to get my eyes tested?

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #109 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.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #110 on: August 02, 2016, 10:25:01 am »
Is this a Dave Yates replacement and if so, what happened?

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #111 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #112 on: March 06, 2017, 10:42:07 pm »
Cheviots.


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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #113 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #114 on: May 04, 2017, 11:08:17 pm »
 ;D

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #115 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

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #116 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #117 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.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #118 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

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2017, 08:15:41 pm »
I always need small frames and suffer overlap, what cunning will help please?
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #120 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #121 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.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #122 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #123 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  ???
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #124 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.