Author Topic: The Pompino Thread  (Read 36752 times)

peliroja

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #50 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!

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #52 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #53 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.

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #56 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.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #57 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

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #58 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

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2011, 10:59:24 pm »
Does this qualify for this thread?

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2011, 04:53:44 pm »
Hmmmmm ........... is that a Pompino ? ............. discuss.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2011, 08:56:23 pm »
Nope. It's a Pompetamine Versa!

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #62 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.


fboab

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #63 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.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2012, 10:23:04 am »
My new Pompino:



Chrome cable outers were so the right decision.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #65 on: August 15, 2012, 10:54:18 am »
Looks familiar! :)
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clarion

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #66 on: August 15, 2012, 11:28:59 am »
:thumbsup:

Getting there...

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #67 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.
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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #68 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".

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2012, 10:40:12 am »
My new Pompino:



Chrome cable outers were so the right decision.

Very nice... what bars have you got on?

LEE

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #70 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")

Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #71 on: September 04, 2012, 04:02:50 pm »
they're only 99 new, plus 40 quid for a fork... Different blue though.

fboab

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #72 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.

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #73 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.




marcusjb

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Re: The Pompino Thread
« Reply #74 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.
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!